Principal Scientist, Food and Nutrition Science Synthetic Genomics, Inc. La Jolla, CA

 

Location:La Jolla, CAPosted Date:Apr 30, 2010Position Type:Full TimeJob Code:3000-12FGRequired Education:High School (or equivalent)Areas of Expertise Desired:Formulation
Genomics
Molecular Biology
Nutrition
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Description

At Synthetic Genomics, Inc., we are dedicated to developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global challenges. We are currently seeking a Principal Scientist to join our fast-growing, dynamic and collaborative team in La Jolla, CA.
Responsibilities
As Principal Scientist you will support the development and implementation of SGIs food and nutrition science program:
?Principal Scientist would be responsible for developing the R&D aspects of SGIs food and nutrition business
?Ensure a consistent and continuing course of pipeline R&D
?Utilize food and nutrition science skills to generate new product opportunities through design and implementation of pathway engineering experiments, formulation studies, and product testing
?Effectively conduct and manage experimental data analysis and interpretation, and make appropriate recommendations based on the results
?Provide written and oral reports on progress as necessary and assist in the protection of intellectual property through the development and submission of patent applications
?Supervise and guide the professional development of direct reports
?Ensure that all company policies and safety practices are followed

Requirements

?Ph.D. in Food Science, Nutrition, Fermentation, Biochemistry, Microbiology or other related scientific program
?At least 10 years industry experience in food or nutrition science, microbiology, fermentation, and/or metabolic engineering
?Must have a high level understanding of the regulation of metabolic pathways in microorganisms
?Experience with the characterization and modification of lipid biosynthetic pathways is highly desirable
Additional Information
We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package including health and welfare, 401(k) benefits and paid time off. For more information, please visit our website at www.syntheticgenomics.com. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter with job # to: hr@syntheticgenomics.com. EOE

 

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