Scientist II, Fermentation Development

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Scientist II to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.

Scientist II, Fermentation Development

The Fermentation Scientist/Microbiologist will provide technical leadership to a multidisciplinary team designing, implementing and scaling-up bio-based fermentation processes. Working with the department lead to establish and advance project goals, and ensure timely completion of project milestones.

  • Strain characterization at bench scale using automated high throughput solutions to improve strain screening efforts.
  • Develop strong relationships with strain development group(s) and provide expertise and strategy to optimize host microorganisms and engineered microorganisms to advance performance of strains and reach key performance indicators.
  • Integrate theoretical and practical aspects of microbial physiology and fermentation technology into metabolic engineering research
  • Provide leadership for the development of industrial media and fermentation systems for piloting and commercial operations
  • Advise on and implement fermentation scale-up process in-house or in collaboration with technology partners to facilitate technology transfer from R&D fermentation to commercial scale design processes
  • Collaborate with technology partners for the execution of scale-up projects
  • Report technical accomplishments to internal teams, external parties, and as appropriate.

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology or (Bio-)chemical Engineering or related field and at least 3-5 years post-graduate with directly relevant experience in Industrial Biotech, Agro Biotech, Pharma Biotech, Biofuels, Advanced Renewables and/or related applied areas.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively lead an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams, provide strong analytic skills, fermentation process design, testing and validation, staff development and excellent general communication skills.
  • Direct experience performing integrated system design and cost analysis.
  • Experience in the scale-up and oversight of industrial biotechnology operations.
  • Proficient in mechanical design and troubleshooting relevant to bench and pilot-scale fermentation systems.
  • Strong understanding of the connection between microbial physiology and process performance.
  • Strong understanding of mathematical modeling of bio- and fermentation processes.

  • Location: La Jolla
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: BR467358623