1+ months

Senior Group Leader of Fermentation

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
Our client is a metabolic engineering company in San Diego, CA, focused on the use of gene editing tools to construct commercially useful strains of microorganisms, and develop optimized fermentation and chemical processes to maximize their commercial advantage. They are seeking a highly capable and experienced **Senior Group Leader** to run the fermentation team.

+ **Job Title:** Senior Group Leader of Fermentation

+ **Location:** San Diego

+ **Salary:** 165k + benefits (401k, equity, bonus, relo assistance, etc.)


+ Lead the fermentation team including planning, data analysis and interpretation of lab-scale fermentation experiments Hands-on direction of fermentation lab activities including actual lab work as needed.

+ Collaborate with Strain Development team to develop methods for vetting new strains for fermentation.

+ Collaborative planning of strain design to improve titer, yield, purity, and ease of downstream processing.

+ Execute scale-up, scale-down, and process optimization experiments to aid in design and technology transfer.

+ The successful candidate will help develop and implement procedures to increase fermentation reproducibility and throughput, install and commission new equipment, and participate in the transfer of improved fermentation technology to manufacturing scale, working effectively with third party manufacturers and parties.

+ Complete establishment of rigorous protocol-driven operational practices in the fermentation group at all scales of operation. 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.

+ Establish targets for fermentation process technology development that allow the client to achieve its business objectives.

+ Use cost modelling to identify optimum scenarios.

+ Oversee the technology transfer of fermentation processes to commercial partners. This includes preparing technology transfer documents, maintaining relationships and communication with commercial partners, and leading the team to provide technical support for the technology transfer.

+ Manage an annual budget for the costs associated with the Fermentation group.

+ Provide technical insight and an engineering perspective into potential new partner projects to help drive growth of program Leadership, Mentorship and development of fermentation personnel to achieve individual and collective success.

+ 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 client.

+ Providing expertise in pathway modeling and metabolic flux analysis to support Strain Development in their choice of genetic modifications would be a bonus.


BS/MS/PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering or related field with 10/8/5 years of experience in industrial biotechnology process development is required.

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.

Experience managing technology transfer including creating and managing technology transfer documentation and communication with external partners to ensure proper application of transferred technology is required.

Project management experience including balancing competing priorities, setting and meeting milestones, risk assessment, and managing resources to achieve project goals is desired.

Experience developing proposals and estimating project requirements for new business opportunities is desired.

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

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Posted: 2022-07-04 Expires: 2022-09-01

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