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Codexis Upstream Process Engineer in Redwood City, California

Are you ready to join our mission to enhance protein optimization and production? Do you have a passion for applying innovative technology to create novel products? Come be part of the Codexis, Inc. team where every day we get to unlock the power of proteins®!

Since 2002, Codexis? scientists and bioinformatics experts have worked collaboratively with our customers to do just that, enabling breakthrough developments for applications across multiple industries! As Codexis expands its footprint we are in constant need to find new ways to diversify applications of our CodeEvolverTM protein engineering platform.

But we can?t do it without YOU!

To help us reach our goals we are looking to hire a Process Engineer to join our Bioprocess Development Team. As part of this Dynamic team you will be responsible for the design and execution of fermentation and recovery experiments to enable the development and scale up of robust manufacturing processes for enzyme production.

If any of the below describes you, we would love to meet you!

  • Would you enjoy being a member of a team developing manufacturing processes for novel enzymes?

  • Are you excited by the idea of harnessing the power of proteins to improve the health of this planet and its inhabitants?

  • Are you driven by scientific curiosity and devoted to continuous learning in a collaborative and supportive team environment?

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Design and execution of fermentation experiments including bioreactor setup, feed control and monitoring fermentations using online and offline analytic tools.

  • Performing protein recovery experiments using unit operations such as homogenization, centrifugation, depth filtration, microfiltration, and ultrafiltration.

  • Documenting and reporting experimental results to the Project team in a clear and concise manner. Participating in tech-transfer activities to Codexis? internal manufacturing group and CMOs.

  • Maintaining a clean, organized and tidy lab environment. Maintaining lab notebooks as well as writing reports and SOPs.

To be successful in this role, your background and experience should include:

  • Bachelor?s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years? experience in development of microbial fermentation processes.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills

  • Ability to keep organized records and documentation, and to write reports and SOPs.

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, multi-task and remain flexible with changing needs.

  • Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.

  • Experience with recovery unit operations such as homogenization, centrifugation, depth filtration, microfiltration, and ultrafiltration is a plus.

  • Experience with DOE and statistical analysis is desired.

What can Codexis offer you? (besides an amazing and collaborative culture?)

  • Full benefits on your first day

  • 100% match on the first 4% of your 401k contribution

  • Generous flex time off

  • Fitness reimbursement

  • Free fitness classes

  • Back up child/dependent care

  • Commuter vouchers

  • Much more!


Codexis is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.