The Fermentation Engineering group is hiring experienced engineers provide support for new project onboarding and validation into standard operations.
This role may also support engineering projects that either solve new technical challenges or investigation/optimization of existing processes.
Job Description and Specific Responsibilities
Immediate responsibilities include:
Engineer 1: BA/BS is required plus >2 years of hands-on (set-up, inoculation, and process improvement) fermentation experience, preferably as an owner of a fermentation process. Other bioprocess experience outside fermentation is also applicable.
Engineer 2: BA/ BS with >5 years’ experience or a MS with 1 year of experience.
High level of independence is desired. We would like someone who can be given high level goals and they can coordinate their own schedule and will take initiative to execute. The ideal candidate will have a considerable amount of fermentation experience, and a history of independent problem solving.
At scale fermentation experience is preferred as the position will require visiting client sites to learn commercial processes.
Proven experience as a team leader or project manager is preferred.
Problems in fermentation could arise during inopportune times, which may require extended onsite coverage outside normal work hours or remote monitoring. Travel may be required for tech transfer visits.
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