Scientist, Precision Fermentation

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The Role

Would you like to be part of a leading-edge company, that manufactures sustainable bio-products, with positive impacts on human health and the environment?

We believe there has never been a more critical need to the food system using the power of science and nature to build a more sustainable and healthier world. We plan to develop and continually improve upon our unique, patent protected technologies to become the leader in health ingredients for human nutrition and related industries – but our overarching vision is to go even further. We aspire to become a leading developer of advanced, sustainable plant-based bio-products and in-doing so will support a cleaner and healthier future.

Company has grown significantly in the past two years and expects continued expansion going forward. Our success is no accident. It is driven by a world-class research & development team that innovates & develops patented technology as well as our ability to lead scale-up capabilities and provide superior product quality. Our highly collaborative team spans Canada and the UK, with headquarters located in Dartmouth, NS.

Company has grown significantly in the past two years and expects continued expansion going forward. Our success is no accident. It is driven by a world-class research & development team that innovates & develops patented technology as well as our ability to lead scale-up capabilities and provide superior product quality. Our highly collaborative team spans Canada and the UK, with headquarters located in Dartmouth, NS.

Company currently has an opening for a Director of Industrial Fermentation. Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer, this specialized position will oversee and manage pilot plant operations, including the scaling-up and scaling-down processes from bench top scale to full industrial commercial scale. It will also assist and guide R&D on experimental work and data needed prior to scaling up beyond the lab.

  • Lead execution and management of pilot plant operations as an independent group serving R&D and stakeholders for scaling-up and scaling-down processes from bench to industrial scale
  • Responsible for the design, execution, and troubleshooting of pilot fermentation and related downstream processes
  • Provide full training to staff on fermentation piloting and on scaling-up to industrial processes.
  • Network with production sites and CMOs both for technology transfer and for scale-up and scale-down related challenges
  • Maintain the pilot plant and its utilities in proper working order
  • Ensure pilot plant and its process documentation (SOPs, batch records, logbooks) are always current
  • Implement and maintain a cGMP-like operation
  • Growth of pilot plant capabilities
  • Take point on researching, developing and optimizing bioprocessing techniques for improved production yields, chemical properties, cost efficiency, and product quality
  • Collaborate in the identification of new manufacturing equipment required for launching of new products.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • PhD in chemical, process, and/or biologic engineering or master’s degree in chemical, process and/or biologic engineering with directly related experience.
  • Minimum 5 years extensive hands-on industry experience in scaling-up fermentation processes to full commercial scale
  • 3 years comprehensive knowledge and experience in cGMP operations and documentation
  • 3 years experience collaborating with CMOs both for technology transfer and for scale-up and scale-down related problems
  • Proven ability scaling-up processes following quality standards and certifications
  • Expert level understanding of the engineering design of fermentation plants
  • The successful candidate will have proven skill in attention to detail, critical thinking, teamwork, interpersonal & communication skills, positive attitude, and multitasking.

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