Fermentation Scientist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

How do microorganisms in the fermentation process relate to food and medicine? Fermentation scientists have the answers for us. Always on the lookout for new uses for fermentation, they’re leaders in helping us connect the microscopic to the big picture.

Also known as: Fermentation Microbiologist, Fermentation Scientist, Process Engineer/Fermentation Scientist, Sr. Scientist-Molecular Biology and Metabolic Engineering
Learning Strategies
Personnel Management
Quality Control Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Conduct research to improve strains that are used in production
Develop programs for contamination and reduction
Lead a team of fermentation technology staff
Empower your team to improve the reliability and productivity of the fermentation process
Lead inspections for compliance with sanitation standards
Research ways to improve food products
Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design and development problems
Meet Rebecca
Fermentation Scientist
Corteva Agriscience
"As a fermentation scientist, the day to day activity is very much diverse. There would be one day where I will be in the lab for a straight eight hours really working on the fermentation process of all these fun, cool bacteria that I get to work on. Looking and assessing, making sure their health is robust and is great at the same time they are producing the end product that I intended to produce. And there's a lot of designing of experiment, figuring out what makes them happy so that they would give me the response that I needed."
B.S. Microbiology and Pharmacology, M.S. Biotechnology Management

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