Job Opportunities

Chief Biologist - Denmark

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Aliga Microalgae is looking for a temporary replacement for its chief biologist who will be responsible for the company’s production of microalgae by fermentation at its facility in Hjørring, Denmark.


  • Set-up and operate lab-, small- and industrial-scale production fermenters.
  • Lead technology transfer and scale-up at commercial scale according to the company’s goal.
  • Use technical knowledge to identify, troubleshoot and assist with the resolution of process problems.
  • Manage a team of highly motivated scientists and technicians from regular tasks to mid/long term projects.
  • Document experiment execution and analysis using an electronic lab notebook, batch record, and/or protocols.
  • Write documentation including project reports and SOP’s.
  • Organize technical data, provide oral presentations or technical reports to communicate results.
  • Train existing and new staff.


  • Master's degree within biotechnology, biochemical engineering, fermentation or related engineering or life science discipline.
  • Previous experience in running, maintaining and troubleshooting of bench-scale and industrial-scale microbial fermenters.
  • It will be an advantage if you have experience in optimizing fermentation conditions for high-density cultures and fed-batch cultivation.
  • Strong understanding of biochemical engineering principles, bioprocess development, fed-batch fermentation processes and feedback control systems.
  • Understanding of engineering principles such as mass balance, mass transfer, fluid mechanics and reactor design preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to discuss complex technical concepts with a variety of audiences.
  • A genuine technical interest and curiosity.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, adaptability and a positive attitude
  • Fluency in English, written and verbal.

For more information and application, visit Apply by September 15, 2020.

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