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Fermentation Manager

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Our client, an agri-food company, are currently recruiting for a Fermentation Manager.
function Overview:
Reporting to the Research & Development Manager, looking for a passionate, self-starter who can supervise and coordinate the activities of a small team of scientists and technicians focused on fungal and bacterial fermentation processes.
The main responsibilities are:
   » Project management of internal research projects and group’s fermentation core service.
   » Supervising and training a team of 4-6 scientists, across varying practice levels
   » Assessing different microorganisms (wild type and GMO’s) for novel enzyme production
   » Active management of the project pipeline to ensure resources are assigned and prioritised to deliver commercial success
   » Development of new enzyme fermentation processes and the improvement of current processes through process and strain improvement
   » Transfer of new developments to up-scaled production in conformity with the project time-lines and working within a business oriented development environment
   » Co-ordinating with Scientists from other R&D teams/external collaborators to generate required quantity of bacterial/fungal products within a stipulated time
   » Communicating complicated scientific technologies and data in a clear and simple manner
   » Providing high quality scientific support to team in terms of planning and execution of experiments by running fermentation batches with minimum downtime and maximum productivity
   » Working effectively with other team members to provide data required for presentations/validation/analysis
   » Develop strong partnerships with Technical Institutes, Universities and research bodies to enhance our R&D capcapability
   » PhD in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Enzymology, Biochemistry or related discipline
   » 5+ years industrial research practice
   » 3+ years project and staff management practice
   » practice in working with different capacity lab scale fermenters (0.1 to 10 L) and subsequent downstream processing
   » practice in presenting technical materials in written and verbal form is critical
   » practice in fed-batch and high cell density fermentation
   » practice in optimising the process conditions and cost analysis
   » Demonstrate capability to write publications and reports that conform to prescribed style and format
   » Demonstrate capability to apply DOE methodology to experimental planning and strong statistical analysis to results
   » availability to travel when required for research collaboration/conferences
   » Science is not 9-5, so a availability to be flexible and work during the weekend if required
   » The capability to work independently
   » practice in microbial enzymes production at >100 L scale
   » practice in handling different groups of fungi and bacterial systems
   » practice in techniques related to USP and DSP processes
   » practice in handling and troubleshooting different types of probes/sensors and utilities (chiller/compressors) etc.
For more information and to apply for this function please call Linda on +353 1 2784671 or e-mail
Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. Tel: +353 1 2784671


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Job Location: Monaghan
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