Job description Posted 02 December 2022

Microbiologist (Graduate)

6 Months



To carry out microbiological screening activities associated with all projects within BPS. This primarily involves a programme of work to identify a strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus with improved productivity.

Key Responsibilities:

·               To participate in high throughput screening programme ensuring all activities are performed according to the schedule.

·               To identify areas for improvement in screening programme, conduct experiments to verify improvements and incorporate them into the screen.

·               Identify alternative strategies for identifying an improved mutant. e.g. rational screening and align these with the high throughput screening programme.

·               Identify new technologies to improve efficiency of the screen, liaise with suppliers, establish cost benefits and implement where appropriate.

·               Ensure all data is recorded in appropriate format. Analyse data using appropriate statistical software and use results to improve the screening programme.

·               Maintain stocks of improved strains and liaise with Fermentation Development team regarding further productivity testing.

·               To interact and liaise with other BPS teams to support delivery of BPS objectives

·               To adhere to and help maintain the highest levels of Safety and GLP across the department.

·               Ensure facilities and equipment are maintained to an appropriate standard and raise issues as necessary.

·               Support other departmental activities (eg Culture Maintenance) as required (only if necessary myLearning curricula have been completed).

Educational Background:

·      Graduate qualification in scientific discipline or a number of years of practical experience

·      Life Sciences / Microbiology

·      Under standing of aseptic techniques essential