Zymtronix is seeking to fill the position of Biochemistry Lead. This is a full-time position located in the Kevin M. McGovern Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The primary responsibility of this position is to lead Zymtronix’s research and development efforts supporting Zymtronix’s Process Chemistry applications. The incumbent should have experience in biocatalysis and enzyme kinetics, and should be skilled in biochemical and analytical techniques and data analysis. The incumbent will be expected to design and execute experiments with various enzymes for Zymtronix’s grants and client contracts. Additionally, the incumbent will coordinate industry and academic collaborations and strategic partnerships, ensure proper reporting to clients and funding agencies, participate in the writing of grants, patents, and articles, and supervise interns. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Stephane Corgie (CEO and CTO of Zymtronix) and will report to Dr. Corgie on a weekly basis. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The incumbent must have
a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, or a closely related discipline in the life sciences
worked with enzymes in-vitro or in-vivo
technical analysis of chemical kinetics and activities
excellent oral and written communication skills
experience in reporting and laboratory management
Master’s or Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, or a closely related discipline in the life sciences
analytical experience (spectroscopy, HPLC, LC-MS)
modelling of chemical reactions and mechanistic frameworks
experience with complex enzyme systems and high-throughput bioassays
experience supervising a team and mentoring interns
Candidates should email the application materials in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference Zym2017-004. Application materials must include (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three references with email addresses. Zymtronix cannot sponsor a working VISA for this position at this time.
For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by June 15, 2017. The position is open until filled with an anticipated starting date of September 1st 2017.