BioProcess Engineer II

Clara Foods

As a BioProcess Engineer II, you will be leading a small team dedicated to evaluating new strains using bench-scale bioreactors. You will apply existing processes for screening new strains as well as develop new fermentation processes.

Reports to: VP, Technology

Role and Responsibilities:

- Develop and optimize microbial fermentation processes

- Lead strain screening team, including supervising Bioprocess Associates and setting and implementing work plans

- Perform data analysis to develop understanding of the tradeoffs between process parameters and key performance indicators

- Help with equipment installation, commissioning, maintenance, support working with vendors

- Collaborate and communicate effectively with internal teams and external tech partners


- Ph.D. in Bio/Chemical Engineering or related field and 2 years of experience, OR M.S. with 7 years of experience, OR B.S. with 10 years of experience

- Experience leading a team is strongly preferred

- Expertise in microbial physiology is strongly preferred

- Technical knowledge or expertise in development, implementation and optimization of fermentation processes strongly preferred

- Experience with design of experiment, statistical analysis, and modeling preferred

- Self-starter with strong organizational, and general communication skills.

- Comfortable working within a small, collaborative team, passionate about changing the food space

What Clara can offer:

- Generous benefits package; medical, dental, vision, 401k, commuter benefits, free parking, life insurance, and more

- Unlimited paid time off and 10 paid company holidays per year

- Free gym and yoga classes onsite

- Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, local coffees, and teas

- Weekly happy hours and quarterly company outings

- Monthly all-hands meetings and 1:1 with CEO and leadership

Sounds interesting?