Industrial Phycology is always on the lookout for good people to join its team, to be considered for upcoming vacancies please email your CV and a covering letter


We are particularly interested to hear from people who have skills and experience in bio-process engineering, chemical engineering, wastewater engineering, delivery of capital projects related to the wastewater industry, commercial development of  industrial biotech, engineering and utility focused SMEs.


Current vacancy's :




Laboratory Technician (Algae and Biological Systems)


Industrial Phycology

Industrial Phycology (I-Phyc) aims to sustainably transform wastewater treatment.  We use microalgae to treat municipal and industrial wastewater and recover valuable resources. Our goal is sustainable, chemical-free wastewater treatment. We are currently constructing the largest algae-wastewater treatment facility in the UK (



I-Phyc is seeking a Laboratory Technician to assist principal investigators, engineers, and research staff with ongoing research related to algal cultivation and wastewater treatment. Applicants should expect a rewarding, fast-paced work environment with numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are seeking a driven, self-motivated individual with a strong science background.


Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science/Engineering, Marine Science, Microbiology, or related disciplines
  • Minimum of two years of laboratory experience (academic or industry)
  • Ability to communicate, learn, and adapt quickly- both independently and as part of the team

 Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science/Engineering, Marine Science, Microbiology, or related disciplines
  • Experience with algal ecology, physiology, taxonomy, and cultivation
  • Experience with biological water/wastewater treatment
  • Technical experience in any of the following areas: microscopy, sensors/probes, water quality analyses, field work, spectrophotometry and statistical analysis

 Tasks will include

  • Design and execution of biological experiments
  • Field work and sample collection
  • Laboratory analysis of chemical and biological samples
  • Photobioreactor monitoring and maintenance
  • Algae cultivation
  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Data entry, analysis, and report writing
  • Organizing, ordering, storing, cleaning



Main company site is in Bristol (UK), however, sample collection in England and Wales is expected.



Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting immediately until the position is filled.  Preferred applicants can start as soon as beginning of July. Send your CV and cover letter via email (subject: Laboratory Technician) to  


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