Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date: Friday August 19th, 2022
We are a high growth SME, providing world class engineering biology that allows our customers to advance and deliver products addressing key global challenges in human health and the environment.
We are an inclusive, fun and dynamic team of 30 people with a passion for science and delivering for our customers.
There is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Fermentation Scientist with excellent knowledge in microbiology to join our team. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively within the Fermentation Department, multitask to reach tight project deadlines and show an aptitude for learning new skills. Attention to experimental detail and the ability to carefully record and present methods and results is essential. Good interpersonal communication between members of the fermentation team is required alongside good formal oral presentation and report writing skills.
In return, the successful candidate will be embedded within a dynamic, sociable team in a lab-based role with flexible working hours. This position will be based at brand new facilities at the Roslin Innovation Centre where there is regular bus links to the City Centre, free on-site parking, an on-site gym and several on-site cafes – the perfect setting to meet colleagues over a coffee in view of the Pentland Hills.
The candidate will have:
A PhD in Fermentation Biotechnology (or related field) or an equivalent graduate degree with at least 3 years industrial experience.
Excellent technical knowledge and practical experience in running, optimising and troubleshooting fermentations.
Proven ability to work both independently, and as part of a team.
Ability to generate new ideas and deliver innovative approaches to increase workplace productivity.
The candidate must be able to multitask extremely well and have excellent attention to detail.
Excellent numeracy skills and a strong problem-solving ability.
Excellent organisational skills and a flexible hard working approach are key attributes for this position.
Excellent formal communication skills; both oral and written
Other Desirable Skills (Not Essential) include:
Practical fermentation experience in more than one type of microorganism
Experience of fermentation scale up
Mammalian cell culture experience
Experience in using a Quality Management System (SOP’s, RA’s etc)
Practical experience or at least a working knowledge of GMP
Systematic approaches to experimental design and process optimisation
Basic knowledge of molecular biology, and analytical chemistry
Ability to articulate technical information to a wider audience
Line and project management experience
Position: Senior Scientist – Fermentation
Closing date: 19th of August
Location: Roslin, Midlothian
Hours: 40 hours per week
Work pattern: Days (Typically Mon-Fri but may include occasional weekend work)
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience + inclusion in profit sharing scheme, health expenses cover and life insurance
Ingenza believes that we best serve our customers by creating and supporting an inclusive and diverse team. All the qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disabilities or age.
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