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Senior Microbiologist

Wilmington, DE · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Title: Senior Microbiologist
Location: Wilmington, DE
Relocation Assistance: Yes

Sr. Microbiologist – Water Technologies needed to support Bio-based process technologies in Municipal & Industrial Wastewater treatment, Water purification, Biopharma separations & solutions for emerging water pollutants.
The person hired for this position will work with multi-functional teams including Marketing, Business and Technical Services & Development in the application of scientific principles and technical expertise to solve challenging problems.  The successful candidate should have previous experience with Biomolecular process engineering.

  • Act as the technical domain expert for biomolecular solutions related to wastewater treatment and water purification including emerging pollutants such as PFAS, Chlorinated solvents, Pharmaceuticals, etc.
  • Technical lead for identifying, evaluating and recommending bio-based solutions to complement and enhance the portfolio of Company’s Water Solutions’ offerings.
  • Liaison with marketing, business and external customers to identify technology gaps and develop solutions, either internally or through partnerships or acquisitions. 
  • Apply Biomolecular process/engineering knowledge to improve technologies available within the Water Solutions portfolio such as Membrane Bioreactors. 
  • Lead development of programs to create intellectual property to sustain performance advantages; understanding relevant IP landscape and actively developing new IP.
  • Maintain and build partnerships with product technology R&D scientists and managers to ensure required capabilities/solutions are developed.
  • Partner with engineers to scale process designs for full scale pilot and commercial production.
  • Writing and communicating technical reports and presentations.
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, Bioprocessing Engineering or related discipline is desired with 5 years work experience (industrial experience preferred).
  • Knowledge of membrane product technology is desired.
  • Experience understanding, evaluating and developing IP is highly desired.
  • Functional Skills – demonstrated competency in Bioprocess technologies, including Bioreactors Biopharma processing, etc.
  • Self-Driven – exhibits a clear sense of purpose and is able and willing to take risks and do difficult things
  • Highly Collaborative – engages individuals/teams to achieve superior results and creates an atmosphere of value-driven outcomes
  • Embraces diversity – seeks out and surrounds oneself with people who are and think differently and has broader awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion
  • Learning Agility – possesses a personal drive to learn, pivot when necessary, and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our Company in the face of a changing world and customer base
  • Intellectual Curiosity – proactively invests time and energy into learning more and personally developing in the interest of improving oneself and delivering better results
  • Continuous Improvement – learns from successes and failures and integrates those learning’s into how to continuously improve one’s contribution

Thank you for your interest in the Sr. Microbiologist position. Candidates that meet the requirements will be contacted. All other applicants will be retained for future opportunities.

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