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Sacco S.r.l. / Centro Sperimentale del latte S.r.l. - FERMENTATION SCIENTISTS WITHIN R&D

We are looking for two fermentation researchers to join our pilot plant in Sacco S.r.l. and in Centro Sperimentale del latte S.r.l. One pilot plant was recently rebuilt, and the other is moving into completely new facilities.
The work in our pilot plants is highly dynamic and versatile and includes both more long-term research projects and daily challenges.The latter includes for example new strains in upscaling from pilot, including industrial verification, to production. Similarly, there can be trouble-shooting work on existing strains aready in production.
Internal collaborations with other departments are very strategic and include for example projects with our Molecular Microbiology department and Product Development.
The candidate will be a proactive team player with a positive attitude for the daily challenges and will further have a keen interest in technology and fermenters at all scales.

These permanent positions futher allow the person to increase his/her responsability and grow according capabilities and long-term wishes for a career within biotechnology.



  • Develop fermentation processes for microbial cultures
  • Take part of scaling up designed processes in production, support
  • Improve the yield of existing strains
  • Set up and follow fermentations, analysis
  • Test and implement new technologies
  • Manage R&D tasks/projects, collaborate across the organization
  • Develop new ideas/concepts within physiology/fermentation, downstream.


  • An MSc/PhD within biotechnology, or related fields
  • Experience with controlled fermentation
  • Experience with research projects
  • A deep understanding of microbial physiology
  • Ideally at the genetic and molecular level

The following is an advantage:

  • Experience with lactic acid bacteria/probiotics and possibly moulds/yeast, or strictly anaerobic bacteria
  • Industrial, international experience
  • Publication, patent experience
  • Experience with people management
  • Experience with statistical tools, Design of Experiments, Multivariate Data Analysis

Deadline and further information

The deadline to apply for there positions is Monday March 5. For further information and apply your cv please contact Martin Pedersen, R&D Director, by e-mail:

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