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We are seeking a Fermentation Scientist to join our team. Candidates should have a strong background and direct experience in precision fermentation and have a demonstrated track record of successful fermentation process development and improvement in a fast paced, team-oriented research operations setting. Ideal candidates will also have specialized skills and experience in analytical operations and developing analytical methods for assessing key parameters of microbial fermentations. Experience with early downstream processing (DSP) development is a plus.

As part of the Recombia team, you will be expected to interact frequently with leadership and work collaboratively with other scientists to design and execute fermentation experiments in support of our R&D deliverables. You will contribute to the planning and execution of current and future projects.

Salary and equity for this position will be commensurate with experience

Ideal candidates will have:

· A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Industrial Microbiology, Biology, or related fields, or M.Sc. with 10 years of relevant industry experience

· Strong background in development of new bioprocesses and demonstrated skills in design and execution of fermentation experiments

· Specific experience in developing and optimizing microbial fermentation processes to produce small molecules and proteins

· Analytical chemistry skills for qualifying and quantifying fermentation products and key fermentation parameters, including product titers, by HPLC and LC/MS

· Familiarity with common lab-scale bioreactor manufacturers (Eppendorf, Sartorius, etc.) and associated software

· Ability to work in cross-functional project teams that are focused on the commercialization of a given product that includes the development and technology transfer of processes from laboratory scale to pilot and manufacturing scale

· Expertise in statistical analysis, Design-of-Experiment practices, data analysis, and related software (e.g. JMP)

· Strong communication, organization, and strategic planning skills, excellent record keeping, and history of maintaining safe work environment practices

Additional qualifications for an ideal candidate:

· Experience with engineering microbes to produce natural products

· Programming and data analysis skills (Python, R, etc)

· Familiarity with Benchling environment and their Developer APIs

· Ability to travel internationally (France) and throughout the US at least four weeks per year

 

Job Type:

· Full-time

Experience:

· Fermentation

· DSP

· Analytical chemistry

Education:

· PhD, M.Sc.

Location:

· Bedford, MA 01730

Benefits:

· Health insurance

· Dental insurance

· Vision insurance

· Paid time off

· 401k

· Other

 

Link to apply direct: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/LES1000/JobBoard/87d55ea6-bafc-28a6-4e3d-01bba711f8aa/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=8fbf190a-c448-4e5d-acd5-832655a332bf