Manager / Director Fermentation Process Development

San Diego, California

Work Arrangement: In Office

Manager / Director of Fermentation, Process Development

This exciting biotech company in San Diego is offering you the unique opportunity to hone your leadership and fermentation skills. The ideal professional will have a go-getter attitude and experience with fermentation and scale up of small molecules. Join a close-knit team and make a name for yourself at an industry leading company – apply below.

What you will do:

  • Direct the technical activities of the pilot plant to develop high-yielding, scale-relevant fermentation processes
  • Provide strategy to establish the overall direction and operation of multiple fermentation projects
  • Supervise upstream process development staff, including setting objectives and development plans, performance management, career development, training and mentoring

Who you are:

  • Ph.D. or MS in engineering or life sciences with 5+ years' experience in bioprocess engineering or related field
  • Prior work experience within an industrial R&D setting, developing commercial-ready fermentation-based bioprocesses
  • Experience with pilot plants (100L – 10,000L). 
  • Must have prior experience with managing a team.
  • Must be open to domestic and international travel occasionally. 

Why work here:

  • Small team environment encourages interdivisional collaboration. You’ll always have your voice heard and can wear many hats!
  • Impact: Have a positive influence both as part of a lean team where your voice can be heard, as well as on the company as a whole.
  • Mentorship culture where you can learn new skills, maximize your growth, and leverage the knowledge of superiors.

What does this position pay?
Compensation is determined by several factors which may include skillset, experience level, and geographic location. The expected range for this role is $140,000 to $170,000 per year. Please note this range is an estimate and actual pay may vary based on qualifications and experience.

Please email your resume to if you’d like to work alongside some of the finest professionals in the Biotech industry!

Note: We actively support and promote people of various backgrounds, from race, religion, gender to geographical area, university, lifestyle, and personality type. Proven Recruiting is minority-owned, majority women, and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the broader community. Apply today!



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