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Microbiologist - Fermentation Scientist

Pace Analytical
Greenfield, Indiana, US
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Microbiologist - Fermentation Scientist

ID 2021-4058
# of Openings 1
Job Location(s) US-IN-Greenfield
Category Science


This position supports R&D strain screening and process development of new enzyme products. The Fermentation Specialist will work as part of a team to operate and maintain the 7L and 20L fermentation systems for early stage strain screening, process development, and lab scale product production.


    Execute relevant SOPs and laboratory batch records for the operation, cleaning and maintenanceDevelop and maintain relevant laboratory documentation including operation/maintenance logs, procedures, batch records, reportsPrepare and sterilize media and stock solutionsBuild up and tear down of vessels, assembly of various lines and equipment to be utilized during fermentation experimentsMonitor tanks during run, including pulling and analyzing samples, troubleshooting, basic root cause analysisInstrument maintenance and troubleshootingProvide oversight for execution of daily operations and maintenance inventory of supplies with the groupAssist with offline data entryRoutine lab cleaning to ensure sterility of experimentsUse excellent aseptic technique to assist with cell banking operations, downstream purification and lyophilization, sterility and purity testing, moisture analysisExecute required culture identification and relevant analytical proceduresFollow company relevant policy and SOPs to ensure quality and safety standards are maintained


    • B.A. or B.S Degree in Science or Engineering preferred - candidates with applicable experiences will also be considered
    • Minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience with good aseptic technique, working with microbial/cell cultures, e.g., development/preparation of media, propagation of cultures, identification of isolates, and maintaining pure cultures
    • Good laboratory techniques to prepare and maintain pure microbial cultures
    • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team environment incorporating a variety of functional relationships as mentioned above
    • Strong interpersonal skills and motivation to learn from technical colleagues
    • Flexible work schedule that may involve evening and weekend support


    About SPS at Pace Analytical

    Our Scientific Professional Services division partners with companies that have scientific needs both inside and outside of the laboratory. We hire quality candidates for our lab and regulatory teams so that our customers have an elite workforce supporting their company. Our Scientific Recruiters are passionate about finding a position that is the right fit for you.

    We're proud to offer careers that are both challenging and meaningful- as well as a comprehensive benefits package to all of our regular, full-time employees. If you work with us, you'll be part of a dynamic team focused on delivering science better.

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    Pace Analytical is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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