Senior Fermentation Scientist

Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
14 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

About SecondCircle

SecondCircle makes carbon negative chemicals for a cleaner future. We are the first carbon negative chemical manufacturer that can scale to meet global demand. The best thing about it: we use carbon dioxide as a feedstock. We have raised over $50m to date from top venture capital investors as well as in grant funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. We are a growing team of experienced scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs from the DTU, Stanford, MIT (and more) who are passionate about revolutionizing the chemical industry. Join us in the fight against climate change.

What you’ll do

Together with the Fermentation team you will drive the upscaling and optimization of our CO2-to-chemical process. Your work will be pivotal in making our process the go-to technology for green chemical manufacturing.

  • Formulating strategies for upscaling the process from lab-scale to commercial scale
  • Increasing the understanding of the process by smart experimental design and data analysis
  • Developing a sustainable process operation
  • Processing, reporting, and presenting results
  • Creating technical work plans for fermentation experiments
  • Coordinating collaborations with the other teams, with contract research organizations, and project partners
  • Developing standard operating procedures
  • Contributing to patent filing
Minimum Requirements
  • Relevant education (PhD degree with 3+ years industry experience or MSc with 5+ years work experience) in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology or a related field
  • Industrial expertise with scale-up of fermentation processes
  • Experience with fermentation across all scales (from lab-scale to industrial-scale bioreactors)
  • Practical experience with microbial cultivation
  • Proven ability in interpreting scientific data and solid understanding of statistics
  • An open-mind and positive attitude to achieve results as a team
  • Getting-things-done attitude
Preferred Requirements
  • Understanding of scale-up and scale-down effects in microbial fermentation
  • Experience with bulk production of chemicals
  • Experience with gas fermentation
  • Experience with cultivation of non-standard microorganisms
  • A knack for meaningful data visualisation
What we promise you?
  • You get to work with a group of passionate scientists, working on challenging and meaningful projects
  • This will be the journey of a lifetime – we are serious about our mission to reduce over 1 gigaton of CO₂ and you can play a pivotal role in making that happen
  • An inclusive, empowering and engaging work environment
  • We understand that relocating can be a hassle, so if you don't live in Denmark, we will help out to give you a smooth transition

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