Fermentation Process Engineer

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Environment, Health and Safety
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BE-Biological Systems & Eng
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88277 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Biological Systems and Engineering (BSE) Division has an opening for an experienced Fermentation Process Engineer to join the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU). This position will support the safety efforts in several projects related to integrated production and recovery of advanced biofuels, including biomass pretreatment, fermentation, and recovery/purification unit operations. 


What You Will Do:

  • Work with the safety coordinator & PI(Principal Investigator) to make sure new and existing projects are evaluated from a safety standpoint and are documented in the work, planning and control activity.

  • Provide leadership in developing, implementing and managing EH&S policies, programs and practices at ABPDU.

  • Prepare and coordinate ABPDU monthly safety workshop and participate in the ESE safety committee meeting.

  • Plan and implement programs to train RA, Sr. RA and other employees to meet standards and, to enhance the lab’s safety culture.

  • Assist with new employee safety orientation programs and employee safety training.

  • Assist ESE safety coordinator with the investigation of all incidents and injuries from the initial report to closure.

  • Work with PI on getting the biosafety risk assessment and material transfer agreement forms from newly contracted collaborators.

  • Inspect organization facilities (safety audits) daily to detect existing or potential incidents and health hazards, determine corrective or preventative measures where indicated and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented.

  • Work in collaboration with all the technical groups in the ABPDU and our project partners. 

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Assist with finalizing the sub-contractor job hazard analysis (sJHA) and work with facilities team to make sure all hazards are reviewed and documented.

  • Assist the facilities team with ESE & lab wide building emergency plan.

  • Coordinate with the Facilities team on the transportation of hazardous chemicals and products back to the client site.

  • Take on mentoring duties as assigned.


What is Required: 

  • Knowledge equivalent to bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related areas.

  • 2-5 years’ experience working in lab and pilot-scale facility.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct meetings, maintain appropriate records, and manage data.

  • Good computer and lab organization skills.

  • Exemplary ethical conduct of integrity, honesty, and mutual respect, both intellectually and in interpersonal workplace interactions.



Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of chemical and biochemical unit operations for biofuel/biochemical/protein production their recovery and characterization.

  • Ability to lead fermentation teams in reviewing safety issues and developing solutions in a timely manner.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes: 

  • This is a full-time career appointment.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) — Bldg. 978, 5885 Hollis St., 4th floor, Emeryville, CA.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."


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