Engineer - Fermentation Lead

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Mendel Biological Solutions, LLC invites applicants for the position of Engineer €“ Fermentation Lead. The successful individual will lead a team responsible for optimizing and scaling-up the fermentation of microorganisms identified as bio-fertility agents or biostimulants. The position requires a deep understanding of, and experience with scaling-up fermentation processes, technology transfer to and from pilot plants, and general microbiology.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Responsibilities will include close collaboration across a team of scientists, formulators and commercial fermentation vendors to scale the production of biological products to meet cost and volume targets. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience managing projects and people focused on culturing a diverse array of microbes, including fungi and bacteria isolated from the environment €“ and bringing those products into commercial production.
What You Will Need:
Experience in Research & Development-scale fermentation
Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills and ability to report program results to the management, sales and marketing teams
Experience analyzing large data sets and simplified presentation of results
Master's degree in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology (or closely-related field) with 2+ years of fermentation experience OR a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology (or closely-related field).
What Will Put You Ahead?
Experience supervising other team members
Demonstrated success in managing projects, including sourcing, budgeting and timelines
Expertise in both pilot and commercial-scale fermentation
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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/VeteranExcept where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
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