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Engineer / Senior Engineer, Downstream Process Development

Company: Revel Technologies, Inc
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

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 products startup.

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 career growth.

Responsibilities Include
Design commercially scalable purification processes for fermentation-derived small-molecules.
Optimize purification unit operations at benchtop scale to meet project goals with respect to process yield, productivity, and product specification.
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 development.
Communicate with internal and external stakeholders through meetings and clearly written emails, reports, and presentations.
Identify and leverage external capabilities that complement internal core competencies.
Contribute to Revel Technologies' intellectual property portfolio
Contribute to company-wide efforts to promote a safe work environment.

Requirements
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 or fermentation).
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) skills.
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.

Additional Considerations

Previous experience in the following areas are all pluses:
Working at a startup or small company
Developing continuous downstream processes at benchtop/pilot scale
Familiarity with regulatory requirements for manufacturing food ingredients
Authoring or contributing to Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) dossiers
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.

Benefits
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.

Keywords: Revel Technologies, Inc, San Leandro , Engineer / Senior Engineer, Downstream Process Development, Engineering , San Leandro, California

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