Fermentation Development and Bioprocess Support

Mattoon, IL

Posted: 05/09/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 205.19MR Pay Rate: 80,000 - 110,000

Fermentation Development and Bioprocess Support

This position is in the Bioprocess and Fermentation Group within the Biotechnology Division of Company’s Research Center.  The group is focused on the development and scale-up of new fermentation processes and products, as well as continual improvement of current processes.  The research work spans a variety of microorganisms and approaches including bacterial and fungal fermentations, aerobic and anaerobic processes, traditional stirred tank fermentations, and new engineering concepts in fermentation.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of a team of fermentation scientists and technicians who will participate in the development of new products through fermentation and will use an innovative approach to optimizing existing processes.  A strong background with industrial fermentation with amino acids and/or enzymes experience is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and operate pilot scale fermenters to screen strains, optimize media or fermentation conditions, and develop new products
  • Lead efforts in plant support and troubleshooting
  • Record and analyze data with accuracy and efficiency
  • Deliver weekly progress reports. Write detailed monthly project reports
  • Design programs to automate fermentation operations
  • Formulate low cost/high performance growth media
  • Optimize growth and production conditions for new and existing microbial strains
  • Develop fermentation protocols and create corresponding SOPs
  • Read industrial biotechnology, fermentation, technology publications
  • Research, develop and implement new methods and emerging technologies in fermentation
  • Promote new ideas and project success
  • Collaborate with project team members and management to develop monthly fermentation schedule
  • Work in an aseptic manner and maintain a clean work space

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at maryr@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  205.19MR



  • Master’s Degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or related field with 5+ years of relevant experience or bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or related field, with 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Working understanding of microbial metabolism and physiology and examples of its application to the development and commercialization of fermentation processes
  • Experience in bench top fermenter operations up to 100 L scale
  • Application of fermentation principles, medium development, process design, mass balance as applied for scale-up to a commercial process
  • 5-10 years’ experience in an industrial fermentation environment, including upstream processing
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Safety conscious

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at maryr@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  205.19MR




Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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