Microbial Physiologist

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Job Details

£33,000 - £45,000 depending on experience
Full-time - Fixed term
Science and Engineering
24 Jul 2019 - 23:30
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CPI in a nutshell

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI are looking to recruit a Microbial Physiologist for a two year fixed term contract, to join our existing Process Science and Technology Group. As the Microbial Physiologist, you will be responsible for defining, leading and delivering technical work programs within the biotechnology field. You will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams, from business development and project management, to engineers and operational teams. You will also work attentively with customers, helping them define their work and lead their program. 

You will be seen as the expert in your field and will be responsible for leading project work as well as, where appropriate, mentoring members of the group with your strong technical knowledge.

The person we are seeking

We are looking for someone with strong theoretical knowledge and proven practical experience in microbiology, biochemistry, fermentation, genetic engineering and enzymology. Experience of application of these skills in an industrial environment and experience of transferring processes from the laboratory to plant scale is highly desirable.

It is essential you are educated to:

HNC or Foundation Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus relevant industrial experience at a senior level or

• Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus significant industrial experience or

• Master Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus relevant industrial experience or

• PhD level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus some industrial experience

You must also have experience of working with diverse or complex technical activities, using your own initiative to solve problems. The ideal candidate will also have a wide network and have ability to build such networks internally at CPI across teams.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Additional information

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

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