Research and Development Chemist
Arzeda, The Protein Design CompanyTM is seeking a research and development chemist who has a passion for developing scalable downstream processes for the industrial production of chemicals and enzymes. Arzeda is a dynamic biotech start-up at the forefront of the synthetic biology revolution. Leveraging our core expertise in computational protein design, high-throughput screening and metabolic engineering, we design novel proteins and metabolic pathways enabling market production of bio-solutions that are sustainable, performance enhancing and create economic values for our customers and partners. A “deep tech” company, we are passionate about our work and our vision to use large scale computation to better engineer biology for industrial applications.
The successful candidate will lead and execute lab-based experimental work to identify and develop downstream separation and purification steps for the manufacture of high purity chemical intermediates, monomers and sweeteners.
A PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering with hands-on experience in the synthesis and purification of high purity monomers and chemical intermediates. Lab-based experience focused on the development and purification of molecules for polymer applications. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a high level of skill in the preparation and purification of organic acids, esters, amides, alcohols, aldehydes, and amines, preferably in an industrial setting. The candidate should also have demonstrated expertise in analysis of intermediates and monomers using methods including HPLC, GC-MS and other relevant techniques to identify and address impurities with the potential to impact downstream polymerization. The preferred candidate will be an expert in lab-based purification techniques including distillation, solvent extraction, and preparatory scale ion exchange and chromatography-based separations. The candidate must be detail-oriented and comfortable presenting and synthesizing experimental results to draw solid conclusions and recommendations with a focus on producing high quality work. The successful candidate must be self-motivated with a positive work-ethic and willing to work in a small, fun, result focused environment. The candidate must be able to work independently and possess strong interpersonal skills. Finally, Arzeda seeks and greatly values a strong desire to learn, innovate and be continuously challenged.
For further information about this position and to apply please send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arzeda Corp. (www.arzeda.com) is an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity and inclusion in the workspace.