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Downstream Process and Fermentation Engineer - San Diego, CA

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Downstream Process and Fermentation Engineer - San Diego, CA**

**Job Description**

To realize our goal of building a next-generation Yarrowia lipolytica yeast platform, each of our strains need to be successfully deployed. Therefore, we are seeking a Downstream Process Engineer to help with this great challenge. With your motivation for process development, and a particular interest in downstream product recovery and purification, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and deploying downstream processes which meet quality, cost, and process reliability objectives.

**Duties and Responsibilities**

Design and manage the execution of laboratory and pilot scale downstream experiments, leading to the definition of commercially viable processes, harvest of and product recovery, that leverage engineered organisms

Work with fermentation and synthetic chemistry scientists to adapt, optimize and scale-up laboratory scale processes to achieve commercially viable and robust process protocols

Work with manufacturing partners to design fermentation and downstream processes to fit the partners facility equipment and successfully transfer processes to them

Manage the execution of bench scale assays and proof-of-concept experiments

Develop mass and energy balances, process flow and instrumentation diagrams, simulations and cost models.

Conceive ideas to reduce the cost of manufacture of product, develop and implement experimental plans to test and evaluate feasibility of ideas.

Work with external engineered systems and process equipment partners to design and assess alternative processes and equipment capable of achieving process requirements.

Develop and follow Standard Operating Procedures and additional verbal and written directions.

Support the set-up, completion, and clean-up of experiments.

Present findings of research in written and oral formats.

Maintain detailed and complete lab notebook. Participate and support IP filings.

Must be able to work a schedule which includes weekends and extended hours.

**Required Experience**

B.S. degree in Chemical, Biochemical, Mechanical, Agricultural Engineering or related field with 2 to 3 years industrial experience or M.S. degree in similar or related fields with at least 1 year of industrial experience.

Hands-on experience with chemical separations equipment (e.g. distillation, filtration, chromatography, centrifugation), and a strong understanding of the underlying theory.

Ability to exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Knowledge of computer-based monitoring and control systems.

Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate interactions with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and external partners.

Familiarity in Process/ Utility Flow diagrams (PFD/UFD), Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs), and Equipment / Instrument specifications is a plus.

Experience with hands-on fermentation processes and bioreactor operations is highly desirable.

High-level expertise with modeling software (ASPEN, etc.) and/or building computational models is a plus.

**_For immediate consideration apply today!_**

**_Questions? Please reach out to Dustin at DUSG877@kellyservices.com_**


**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: 2021-09-06 Expires: 2021-10-07

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