Recovery Engineer – Crystallization (014815W-01)

The Recovery Group in Palo Alto is looking for a dynamic, highly trained bioprocess professional for downstream process development. 

We are seeking an individual with expertise and interest in applying biochemistry and chemical engineering principles to develop scalable processes. Hands-on experience in purification and separation using crystallization at industrial scales is highly desired.

This individual will be an active participant in cross-functional R&D project teams, Global Supply initiatives, process engineering teams, and operational improvement teams. This person will be based in Palo Alto, CA or Wilmington, DE.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop scalable recovery and purification processes of bioactives, proteins, and biochemicals.
  • Process transfers from pilot to manufacture scale and support - through the product start-up phase.
  • Troubleshoot ongoing production processes.
  • Design, plan, execute, and analyze process experiments.
  • Play key role in the development of scale-up/scale-down methodology of crystallization technology.
  • Collaborate with process technicians, fermentation and formulation engineers, as well as Research and Global Supply organizations
  • Prepare technical reports, data summaries, protocols and other technical and regulatory documentations
  • Mentor junior members in the Recovery group on process development and scale up




  • PhD in Biochemical, Chemical Engineering or relevant discipline with 0-3 years of industrial experience or BS/MS with equivalent experience.
  • Expertise and hands on experience - in the use of crystallization for protein purification. Industrial scale experience is highly desired.
  • Additional expertise and hands on separation experience desired:  depth filtration, -- chromatography, and membrane based technology.
  • Analytical, characterization techniques is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong team player and mentor.
  • Self starter with good organizational skills and leadership potential
  • Some travel required


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