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Associate Process Chemist I, San Diego, CA

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Associate Process Chemist I, San Diego, CA**

Department: Process Development

**Position Summary:**

Our client develops commercial biobased processes to make widely-used chemicals that enable better, more sustainable everyday products. That enables our partners and leading brands to offer better food packaging, auto parts, clothing, tires, carpets, and more. Weve commercialized processes for bio-BDO (for plastics) and for biobased butylene glycol (for cosmetics); and our technology drives the worlds first commercial-scale biobased plant for a major intermediate chemical. Were working on polyamide intermediates (nylon) and on butadiene (tires); and were helping numerous companies with their bioprocesses. We have more on the way.

This position will be responsible for executing lab and pilot-scale experiments that contribute to the development of novel processes for the production of chemicals via fermentation. Technical areas of responsibility span fermentation and downstream separation steps such as filtration, centrifugation, chromatography, extraction, and distillation. He/she will assist in experimental planning, independently set-up, operate, clean and maintain equipment at the bench and pilot scale; collect experimental samples, perform sample assays, perform data analysis and reporting, and maintain/order lab supplies.


+ Set-up, operate and maintain lab/pilot scale separation and purification equipment

+ Prepare experimental plans, execute bench-top experiments and pilot trials including monitoring parameters, sampling, sample submission and data/ observations recording

+ Run wet-lab assays, prepare reagents, conduct physical property measurements /quality control testing and maintain accurate and detailed record of analyses data

+ Perform daily calibration, regular preventative maintenance and maintain instrument/equipment history logbook

+ Develop/maintain new SOPs, methods and batch-record sheets

+ Write experimental reports, prepare and present summary results at group meetings

+ Contribute in preparation of Technology Transfer Packages and provide on-site support at a CMO as needed

+ Propose ideas leading to new experimentation

+ Order general lab supplies and maintain inventory

+ Perform laboratory housekeeping activities, and maintain a clean and well-organized work areas for maximum safety and efficiency

+ Routine maintenance and operation of laboratory instrumentation

+ Ensure compliance with company's health and safety guidelines/protocols

**Qualifications & Experience:**


+ A bachelors degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related field


+ Laboratory experience in bio-separations process a plus

**Knowledge Requirements:**

+ Downstream processing and operation of separation and purification equipment

+ Independently set-up and execute bench-top experiments and pilot trials

+ Ability to operate laboratory equipment, including basic maintenance and calibration

+ Experimental designs, data analysis and prepare and present reports

+ Strong problem solving and creative scientific skills


+ Excellent organization, prioritization, time management and planning skills

+ Enjoys laboratory-based research work and collaboration with other chemists and engineers

+ Capable of self-time-management to complete tasks efficiently and within deadlines

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills

+ Demonstrated ability to handle highly confidential materials in a discrete and professional manner

+ Ability to interact comfortably, confidentially, and professionally with all levels of the organization and external customers

+ Team player committed to success and getting the job done well

+ Technological literacy with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Teams and Word

+ Approachable, solutions-oriented and able to maintain composure

+ Desire to learn new things, positive attitude and enthusiasm

+ Able to thrive in a high-energy, dynamic, team-driven work environment

+ Good analytical skills

**For Immediate Consideration, Apply Today! Questions? Email Alex at for More Info.**

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-04-12 Expires: 2021-05-13

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