Fermentation specialist in Biotechnology in Basel

Lucie Nasshan, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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Basel, Basel-Stadt
Life Sciences
Lucie Nasshan, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
058 201 55 50
jetzt bewerben


Randstad Professionals is currently looking for a Fermentation specialist in Biotechnology for a permanent position for one of our client in the Basel area.. This contract is an unique opportunity to join an innovative company in the pharma industry.

We are looking for a result-oriented researcher  who will thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities will change regularly. The multi-disciplinary nature of the fermentation department requires interaction with scientists in the strain engineering, downstream process development, and analytical teams, as well as contract manufacturing and research organizations.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, designing and execution of fermentation related experimental plans in support of physiological characterisation of metabolically engineered microbial strains and process development within a cross-functional team structure

  • Provide leadership for the development of industrial media and fermentation processes for piloting and commercial operations

  • Development of fermentation processes using scale down models to predict process performance at manufacturing scale

  • Process transfer to our CMOs, involving on-site support

  • Partner with production to troubleshoot, identify and implement productivity improvements for the production process

  • Contribution to project plans, timelines and technical scope of existing and new projects

  • Documentation of experimental data, preparation of technical reports, communication of findings to relevant stakeholders

  • Conduct review of literature, making recommendations for application to current process issues

The following skills are required:

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, or related disciplines, with a minimum of 4+ years of working experience in an industrial setting, ideally including interaction with industrial/commercial partners

  • Strong knowledge of microbial systems, physiology and cellular metabolism

  • Experience in the physiological characterization of microbial organisms using bench-scale bioreactors, including batch, fed-batch and continuous processes

  • Experience in developing and improving microbial fermentation processes

  • Experience with fermentation piloting, scale-up, and technology transfer to industrial settings Experimental design and data analysis capabilities including Design of Experiments (DOE) Demonstrated capability to participate in multidisciplinary teams

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Very good command of English

  • Ability to travel (CMO support) up to 20%

If you are interested for this great role, don't hesitate to send your application with a CV in English or to contact me directly.  I am looking forward to sharing information with you.