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Principal Scientist Fermentation

Company Name:
Absolute Opportunities
Principal Scientist Fermentation
Location: Davis, CA
Openings: 1
Salary Range: 92K-131K
Description:
The primary responsibility of this role, as Principal Scientist Fermentation, is to provide technical leadership in fermentation process development and manage fermentation teams and projects. The ideal candidate is highly versatile, energetic and has extensive technical background and excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work in collaborative environments
The incumbent will:
Provide technical leadership for fermentation teams and projects
Develop research strategies, approaches and plans for fermentation projects
Manage day to day fermentation research operation to meet project goals and timelines
Apply the latest knowledge of microbial physiology, secondary metabolism and biosynthetic pathways to media design, process optimization and strain improvement
Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and technicians in formulation and other departments
Evaluate fermentation options, technical feasibilities, and costs for new projects
Keep abreast of current literatures and the state of the art in fermentation science and their potential applications to the companys projects.
The selected candidate is required to possess the following:
Ph.D. in microbiology, chemical engineering or related science with a minimum of 6 years of experience in fermentation processes including 2 years of supervisory experience in industrial bioprocess settings
Proven track record of effective team building and people management skills
Excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work in collaborative environments
Strong background and extensive experience in fermentation science and fermentation operation from lab to production scale
Hands-on experience in fermentation equipment and associated on-line & off-line analytical methods
Experience in statistical design of experiments related to fermentation media optimization and process improvement
Good working knowledge in industrial strain improvement
Previous experience with fermentation and production of biologicals for agriculture is highly desirable.
Candidate Must Have:
Ph.D. in microbiology, chemical engineering or related science with a minimum of 6 years of experience in fermentation processes including 2 years of supervisory experience in industrial bioprocess settings.
Proven track record of effective team building and people management skills.
Strong background and extensive experience in fermentation science and fermentation operation from lab to production scale.
Hands-on experience in fermentation equipment and associated on-line & off-line analytical methods.
Experience in statistical design of experiments related to fermentation media optimization and process improvement
Additional Information:
Previous experience with fermentation and production of biologicals for agriculture is highly desirable.

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