Biologist/Bioprocess Engineer - Process Technology Coskata
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Coskata is a technology leader in the production of alternative fuels and chemicals. Our proprietary three-step process has been demonstrated at scale and offers high yields, low costs and feedstock flexibility.
Location: Warrenville, Illinois
Position Purpose: The Process Technology group works to develop and demonstrate syngas fermentation process technology. The purpose of this position is to work closely other members of Strain Development, Fermentation Development, Technology Development and Engineering and Operations groups to support corporate goals for enhancing innovation and improving productivity.
Conduct bioreactor (10L) fermentation projects, including experimental set-up, reactor
operation, equipment maintenance, sampling, data analysis and report writing
Collaborate with other members of R&D to evaluate impact of experimental findings on strain
Aseptic handling of anaerobic microbial cultures
Operation of lab instrumentation (including Sartorius bioreactors, and analytical chromatography
Use of analytical instrumentation including pH meters, spectrophotometers, gas
chromatographs, HPLCs, microscopes and anaerobic enzyme assays
Optimize fermentation process design and operation
This position is largely self-directed and requires understanding of company policy,
procedures, and values.
Applicant must work well in a team environment and have excellent communication skills. Team members
will be required to adhere to all safety requirements in all work environments.
This position operates in an office environment, as well as laboratory environment. In the
laboratory environment, the team member may be exposed to chemical hazards including
syngas, moving mechanical parts and common laboratory hazards such as sharps and
pressurized fermentation vessels.
To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
A Bachelor or Master?s degree in microbiology or biochemical engineering with 0-5 years of
industrial experience with fermentation process design and operation
Applicant should have at least two years of lab experience handling microbial cultures with good
aseptic technique and some familiarity with anaerobic microbial techniques.
Applicant must possess the ability to learn new skills/technologies quickly and to use
automation under instruction.
Good observational and organizational skills, basic knowledge of biological safety, training in
common lab (microbiology) techniques, ability to work with Microsoft Office products, ability to
record and organize experimental data and a basic understanding of statistics are also desired
Applicant will work in close proximity to several potent chemical and environmental hazards
(including syngas); the ability to closely follow safety protocols is a necessity
Knowledge and experience with anaerobic syngas fermentation methods and experimental
design for strain improvement and novel microorganism discoveries
Candidate should have proven proficiency in all anaerobic and aseptic techniques
Other information: Hours worked are generally normal 5-day work weeks, but some weekend
work will be necessary
||4575 Weaver Parkway |
Warrenville, IL 60555
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