Microbiologist – Gloucestershire

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Biologist or Microbiologist to join a waste and water treatment facility which uses algae as a key component in the process. The company is based in Gloucestershire, and this role is full time, on a permanent basis.


As a Biologist or Microbiologist, the main purpose of your role will be to oversee the day-to-day management of algae cultures, and to lead any additional research the Company may undertake.

Further responsibilities of this Biologist or Microbiologist will include:

  • Managing cultures produced at production scale for sale
  • Managing cultures produced at lab scale for further research
  • Leading research into algae strains
  • Testing of suitable growth environments, growth triggers and inhibitors
  • Analysis of cell characteristics such as lipid content.


As a Biologist or Microbiologist, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • PhD qualified or with post doc experience
  • Experience working with algae
  • Driving licence required
  • Graduates considered only if significant experience with micro-algae is demonstrated
  • An understanding of the key components in successful cultivation environments
  • Evidence of having successfully sustained own algae cultures
  • Experience in investigatory analysis ranging from basic cell counting techniques through to preparation of samples for dry weight analysis and other standard analytical techniques
  • Experience with use of centrifuges, freeze dryers and associated equipment
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate strong existing links with their former University(s) and be able to demonstrate a degree of collaboration in past academic publications.

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For more information or to apply for this Biologist or Microbiologist position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH25069 in all correspondence.


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