Process Development Engineer Position Purpose:

We are looking for a Process Development Engineer to join an energetic multi-discipline team of scientist and engineers. This person will support the development of novel fermentation and downstream technology to meet commercial targets. In addition, he or she will support the transfer and commercialization of such technology. This position will report to a director.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering or related field
  • Candidates are required to have 2 to 5 years of professional experience
  • Familiar with chromatography, centrifugation, filtration, crystallization and fermentation concepts and equipment
  • Ability to use chemical engineering concepts to design and optimize fermentation and downstream purification processes
  • Self-starter and quick learner
  • Able to lift 25 to 50 pounds
  • Able to work on occasional weekends and evenings
  • Able to travel to support commercialization efforts around the world
  • Able to work with pilot scale equipment utilizing mechanical aptitude and trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-discipline team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and personal interaction skills
  • Working conditions will include pilot plant and commercial facility operations and may involve the use of hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to work in safety manner in compliance with company and facility policies

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct literature searches and research on the development and scale-up of bioprocess product recovery and purification to ensure timely completion of project milestones
  • Provide support to the fermentation development team as necessary
  • Maintains a safe and orderly laboratory and ensures compliance with all safety policies and practices
  • Involved in new product scale-up, purification, process optimization, technology transfer and process validation activities
  • Records, organizes, analyzes data and presents results
  • Maintains concise laboratory notebooks, signed and witnessed in a timely manner

Work Environment: Laboratory, pilot plant and basic office

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, a progressive and rewarding work environment with an alternative workweek schedule. Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and salary requirements.