Production Scientist 1 – Fermentation

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website Promega

Job Description

Promega is seeking proven scientists to join our Fermentation team, manufacturing microbial cultures to produce enzymes, nucleic acids, and competent cells. This is a great time to join our fermentation team; we are expanding and diversifying our capabilities in fermentation technology. It is an exciting time to be working at Promega, and utilize your skills in microbiology, chemistry, biochemical engineering, and molecular biology.

You will be cultivating organisms to manufacture enzymes, nucleic acids and competent cells. We maintain our equipment, write and revise procedures and batch records. New products come into operations from R&D through the fermentation department.

If you like growing small to large scale cultures and helping maintain industrial equipment this job might be for you.


1. Manufacture a variety of biologics and/or biochemical products so as to meet product specifications. Follow production schedules to assure on-time delivery of finished product. Understand basic laboratory concepts and perform basic lab techniques.

2. Perform assays to assure that products meet existing requirements for purity, activity and functionality. May require supervision to determine +/- passing results.

3. Follow the quality requirements that relate to area. Demonstrates good documentation practices and consistently produces quality products and documentation. Follow existing policies for data recording and record keeping.

4. Demonstrates inclusion through their own words and actions and is accountable for a safe workspace. Acts with kindness, curiosity and respect for others.

5. Embracing and being open to incorporating Promega’s 6 Emotional & Social Intelligence (ESI) core principles in daily work.

6. Understands and complies with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements applicable to our business.


1. Participate in and follow project plans and experimental design with assistance. Provide data or information to others in work area, and assist in implementation activities for own products.


1. A.D. or B.S. degree in a scientific discipline (e.g., Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology). May have 0-3 years of related experience.

2. Familiar with biochemical separations, buffer preparation, and assay methods.

3. Familiar with basic principles of documentation using either laboratory notebook or batch record.

4. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, ERP systems, etc.


1. Experience (beyond coursework) with protein and biochemical and/or assay methods.

2. Prior industry experience.

3. Familiarity with ISO 9000 or cGMPs.

4. Experience with use of computers for collection and analysis of experimental data.


1. Ability to work at a laboratory bench for extended periods of time.

2. Ability to work with hazardous materials (e.g. chemicals, radioactivity, electrical equipment) so as not to endanger oneself or others.

3. Ability to use computers in an interactive manner for extended periods of time.

4. Ability to use standard laboratory protective equipment (e.g. goggles, lab coat, protective gloves).

5. Ability to lift 50 lb. occasionally.


Diversity is important at Promega. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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