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Fermentation microbiology specialist

Montreal, Canada Full Time

Fermentation microbiology specialist

Proventus is a world leader in submerged fermentation (SMF) of bacteria (e.g. Bt), yeast, fungi (e.g. Beauveria), and filamentous bacteria, as well as solid-state fermentation (SSF) of bacteria (e.g. rhizobia) and fungi (e.g. Beauveria).


  • Execute small to large scale bioprocess operations (fermentation, clarification, and purification)
  • Assemble, sterilize, monitor, and clean production fermenters and other equipment, including media preparation, probe calibration, batch sterilization/autoclaving, inoculum preparation, and down-stream processing
  • May be required to carry/move materials weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Operate fermentation automated system
  • Work with coworkers and supervisor to effectively troubleshoot minor equipment and process issues
  • Follow established safety and environmental guidelines and procedures for all work performed
  • Document, record, and summarize information related to the process
  • Assist in writing Standard Work Instructions and Batch Production Records
  • Draft and review development protocols and reports
  • Inventory and Sample Management
  • Candidates need to be able to work on a flexible schedule; weekend work may be required.


  • MS Office
  • Technical working knowledge and hands-on experience with fermentation processes
  • Basic technical writing and documentation skills
  • Experiment design
  • Project execution
  • Results analysis
  • Report writing
  • Equipment and process troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated and willing to be proactive in resolving issues
  • Root cause analysis
  • Corrective and preventive actions for the next step


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience

If you are interested, please provide: 1) your CV; 2) visa status; 3) expected pay rate

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