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Process Validation Fermentation Research Associate - Early M

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Skokie, IL 60077
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Company Overview

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 first commercial facility converting steel mill waste gases to fuels started operations in China in 2018 and LanzaTech has an additional 4 commercial projects in the pipeline, in India, Belgium, South Africa, and California. In 2018, Virgin Atlantic used LanzaTech fuel in a world first 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 fourth 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 7 years straight. LanzaTech was also the top biofuels company in the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies list.

Position Summary

To assist and support the Process Validation team with their research experiments and projects, utilizing LanzaTech?s gas fermentation process which uses industrial waste gases to produce high value chemical products. As one of the first arrivals on site types of activities include: start up analytical equipment, liquid sampling and address operational deviations. Other tasks include assisting and setting up laboratory experiments, applying defined protocols and procedures to generate reproducible and reliable results with great attention to detail.

Key Accountabilities

+ Contribute to and adhere to all safety standards and practices at all times.

+ Operate effectively in a laboratory environment through a basic knowledge of microbiological and biochemical laboratory principles.

+ Start up analytical equipment, take liquid samples, prepare for various analytical methods and report operational deviations.

+ The ability to operate with good sterile technique.

+ Set up, operate and turnover laboratory CSTR fermentations.

+ Prepare media solutions in adherence to SOP?s.

+ Cleaning of various work areas to maintain a sanitary laboratory setting.

+ Update and maintain the fermentation database, ensuring data quality and integrity.

+ Attend seminars and participate in group and project meetings as required.

+ Maintain data records to the level required by LanzaTech?s patent attorney. Report new IP to in-house patent attorney.

+ Participate in other lab activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

+ A Bachelor in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biology or Chemistry or equivalent experience.

+ Experience working in accordance with good laboratory practices and adhere to safe standards and practices.

+ Attention to details and the ability to work consistently and accurately.

+ Capable of working effectively in a team environment.

+ Proficient in standard computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Office).

Desired Qualifications

+ Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a laboratory environment through a basic knowledge of microbiology and chemistry.

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

+ Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills.

+ Capable of time-management to complete tasks efficiently and within stated timelines.

+ Industry experience in Biotechnology and/or Fermentation experience.

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 qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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