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Research Associate

Skokie, IL

About LanzaTech LanzaTech is turning our global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity, with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. LanzaTech's carbon recycling technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto a steel mill's emission source, and instead of using sugars and yeast to brew beer, bacteria ferments pollution into products! Imagine a day when you can power a plane by recycled carbon emissions and when your yoga pants or sneakers started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology. The world's 1st commercial facility converting steel mill waste gases to fuels started operations in China in 2018 and LanzaTech has an additional four commercial projects in the pipeline, in India, Belgium, South Africa, and California. In 2018, Virgin Atlantic used LanzaTech fuel in a world 1st commercial flight from Orlando to London.In 2019, LanzaTech was named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2019. Ranking #1 in the Energy Category and #27 overall. In addition, LanzaTech was recognized as the #1 Hottest company in the Advanced Bioeconomy for the 4th time by Biofuels Digest, the world's most widely-read bioeconomy daily. The company has also been inaugurated into the Cleantech100 Hall of Fame, having been listed in the top 100 cleantech companies for seven years straight. LanzaTech was also the top biofuels company in the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies list. Job overview: We have an exciting opportunity for a junior scientist to join the Process Integration team at LanzaTech. This small mixed team of research scientists and engineers is responsible for initial concept development, lab testing and scale-up of ideas to improve gas fermentation and its integration within overall process schemes. Process Integration links the synthetic biology and strain development teams with engineering for commercial design and is responsible for the pilot-scale bioreactors and engineering labs within LanzaTech headquarters. As a member of this team the successful applicant will operate gas fermentation reactors and supporting systems, participate in experimental planning, and join cross-functional team-based projects with engineering, synthetic and computational biology. Specific Job Functions: Fermentation operation Operate lab-scale (CSTR) gas fermentation reactors and execute experiments in them. Assist operations of pilot scale fermentation reactors and downstream separation systems. Maintain lab and pilot scale equipment. Make up fermentation media and dosing chemicals. Fermentation research Plan experiments for lab and pilot scale fermentation. Evaluate and maintain fermentation data in databases. Analyse datasets and infer underlying chemical and biological processes. Effectively present lab findings to the wider science and engineering teams. Write up novel concepts as invention disclosures and participate in the patent application process. Aid in development of automation for gas fermentation. Requirements and Background Min: Bachelor's degree in biology, or a degree in engineering with a biology focus. Desired: Master's degree in microbiology, fermentation science, bioprocess engineering or a related position. Background with microbiology, aseptic and anaerobic techniques. Knowledge or background of gas fermentation technology by anaerobic acetogens. Practical mechanical background with lab or pilot scale process equipment. Knowledge of analytics & instrumentation of biological processes. Job Environment: Based out of LanzaTech's global headquarters in Skokie, IL. Desk and laboratory work in both lab and lab-pilot scale on-site. Work around chemical hazards such as toxic and/or flammable gases and substances when working in the lab. This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All candidates who are qualified will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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