Senior Process Engineer, Fermentation

Zymergen

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Founded in 2013 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zymergen is a technology company unlocking the power of biology. We deliver better economics for products made from biology that are used across industries, bring new products to market faster, and develop novel products. Our proprietary platform uses robots and machine learning to engineer microbes faster, more predictably, and to a level of performance previously unattainable. These microbes, and the products they produce, have broad applications across industries such as chemicals and materials, agriculture, and healthcare. For more information visit www.zymergen.com.

 

  1. Job Description and Specific Responsibilities

Zymergen is hiring an experienced Process Engineer to support our Products Division in conceiving, developing and transferring production processes of Zymergen’s novel molecules to commercial scale. As a member of the process development team, the incumbent will lead fermentation process development at pilot scale, transfer fermentation processes between Zymergen and CRO/CMO sites, and support successful implementation of production fermentation processes at commercial scale.

 

An ideal candidate for this position will perform the following duties:

  • Lead fermentation process development for assigned projects at pilot/bench scale, working together with the process development team and utilizing lab and pilot resources at Zymergen and CRO’s.
  • Conduct transfer of fermentation processes to commercial scale and support initial commercial scale production
  • Interface with bench fermentation team to support commercially-scalable process definition and development
  • Supervise and coordinate fermentation process testing at CRO/CMO facilities
  1. Qualifications/Experience

We favor candidates with the following:

  • BS to PhD in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or relevant field and 10+ years of industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and/or executing fermentation processes development at pilot scale
  • Demonstrated experience in scaling fermentation processes from lab/pilot into operational commercial scale facilities, including performing on-site support
  • Familiarity with pilot and plant scale fermentation equipment and process sterility
  • Experience interfacing with bench fermentation development teams and/or developing DOEs for bench fermentation development
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in collaborative cross functional team environment

 

 

Founded in 2013 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zymergen is a technology company unlocking the power of biology. We deliver better economics for products made from biology that are used across industries, bring new products to market faster, and develop novel products. Our proprietary platform uses robots and machine learning to engineer microbes faster, more predictably, and to a level of performance previously unattainable. These microbes, and the products they produce, have broad applications across industries such as chemicals and materials, agriculture, and healthcare. For more information visit www.zymergen.com.

 

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