Bioprocess Engineer

Sydney NSW, Australia

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

We are an ambitious organism platform company seeking an outstanding candidate for the role of Bioprocess Engineer. As a highly-motivated individual, you will specialise in process development and optimisation for solar biomanufacturing natural ingredients. You will tackle a range of challenges as an integral part of the new team, and demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and initiative. You will be adaptable, work well collaboratively, and be able to thrive in an early-stage company.

Responsibilities


  • Work closely with the CTO & other Bondi team-members to establish the company’s strain-engineering pipeline.


  • Design, construct, test, & optimise biosynthetic pathways using the latest metabolic engineering & synthetic biology tools.


  • Apply knowledge of cyanobacterial physiology, biochemistry, & metabolism to improve yields & productivity of engineered strains.


  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to implement experimental plans & achieve project goals.


  • Contribute to the company's intellectual property (IP) portfolio & assist on preparation of patent applications.


Requirements


  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, or similar, with at least 3 years industrial/postdoctoral lab experience within process engineering - or BSc/MSc with equivalent industry experience.


  • Experience in organic synthesis advantageous.


  • Experience with plant Natural Product chemistry & biosynthesis advantageous.


  • Direct experience with automated platforms & characterising microbial- or algal-produced compounds advantageous.


About the Company

Bondi is an organism engineering platform company. We design and produce bioidentical natural ingredients for a broad range of markets, from agriculture to the beauty industry.

We bioengineer cyanobacteria to deliver high-performing photosynthetic biofactories that fix carbon, do not require arable land and can be engineered to grow in fresh, sea or toxic water sources.

Operating on a B2B business model, our world class science team creates product ingredients that are cost-effective, natural, reliable, clean, sustainable and better for people and the planet.

Based in Sydney, Australia, we build on the powerful combination of Australia's academic environment and environmental factors to create the next generation of bioidentical natural compounds.