Engineer / Senior Engineer, Downstream Process Development
Company: Revel Technologies, Inc
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Revel Technologies is seeking an Engineer (or Senior Engineer)
with experience developing and scaling small-molecule recovery and
manufacturing technologies to join our team in San Leandro, CA. We
are a venture-backed company developing the world's first caffeine
alternative, a naturally occurring compound that provides
caffeine's benefits while decreasing anxiety, jitteriness, and
other negative side effects. This role provides the unique
opportunity to come in at the ground level and accelerate your
career growth at a fast-growing, creative biotech-meets-consumer
You will be joining some of the world's leading minds in biotech
and foodtech, offering a vibrant and intellectually stimulating
work environment. As a founding member of the technical team, you
will have the opportunity to lead the development and growth of our
downstream purification and manufacturing platform.
The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with the
ability to work in a highly collaborative setting. This position
will offer the successful candidate numerous opportunities for
Design commercially scalable purification processes for
Optimize purification unit operations at benchtop scale to meet
project goals with respect to process yield, productivity, and
Build a mini-pilot plant. Construct an integrated purification
process at benchtop scale with a goal of producing sample
quantities of on-specification, purified product.
Lead technical transfers of downstream purification unit operations
to external pilot- and commercial-scale facilities and act as the
subject matter expert.
Collaborate with fermentation and biology teams to ensure efficient
integration of downstream purification with upstream process
Communicate with internal and external stakeholders through
meetings and clearly written emails, reports, and
Identify and leverage external capabilities that complement
internal core competencies.
Contribute to Revel Technologies' intellectual property
Contribute to company-wide efforts to promote a safe work
BS/MS/PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, BioEngineering, or
related disciplines. BS: 10+ yrs experience, MS: 6+ yrs experience
MS, PhD: 4+ yrs experience.
4+ years' industry experience with purification and production of
bio-based small-molecule products (i.e., natural product extraction
Hands-on benchtop or pilot-scale experience with various unit
operations (e.g., crystallization, centrifugation, tangential flow
filtration, liquid-liquid extraction, distillation, and
chromatography, among others).
Excellent interpersonal and communication (both written and oral)
Demonstrated ability to work as both an individual contributor as
well as part of a collaborative team.
Excellent time management and an ability to efficiently prioritize
and execute on completion of project goals.
Previous experience in the following areas are all pluses:
Working at a startup or small company
Developing continuous downstream processes at benchtop/pilot
Familiarity with regulatory requirements for manufacturing food
Authoring or contributing to Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)
Managing junior engineers, research assistants, and technicians
Familiarity with analytical methods for small-molecule
quantification (e.g., GC and HPLC)
This position may require the individual to move and transport up
to 25 lbs of samples and materials.
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required for this
position. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment
visas for this position.
Full medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee
Generous employee stock options
Flexible vacation schedule
Relocation assistance, as applicable
Free subscription to Calm app
Revel Technologies provides equal employment opportunities to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a
covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable
federal, state, provincial and local laws.
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