Mi Terro
Bioprocess Design/ Fermentation Scientist

Posted on: 13 July 2022

MI TERRO
Company Overview

Mi Terro is an advanced material company that creates ocean degradable and home compostable flexible packaging materials made from agricultural waste. We are not turning agricultural waste into beverages or snacks like other companies. Instead, we are giving agricultural waste a new life by repurposing it to replace plastic and paper-based materials and giving additional incomes to farmers all around the world.

Our material accommodates a diverse range of fully compostable packaging applications for fresh produce, dry food, fashion, cleaning product, and standard product packaging.

Job openings

We have an exciting opportunity available to a motivated and self-directed post-doctoral level scientist with industry experience to help design and scale our bioprocess. The candidate is expected to be able to work independently and with our team to design and perform experiments to transition organisms from growth in shake flasks to bench-scale fermentation and ultimately through scale-up and commercial-scale manufacturing. The candidate will also interface with our green chemistry and material science fiber development platforms. The candidate will be leading experimental design, writing protocols, data collection, and data analysis.

Requirements: 

  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biotechnology, or microbiology; or M.S. in these fields with 2-5 years of relevant industry experience

  • Experience working with aseptic techniques and benchtop fermentation systems

  • Experience with downstream processing and basic analytical methods

  • Experience scaling fermentation processes from lab to industrial scale strongly preferred.

  • Experience with ELN and data analysis software is a plus

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced start-up environment and balance multiple projects.

  • Skilled at employing software and statistical platforms for the analysis of large data sets (e.g. JMP, Tableau, Spotfire, or R and Python).

  • Must provide proof of identification and eligibility to work in the United States of America.

Responsibilities: 

  • Setup and operate bioreactor systems for fermentation and downstream processing

  • Preparation of SOPs for fermentation and downstream processing

  • Optimize strain and process for scale-up

  • Work collaboratively with other members of the bioengineering and fiber engineering teams

  • Provide mentorship and knowledge to junior scientists and research assistants

  • Present progress weekly to the cross-disciplinary team and company leadership to reach milestones and enable collaboration

 

If you are interested in becoming part of our journey, send us your CV to hello@miterro.com and tell us (as text, videos, audio…) why you are the right person for our team. We're looking forward to getting to know you!*