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Search Results for Industrial Microbiologist
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Scientific Officer

Our client is a premium supplier of research products & technology with offices based in Kilkenny, Ireland. They are at the forefront of innovation since 2009. As the exclusive supplier of many of the world’s leading bioscience reagents to the Irish market they have many new products soon to be launched in Ireland, UK and throughout Europe. Due to successful company growth, they are now looking to appoint a Scientific Officer to join the team. The role will be based at their new HQ in Kilkenny and will report to the General Manager. The Scientific Officer...

Location: Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland,
Scientific Officer
Kilkenny Not Disclosed

Industrial Microbiologist Career Profile

Industrial Microbiologist

Industrial microbiologists develop, process and research microbial cultures in order to produce commercially valuable products. They may also be responsible for monitoring production systems to ensure quality control standards are maintained. Such work is an important part of the expanding area of biotechnology and biopharmaceutical produts. Industrial microbiologists work in a diverse range of sectors including:
  • chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • health-care
  • agriculture
  • brewing
  • food and drink
  • water purification
  • environmental science
Typical work activities can include:
  • researching and developing new products using methods such as recombinant DNA techniques
  • testing and assessing the safety of new chemicals
  • selecting and genetically modifying microorganisms
  • developing new products
  • designing fermentation processes to optimise product yield and quality
  • monitoring production processes;
  • maintaining parts of production processes such as fermentation systems
  • product separation and purification
  • developing the use of microbes as early warning sensors to detect pollution
  • bioremediation, using microbes to treat soil and water pollution caused by industrial waste
Industrial microbiologists may also become involved with non-laboratory-based applications, such as clinical trials and drug registration. In addition, there are opportunities for microbiologists to work in other areas of industry using their expert knowledge, e.g. scientific sales.

Requirements
  • Education to BSc Micro degree or higher degree standard is generally required
  • Relevant research experience within university and / or industrial environments is often an advantage