Senior BioProcess Engineer

Clara Foods

As a Senior BioProcess Engineer, you will be leading the Laboratory development of fermentation and downstream purification of recombinant proteins. You will primarily be involved in evaluating and optimizing key process parameters of relevant unit operations in the laboratory and lead transfering to pilot scale

Reports to: Director, Process Development

Role and Responsibilities:

- Lead optimization of fermentation processes through design and execution of experiments to deliver an efficient, cost-effective technology package for commercialization

- Lead development of downstream purification process for recombinant protein production

- Supervise laboratory staff members

- Help set and execute the direction in process development and related technologies

- Develop and implement potential novel processes to improve protein production rate, yield and purity

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

- Oversee equipment installation and project engineering, working with vendors, experience with plant utilities, automation & controls


- Ph.D. in Bio/Chemical Engineering or related field with 5 years of experience, OR M.S. with 8 years of experience, OR B.S. with 13 years of experience

- Deep technical expertise in development, implementation and optimization of fermentation processes that reproduce bench-scale results at the pilot plant and manufacturing scales

- Deep technical expertise in multiple downstream processing unit operations including centrifugation, MF/UF/DF, column chromatography, lyophilization, and spray drying.

- Supervision experience strongly preferred

- Experience in pilot settings preferred

- Experience with tech transfer to contract manufacturer at pilot and commercial scale a plus.

- Experience in cGLP, cGMP, HAACP, and other relevant FDA guidelines and norms for food production preferred

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

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?