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Aliga microalgae is a Danish based company specializing in producing high quality, nutrient-rich and bio-secure microalgae for the aquaculture industry worldwide.

We have revolutionized the cultivation of different microalgae strains through our proprietary and leading bioreactor technology which enables us to simulate, monitor and optimize nature’s own photosynthesis process in a clean, fully controlled and bio-secured indoor environment. The strong cultivars we produce have a high cell concentration, free of preservatives, heavy metals and pathogens as well as having the biochemical composition suitable for zooplankton and larvae feed. Through gentle harvesting, dewatering and packaging processes are we able to deliver concentrated paste products with the characteristics and attributes of fresh, live microalgae when diluted into culture tanks.

As a company we always strive to offer our customers exceptional value through a combination of competitive pricing, enhanced service and products of the highest quality

The Aliga Team

  • Michael Krag Nielsen

    Co-founder & CEO

  • David Erlandsson

    Co-founder & Sales Director

  • Tonni Brammer

    Business Development Manager

  • Petrine Goleathsen

    Administration

  • Erick Ramos Kirkby

    Head Biologist - Synthetic Biology PhD

  • Alice Ekelhof

    Biologist - Botany PhD

  • Janni Nielsen

    Biologist - Biotech Engineering

  • Sara Nielsen

    Laboratory Technician

  • Ole Hornbjerg

    Technical Production Manager

  • Sofus Nielsen

    Security

Michael Krag Nielsen

Co-founder & CEO

Michael brings more than 25 years of experience from business deve...more

David Erlandsson

Co-founder & Sales Director

David brings more than 20 years of International sales & marke...more

Tonni Brammer

Business Development Manager

Tonni comes from an engineering background where he brings more th...more

Petrine Goleathsen

Administration

Petrine brings expertise in administration to Aliga and makes sure...more

Erick Ramos Kirkby

Head Biologist - Synthetic Biology PhD

Erick expertise lies within microalgae biotechnology and synthetic...more

Alice Ekelhof

Biologist - Botany PhD

To Aliga Microalgae Alice brings biology expertise around strain s...more

Janni Nielsen

Biologist - Biotech Engineering

Janni brings expertise in Chemistry & Biotechnology and optimi...more

Sara Nielsen

Laboratory Technician

As a trained laboratory technician Sara brings expertise how to op...more

Ole Hornbjerg

Technical Production Manager

Sofus Nielsen

Security

As an observant and loyal member of the Aliga team, Sufus ensures ...more

Job opportunities

Aliga Microalgae is growing and is continuously looking for talented people to join our team. If you have an interest in our company and believe you have the competence, skills and industry knowledge to become a suitable candidate, please send your CV and a covering letter to Aliga CEO, Michael Krag Nielsen on mkn@aliga.dk

Hjoerring 2019-08-19

Aliga Microalgae® seeking a Fermentation Specialist 

Aliga Microalgae, the leading microalgae production company in Denmark is expanding its operations and is seeking an experienced Fermentation Specialist to be responsible for the company’s fermentation production at its facility in Hjoerring, Denmark. 

THE POSITION:

As a Fermentation Specialist you will be a key player in the manufacturing processes of our microalgae. The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of microbial physiology and biochemical engineering to facilitate successful development and implementation of lab to industrial scale fermentation production. In the role as Fermentation Specialist you will work and collaborate closely with other scientists in the team in strains development and optimization, as well as you are expected to be able to design, set-up and perform experiments to improve product yield, from lab and pilot scale to large industrial production scale.

 YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • 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
    • Documenting experiment execution using an electronic lab notebook, batch record, and/or protocols
    • Develop simulation of the process and modeling
    • Help with equipment installation, commissioning and maintenance of new equipment, as well as support working with vendors.
    • Responsible for calibration of sensors, scales etc.
    • Write documentation including project reports and SOP’s
    • Design and collaborate around management and quality systems such as ISO, GMP, Organic etc. 
    • Organizing technical data, provide oral presentations or technical reports to communicate results
    • Collaborate with the rest of the team to identify strategies to improve the process
    • Training of existing and new staff.

 WE EXPECT YOU TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A master degree within Chemical Engineering, 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

Apply for position : Latest by 31st of August 2019 by email to adm@aliga.dk marked “Application Fermentation Specialist”.

Start of position : 1st of October 2019 or latest by 1st of November 2019

For further info : Contact CEO Michael K. Nielsen on +45 2282 0464 or email mkn@aliga.dk

THE COMPANY:

Aliga Microalgae® was founded in 2016 with the vision to be one of the leading European producers of sustainable microalgae-based ingredients and products for the Feed, Food and Dietary Supplement markets globally.  In 2018, the company was awarded a finalist place in the prestigious Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition in the category Start-Up as well as it was nominated Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in its home city of Hjørring, Denmark.