Fermentation Group Manager

North Yorkshire
Dependent on experience
04 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Gregory Hammond
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Fermentation Group Manager to join an innovative biotechnology company based in the North Yorkshire area. As the Fermentation Group Manager you will be responsible for building, directing and managing a high quality fermentation group.


Your duties as the Fermentation Group Manager will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will provide effective leadership, line management and mentoring to the fermentation group comprising of the fermentation team, operations team and bioprocess chemistry team. Approximate team size is 35 people ranging from process technicians to PhD scientists with budget accountability of circa £3 million.

2. Form strong interdisciplinary links across internal teams to ensure seamless incorporation of technology, knowledge and tools at the appropriate point in project management.

3. You will provide a source of knowledge on various scales of fermentation operation with a focus on experimental design, minimising process risk and leading troubleshooting activities on fermentation issues as required.

4. Provide technical expertise and understanding in all aspects of fermentation bioprocess development including elements of fractionation, fermentation, product isolation and bioproduct formulation on scales up to 10,000L.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Fermentation Group Manager we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a chemical/biochemical engineering, microbiology or similar discipline, along with substantial industrial experience managing fermentation teams and projects.

2. Proven industry experience in fermentation bioprocessing either from pharmaceuticals, brewing, food, biofuels, biorenewables or chemical industries.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience working with progressing technologies successfully from concept and development through to scaled demonstration within multi-disciplinary teams.

Key Words: Fermentation | Cell Culture | Management | Leader | Operations | Biotechnology | Brewing | Manager | Director |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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