Lab technician – Fermentation – Manchester
Salary – £21k – £25k (higher salary may be considered for the right candidate) + Excellent Holidays + Flexible Working Hours + Pension
Our client invites applications from inspired, innovative and outstanding individuals for a full time or part time technical role.
Our client is facilitating the transition of the $36 billion surfactant market from harmful, oilbased chemicals to biobased alternatives by working with the current market leaders to provide a collaborative production platform.
The company is currently completing the build of its pilot facility launching tonne scale production of sophorolipids and work with multiple industrial partners to take the product to market. In line with this, they are fundraising to build their first ktonne scale commercial sophorolipid plant.
This highly successful business is expanding its focus beyond sophorolipids and developing processes to produce additional biosurfactants in collaboration with external market facing partners.
The company believe collaboration between companies, disciplines and individuals are the best ways to develop the biosurfactant industry. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to broaden their skill set by working with field leaders around the world, within a dynamic and friendly working environment. The company offer a competitive pay package and benefits to attract incredible individuals to join their team based in the Northwest. This role will involve work both in Manchester at their laboratories and their pilot plant in Daresbury.
The successful candidate will be responsible for helping maintain the day to day function of the company’s laboratory in Manchester. This will include, but it is not limited to, running lab scale fermentations, performing downstream processing and analytics. The role will involve working with the process development and production teams and supply chain to acquire and test raw materials to ensure that the whole process provides products with suitable properties for a range of applications and industries.
Previous Knowledge and ExperienceWe are seeking highly motivated technicians who want to challenge themselves and others and fit well with our company philosophy, and first and foremost, get things done! The individual should have:
Experience of running daily laboratory operations
Experience preparing fermentation media and other stock solutions and buffers
Able to prepare bioreactors and run them according to protocol
Experience in autoclave operation
Experience in preparing and maintaining microbial cell banks
Significant experience of working with microorganisms, aseptic technique and inoculum preparation Able to follow protocol in an accurate and efficient manner
Able to constructively provide feedback across the different teams
Strong time management skills required to operate biotechnological applications smoothly
Experience in calibrating and maintaining fermentation and analytical equipment, for example pumps and pH probes
Experience preparing samples for analytical techniques, e.g., HPLC
Experience of downstream separation processes
Previous experience implementing QC processes
UK driving licence
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Offerd Salary0- £15,000