Sr. Scientist - Fermentation AgraQuest
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED AgraQuest, Inc., a Bayer CropScience (BCS) company, a subgroup of Bayer AG, is one of the world's
leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non?agricultural pest control,
seeds and traits. We offer an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern,
sustainable agriculture and for non?agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce
of 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries.
Located in the Davis, CA. facility, the primary responsibility of the Sr. Scientist will be to actively
participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop microbial based biologicals. This role is responsible for
design and executing of fermentation experiments and for process scale up from flasks to pilot and
The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
? Designs, plans and conducts fermentation experiments at flask, 10?20L, and 200L scales to gain
understanding on the impact of fermentation on the production, activity and stability of active
? Applying the latest knowledge of microbial physiology, secondary metabolism and biosynthetic
pathways to media design, process optimization and strain improvement.
? Providing of highly active materials through fermentation for downstream formulation, bioassay,
and field trials.
? Responsible for data collection and analysis, writing of SOPs, technical reports and documentations
for internal presentations/interpretations and for regulatory support
? Collaboration with other scientists, engineers, and technicians in fermentation and formulation
? Participation in the process transfer and scale?up at pilot plants and manufacturing sites.
? Keeping up-to-date with current literature and the state of the art microbial physiology and
fermentation science and potential applications to the company?s projects
? Some travel will be required.
Desired Skills & Experience
The selected candidate is required to possess the following:
? Ph.D. in microbiology, chemical engineering or related science
? A minimum of 2-6 years of in depth knowledge of microbial fermentation and physiology, microbial
secondary metabolites production is highly desirable, strong background in fermentation science or
fermentation engineering/operation at form lab to production scale
? Hands-on experience in fermentation and downstream processing equipment
? Experience in statistical design of experiments related to fermentation media optimization and
process improvement? Working knowledge of standard analytical, biological and wet chemistry laboratory equipment and
molecular techniques required
? Experience in industrial strain improvement preferred,
Salary and Grade Level will be commensurate with experience and/or education level.
We offer a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefit programs. In addition to a competitive
base salary, you will be eligible for an array of innovative rewards and recognition programs, variable
pay and incentive opportunities as well as benefits coverage. We are committed to helping our
employees maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and home. You will be
eligible for paid time off programs and paid company holidays. We are also committed to supporting
your professional development through talent management and development programs, training
programs, tuition assistance and professional association events.
If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can
make a difference at Bayer by applying now.
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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