20 days old

Fermentation Manager

Kelly Services
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
**Lead Scientist/Manager/Director of Fermentation**

Note: Job title is flexible and catered to individual experience. Applicants of varying experience and expertise encouraged to apply!

**Overview** :

Our client transforms waste industrial carbon dioxide into feed and food system ingredients, through industrial biotech, and biological innovation. Our client operates one of the worlds leading and largest hydrogen-based biosynthesis laboratories, with bioreactors from 250ml to 55L.

We are seeking a seasoned fermentation leader to join our expanding team in Sunnyvale, CA. The Director of Fermentation will lead the development of a cost-effective and robust fermentation process involving optimization and scale-up for an expanding portfolio of products, while also building and leading a diverse team of scientists and engineers.

**Responsibilities** :

+ Provide strategic and operational leadership for fermentation activities. Lead the design, implementation, and analysis of fermentation process development activities for a suite of products across a variety of scales, ranging from bench scale to commercial scale.

+ Hire and lead a group of fermentation scientists and engineers

+ Develop and implement new scale-down methods in the fermentation process to enable cost-effective and predictive process scale-up. Apply design-of-experiment based approaches where necessary.

+ Lead development of gas mass transfer and kinetic modeling, combined with stoichiometry, to predict and optimize fermentation process across scales

+ Design small scale fermentation models to enable rapid strain characterization at medium to high throughput experimentation

+ Work with relevant stakeholders to identify fermentation process requirements that enable effective downstream processing for product separation and purification

+ Analyze data, document results, develop SOPs and write reports.

+ Communicate and present scientific and technical information within an area of expertise to a cross functional audience.

**Requirements** :

+ Doctor of Philosophy with at least 10 years of relevant industrial fermentation experience OR

+ Master of Science with at least 12 years of relevant industrial fermentation experience OR

+ Bachelor of Science with at least 15 years of relevant industrial fermentation experience

+ Proven successful track record in developing novel fermentation processes and scale up and scale down to/from lab/pilot/demo/commercial scale

+ Experience in leading teams of scientists and research associates

+ Experience running fermenters including setup, sampling, process development (including downstream processing), and troubleshooting hardware and software

+ Expertise in mass transfer and kinetic modeling

+ Experience using statistics and design-of-experiments based approaches to strengthen experimental design and enable robust data analysis

**Preferred Requirements** :

+ Prior experience with gas fermentation and chemoautotrophy is preferred, but not required

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2022-10-10

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Fermentation Manager

Kelly Services
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast