Mi Terro
Head of R&D and Innovation

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

Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity available to a motivated and self-directed scientist who has experience working with protein textile fiber to lead our R&D efforts in polymer science and fiber development. The candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary, fast-paced environment, and design, execute, and oversee experiments in areas of polymer physics and chemical engineering with a focus on material development, characterization, and fiber processing. 

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Polymer Physics, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or M.S. in these fields with 2-5 years of relevant industry experience

  • Experience with chemical characterization techniques including FTIR, DSC, TGA, and other spectroscopies, as well as tensile mechanical testing and characterization

  • Design, execute and oversee experimental plans to meet specific research milestones

  • Desire to learn and work collaboratively across different scientific disciplines to develop Mi Terro protein fibers, including molecular biology, polymer chemistry, and textile engineering

  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology and synthetic chemistry and/or industry experience in polymer extrusion is highly desirable

  • A passion to see a better future for our planet

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

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

Responsibilities: 

  • Establishment of molecular level structure-function relationships between cross-linking sites density and mechanical properties of biocomposite fibers for textile applications, specifically as it applies to yarns and fabrics

  • Development and characterization of biopolymer fibers, including extrusion and green chemistry processes, mechanical and textile properties

  • Execution of research directions that serve the programmatic needs and provide deliverables for Mi Terro’s research and development milestones 

 

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!*