Zymtronix is seeking to fill the position of Process Engineering 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 biocatalytic processes, process design and implementation. The incumbent will be expected to conduct R&D 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 Chemical Engineering or Material Sciences, or a closely related discipline in the Sciences and Engineering
experience with process design (batch, flow)
worked with enzymes or other inorganic catalysts
technical analysis of chemical kinetics, mass balances and scale-up design
excellent oral and written communication skills
experience in reporting and laboratory management
Master’s or Ph.D. in Chemical, Biochemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline
synthesis of materials, rheological and porosity characterization
analytical experience (spectroscopy, electronic microscopy, HPLC)
experience with high-throughput assays
experience supervising a team and mentoring interns
Candidates should email the application materials in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference Zym2017-005. 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 August 1st 2017 or earlier.