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Bioprocess Scientist

Date:  Jun 20, 2022


Company:  Grupo Agrotecnología

The Company is in the process of expansion and development worldwide and is recruiting a Bioprocess Scientist for our Orihuela (Alicante) site.


Bioprocess-related professional to be the leader of the Microbiology R+D Labs and Scale-Up facilities at Grupo Agrotecnología. Head of R+D Microbiology labs and scale-up team with direct reports (R&D Technicians). Able to lead bioprocess research projects, focused on the optimisation and scale-up of bioprocesses oriented to the production of new microbial based active ingredients for plant protection. Ability to create standard operating procedures, establish protocols and solve problems on fermentation setting and scale up.


Main Responsibilities:


  • the Microbiology Lab and Scale-Up facilities at Grupo Agrotecnología
  • Manage the lab and Scale-Up Team for microbiological based products.
  • Lead the management, designing, planning, scheduling and execution of bioprocesses optimisation projects (upstream and downstream) plus Scale-Up.
  • Responsible for compiling and analysing data from bioprocess development, troubles hooting and historical processes. Write technical documentation including recording in laboratory notebooks, reports, and Standard Operating Procedures. Report results to Coordinator.
  • Solve complex problems through deductive reasoning, original thinking and the application of scientific principles to design and interpret bioprocess experiments and scientific investigations focused on microbial active ingredients development.
  • Assist coordinator in managing scientific investigations focused on microbial active ingredients discovery.
  • Assume projects ownership and technical management.
  • Bioprocess transfer to production.
  • Advise/mentor team members.
  • Implement continuous improvement projects and standardisation to increase efficiency of operations and technological excellence.
  • Effectively communicate results internally and externally.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What are we looking for


  • PhD or equivalent in Biotechnology-related area
  • Have at least 3-4 years of experience in a similar position. Team management. Microbial process research and scale-up (upstream and downstream). Specifically, high experience is required in culture medium development and optimization for production of secondary metabolites and cell biomass; Development and/or optimization of fermentation parameters to ensure good yield under pilot/industrial conditions; implementation and execution of fermentation scale-up.
  • Team management, scientific rigor, planification and organizational skills
  • Nice to have Skills on statistical data analysis and DoE tools, knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology and natural products chemistry fields
  • Specificaly, high experience is requiered in culture medium development and optmization for production secondary metabolites and cell biomass.
  • Development and/or optimization of fermentation parameters to ensure good yield under pilot/industrial conditions.
  • Implement and exection of fermentaion scale-up


What do we offer


Competitive remuneration package (salary + bonus + health insurance + etc..), regular, full-time and permanent contract, continuous training and professional growth in one of the most beautiful and promising areas of modern agriculture: the biocontrol and plants bioestimulation efficient and sustainable.


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