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Scientist - Fermentation

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Job Title** : Scientist - Fermentation

**Location** : San Diego

**Salary** : 117k


Our client is a trait development company in San Diego, CA, focused on the construction of commercially useful strains of microorganisms. They require a Scientist for fermentation development on the R&D team to develop novel microorganism to produce high value specialty chemicals for use in the cosmetics, food, flavors & fragrances, and pharmaceutical markets.

The candidate will participate in all aspects of upstream bioprocess design from laboratory scale to commercial scale. This individual will join a cross-functional team developing efficient and economic fermentation processes utilizing yeast and bacterial strains for the commercial production of high value, sustainable and low carbon specialty ingredients for cosmetic, nutrition or flavor and fragrance, and pharmaceutical applications.


Plan and execute scale-up, scale-down, and process optimization experiments to maximize understanding and performance of strains to meet product titer and specification goals. Develop and implement procedures to increase fermentation reproducibility and throughput. Help select, install, and commission new equipment. Support technical investigations of production runs, resolve root causes, and provide solutions to various issues in process development.

Interface and coordinate with Strain Development, Downstream Processing, and Analytical teams for transfer of information and materials. Engage in inter-team feedback to drive iterative refinement of all processes toward product goals.

o Work with strain development to design strains that ease fermentation, improve titer, yield, purity, and ease of downstream processing.

o Work with Strain Development team to develop methods for vetting new strains for fermentation. This includes cultivation in 96-well format platform and microfermenter experiments.

o Work with the Downstream Processing team to optimize composition and conditions for handover of fermentation products.

o Work with the Analytical and Strain teams to develop assays for critical products define endpoints, detection and quantitation methods, and parameters critical to accurate measurement.

Participate in the transfer of improved fermentation technology to manufacturing scale, working effectively with third party manufacturers and parties. Participate in creating Tech Transfer documentation.

Is an effective collaborator, both internally and externally. Effective at influencing positive change and direction within the organization. Interface with and positively influence customers, partners, and service providers to Nucelis.


Degree(s) in (Bio)chemical Engineering, Microbiology, or related discipline. Minimum of B.S. with 5+ years, or M.S. with 3+ years, or Ph.D. with 1 year of industrial fermentation experience.

Broad knowledge and experience of fermentation operations for biochemical production is required.

Solid knowledge of microbial genetics, physiology and molecular biology as applied to fermentation.

Experience with detailed analysis of bioprocess data demonstrating an ability to troubleshoot, debottleneck, and optimize bioprocesses at the unit operation and whole process level.

Strong computer skills including MS office and data analysis software is required.

Bonus: Providing expertise in pathway modeling and metabolic flux analysis to support Strain Development in their choice of genetic modifications.

**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.
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Posted: 2022-08-29 Expires: 2022-09-29

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