Deltaferm Biosytems – Laboratory Research Assistant – Ongoing


Name Deltaferm Biosytems
Placement base location Malvern Link, Worcestershire (possibility for hybrid working)

Contact for enquiries Dr Catherine Jimenez
Contact details
Placement job title Laboratory Research Assistant
Potential start date Summer 2023
Potential working pattern Total hours per week: 35
Details of application method Send CV and covering letter to Dr Catherine Jimenez
Application closing date Ongoing
Overview of PIPS organisation
Deltaferm Biosytems is a new biotechnological based company developing products for customers in the Biostimulant and Biological markets. For more than a decade, it offers environmental solutions for waste treatment, which include lines microorganisms based and recently, it opened the fermentation unit specialized on sporulated bacteria and microbe-based biostimulants. We are progressing with a new Biostimulant division in addition.
Placement offered

The placement is for students with microbiology experience for isolation of soil bacteria with nitrogen fixing capabilities. The project will include sampling of plant roots, soils, and plants, culturomics and possible identification with biochemical test (API).

The placement will be an excellent opportunity to show case the microbiology skills but at the same time, to learn about the current trends in the market of biological biofertilizers. The lab has support and background experience in this area, as well as, in genomics and transcriptomics, microbe interactions which could enrich the student experience.

Person specification

Microbiology experience, preferably in isolation of bacteria.

Plate pouring, streaking, microscope use, aseptic technique, etc.; this could be in research or job experience.

Financial contribution/benefit(s)
Up to £19,000 per annum (pro rata) to assist with expenses where necessary.