LanzaTech

Fermentation Advisor (Eng/Scientist -Biology), extensive travel, Gurgaon, India

Gurgaon, India - Full Time

About LanzaTech

Mission-driven LanzaTech is a revolutionary solution to climate change, capturing pollution to clean our skies and oceans and create new high value products for a sustainable future. LanzaTech captures pollution to make fuels and chemicals, including sustainable jet fuel and products you use every day. The technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto an emission source like a steel mill or a landfill site, but instead of using sugars and yeast to make beer, pollution is converted by biology to fuels and chemicals! Imagine a day when your plane is powered by recycled emissions, when your yoga pants started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology.

  • 2020 Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioecomony
  • 2020 Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list
  • 2019 Chicago Innovation Awards Winner
  • 2019 Fortune Magazine - Change the World - Companies to watch
  • 2019 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award
  • LanzaTech is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as part of our mission, culture & core values

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in India on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Position Summary:

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and adventurous India-based scientist or engineer experienced in fermentation to join the LanzaTech team. You will be LanzaTech’s local fermentation advisor, supporting commercial gas fermentation plant start-ups and operation in India, and periodically travel to the US for training. You will be the primary on-site advisor for the fermentation operation, and work with on-site engineers and analytical scientists on the global services team to execute successful unit start-ups
  • You will be trained in all aspects of gas fermentation operation by local team members and remote fermentation experts from LanzaTech’s headquarters. Once trained, you will assist in operation of commercial-scale reactors at customer sites and operate small-scale reactors for research purposes. In addition to operations support, you will participate in experimental planning, suggest unit design improvements, and join cross-functional team-based projects with engineering, synthetic biology and computational biology. This position has a regional travel component of up to 50% to customer sites, plus 25% to the US for training

Specific Job Functions:

Site support

  • Travel to regional commercial sites to assist in commissioning, start-up, and operation of gas fermentation facilities, taking on the role of site fermentation specialist
  • Communicate daily with support personnel in the US, troubleshooting 24h operation in real time
  • Interface with customers and their teams to advise on fermentation operations
  • Collaborate with LanzaTech on-site engineers and analytical specialists to execute successful start-ups
  • Review operating data and trends against past experimental data across scales to troubleshoot unit operations to make recommendations on operations
  • Develop or tailor protocols, procedures, or manuals for individual plants or teams
  • Act as the technical point of contact for fermentation queries from commercial facilities
  • Document lessons learned and provide feedback on improvements in unit design and documentation
  • Utilize fermentation knowledge to update run guidelines and inform experimental design
  • Assist with training of staff at new fermentation installations globally
  • Participate in on-going LanzaTech training programs, including remote lessons and simulator-based training

Fermentation operation

  • Operate both lab and pilot scale fermentation reactors and downstream separation systems.
  • Review operating data to draw conclusions and draft comprehensive run reports.
  • Maintain lab and pilot scale equipment.

Cross-team support

  • Participate in early-project (sales phase) client interaction and meetings
  • Assist the business development team in responding to client queries and contribute technical knowledge to due diligence efforts
  • Aid in development of novel process flow schemes and process improvements within and around gas fermentation
  • Write up novel concepts as invention disclosures and participate in the patent application process

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering with a biology focus (bioprocess, biochemical, biological)
  • 5+ years of fermentation experience or the equivalent in postgraduate study
  • Experience in large scale industrial fermentation or bioprocesses, such as ethanol production for biofuel or anaerobic wastewater treatment units.

Desired:

  • Advanced degree in microbiology, fermentation science, bioprocess Engineering or a related field
  • Industrial site experience commissioning & troubleshooting biological process plants
  • Prior experience with the design and development of bioprocesses, with knowledge of scale-up and process optimization.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn gas fermentation technology by anaerobic microbes.
  • Practical mechanical experience with pilot scale and larger bioprocess equipment.
  • Knowledge of analytics & instrumentation of biological processes.

Job Environment:

  • Based out of LanzaTech’s India office in Gurgaon
  • Regional travel, up to 50% for operations support. Required to be located on site for several months at a time during plant commissioning and startup.
  • International travel to the US, up to 25% for training.
  • Both desk and hands-on work in lab, pilot, and commercial sites.
  • Work around chemical hazards such as toxic and/or flammable gases and substances. Exposure to large industrial hazards while on commercial sites.
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• Practical mechanical experience with pilot scale and larger bioprocess equipment.
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