- Position: Fermentation Microbiologist
- Reference Code: R
- Department: Operations
- Location: Nicholasville, KY
- Country: United States
Supporting the Bioreactor & Fermentation Development team in the set-up, operation, and associated analysis of microbial bioreactor processes
General operations such as bioreactor building/sterilization, cleanup and turnover of bioreactors to maintain a set run schedule
Manufacturing sampling including cell count and in-process data collection
Collaborate with multiple areas to execute data mining efforts in support of long term project management
Maintain records and test results following good manufacturing practices (GMP)
Work independently and efficiently
Document work clearly and perform procedures accurately
Communicate effectively with staff members
Performs housekeeping to ensure a clean and safe working environment.
Anticipates needs and identifies opportunities for improvement.
Performs preventative maintenance on equipment as needed.
Complies with safety procedures including lock-out tag-out.Requirements
The Ideal Candidate would possess:
Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
At least one to two years related laboratory experience including aseptic and cell culture techniques and/or microbial fermentation
Exposure to bioreactor/fermentation operations and/or cultivation in associated platforms such as agar plates, spinner/shake flasks, or T-flasks
General laboratory skills, aseptic technique, experience with pipettes, and experience with automation
Experience using formulas and linking spreadsheets in Excel
Prior statistical analysis experience
Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, or biochemical engineering discipline
Work will include periodic evening and/or early morning weekday hours as well as periodic weekend hours
Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed.
Alltech offers a comprehensive benefit package and an atmosphere for professional and personal development. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.