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Associate Scientist 1, Downstream Process Development

Amyris, Inc.
Emeryville, CA 94608
  • Job Code
    116695930


Amyris, Inc.

Location: Emeryville, CA
Team: Manufacturing and Operations - Process Development & Engineering
Work Type: Full-Time


Amyris, a leader in industrial synthetic biology, uses its innovative bioscience solutions to achieve renewable products by converting plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules. Amyris’ molecules are used in wide range of specialty & performance chemicals, flavors & fragrances and in applications ranging from cosmetics to biofuels. Learn more at www.amyris.com.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Amyris is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Amyris complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

For a full list of our current openings, please visit our website www.amyris.com.

The Downstream Process Development team is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to contribute to the bench-scale development of various separations processes, designed to recover biomass and products from fermentation broth. This position requires previous experience with laboratory and/or pilot plant equipment, preferably in an industrial biotech setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for running existing processes, modifying equipment and processes under supervision, analyzing product using a variety of analytical methods, and working with scientists and engineers to develop novel separations techniques. We are looking for a strong team player with a growth mindset, who prioritizes safety, and values the opportunity to work on multiple product lines in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:
    • Execute existing separations and purification processes, including filtration, extraction, distillation, chromatography crystallization, chromatography and reactive separations, at bench scale.
    • Document observable data and procedures
    • Prepare samples for chromatographic analyses, run GC and LC samples, and process the analytical data
    • Perform non-chromatographic analyses on product and in-process streams, including optimal measurements, LOD, TSS, viscosity and microscopy
    • Work with scientists and engineers in the evaluation and implementation of new laboratory equipment, including separations units, analytical equipment, and automation tools
    • Present work in written updates and in slides, to be shared with the rest of the Process Development team
    • Be responsible for individual and co-worker safety
    • Embrace Amyris' Core Values


Requirements:
    • BS in chemistry, biology, food science or equivalent
    • 3months of independent project experience is required: internship, co-op or undergraduate research experience is acceptable
    • Experience with any of the following is strongly preferred: centrifugation, filtration, cell disruption, extraction, chromatography, crystallization and distillation
    • Some fermentation experience is a plus
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
    • Attention to detail, a can-do attitude, and sensitivity to timelines
    • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, and balance multiple projects


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<br/><br/><b>Amyris, Inc.</b><br/><br/><b>Location: </b>Emeryville, CA<br/><b>Team: </b>Manufacturing and Operations - Process Development & Engineering<br/><b>Work Type: </b>Full-Time<br/><br/><br/>Amyris, a leader in industrial synthetic biology, uses its innovative bioscience solutions to achieve renewable products by converting plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules. Amyris molecules are used in wide range of specialty & performance chemicals, flavors & fragrances and in applications ranging from cosmetics to biofuels. Learn more at www.amyris.com.<br><br/>As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Amyris is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Amyris complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.<br><br>For a full list of our current openings, please visit our website www.amyris.com.<br><br>The Downstream Process Development team is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to contribute to the bench-scale development of various separations processes, designed to recover biomass and products from fermentation broth. This position requires previous experience with laboratory and/or pilot plant equipment, preferably in an industrial biotech setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for running existing processes, modifying equipment and processes under supervision, analyzing product using a variety of analytical methods, and working with scientists and engineers to develop novel separations techniques. We are looking for a strong team player with a growth mindset, who prioritizes safety, and values the opportunity to work on multiple product lines in a fast-paced environment.<br><br><b>Responsibilities:</b><br><ul><ul><li>Execute existing separations and purification processes, including filtration, extraction, distillation, chromatography crystallization, chromatography and reactive separations, at bench scale.</li><li>Document observable data and procedures</li><li>Prepare samples for chromatographic analyses, run GC and LC samples, and process the analytical data</li><li>Perform non-chromatographic analyses on product and in-process streams, including optimal measurements, LOD, TSS, viscosity and microscopy </li><li>Work with scientists and engineers in the evaluation and implementation of new laboratory equipment, including separations units, analytical equipment, and automation tools </li><li>Present work in written updates and in slides, to be shared with the rest of the Process Development team </li><li>Be responsible for individual and co-worker safety </li><li>Embrace Amyris' Core Values</li></ul></ul><br><br><b>Requirements:</b><br><ul><ul><li>BS in chemistry, biology, food science or equivalent</li><li>3months of independent project experience is required: internship, co-op or undergraduate research experience is acceptable</li><li>Experience with any of the following is strongly preferred: centrifugation, filtration, cell disruption, extraction, chromatography, crystallization and distillation</li><li>Some fermentation experience is a plus </li><li>Excellent interpersonal and communications skills </li><li>Attention to detail, a can-do attitude, and sensitivity to timelines</li><li>Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, and balance multiple projects</li></ul></ul><br><br>#LI-RJ1<br><br> <br><br> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/Y7mrJkHl1kj2FpLqi8L4Y"> <p>PI116695930</p>

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Posted: 2019-12-31 Expires: 2020-01-31

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