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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
2 days ago


Position Overview:

Under general supervision of the Chief Scientific Officer and other senior personnel, the Senior Fermentation Engineer will oversee the optimization and scale-up of fermentation-based enzyme production for use in the biomanufacturing of healthy sugars: tagatose and allulose.

What you will do:

  • Evaluate and manage enzyme contract manufacturers
  • Scale-up and/or oversee scale-up of enzyme production and purification from the bench to tens of thousands of liters fermentation volume
  • Working with laboratory scientists:
    • Evaluate alternative expression hosts for enzymes currently used in Bonumose’s biomanufacturing processes
    • Develop and/or oversee development of optimal expression conditions for enzyme production in food-approved microorganisms
    • Develop and/or oversee development of optimal downstream processing methodologies

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in biochemical or chemical engineering, biochemistry, or relevant discipline plus 2+ years of experience
  • Experience with fermentation, enzyme purification at commercial scale
  • Experience optimizing enzyme production and minimizing costs
  • Experience optimizing enzyme downstream processing and minimizing costs
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices or ISO 22000
  • Excellent organization and time management for performing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to problem solve and trouble-shoot
  • A desire to contribute to cutting edge work in the field of nutrition and biotechnology
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25%, including international travel
  • Candidates with the following experience could have an advantage: Experience with enzyme immobilization, starch processing, or other enzyme-based sugar manufacturing processes

What you will receive:

  • Opportunity to work in a purpose-oriented company looking to improve the health of the food ingredient world.
  • A career-oriented development opportunity.
  • A work environment where your voice matters – open communication is encouraged!
  • The opportunity to become part of an entrepreneurial, high-energy team and have a big impact, not only on the success of the company, but on the food system as a whole.
  • Competitive compensation – commensurate with experience
  • Benefits, including health insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions, and performance-based incentives.

Work Environment:

Responsibilities will primarily be carried out in the office environment, and include occasional work in Bonumose’s laboratories, and processing facilities.

Salary and title commensurate with experience.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64164518
  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Bonumose, Inc.
  • Position Title: Senior Fermentation Engineer
  • Industry: Other
  • Job Function: Engineering
Charlottesville , VA , US

We created Bonumose for the purpose of commercializing Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Daniel Wichelecki’s enzymatic technology breakthrough for the production of affordable, delicious, healthy tagatose. Since then, Bonumose has developed methods for producing additional affordable ingredients, such as allulose, allose, D-mannose, and others. Bonumose’s vision is to earn a place among the world’s most trusted food ingredient manufacturers.

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