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program manager at Utah State University

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

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Location: Logan, Utah

Job Description:
Office of Research & Graduate Studies Synthetic Biomanufacturing Program Manager Candidates must have: Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or a closely related field; at least five years of experience in microbial fermentation and post-fermentation harvest and processing, which must include: (i) five years in a Good Manufacturing Compliant (GMC) facility using a 100-liter or larger fermenter for research and/or commercial use; (ii) five years developing and monitoring fermentation processes; (iii) five years of process optimization and scale-up to a 100-liter or larger fermenter; (iv) five years developing protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for both fermentation and downstream process; and (v) one year working in large-scale industrial fermentation with a 1000-liter or larger fermenter. This position also requires demonstrable abilities in managing facility staff and good communications skills. Successful candidate for this position will manage the Utah Science Technology And Research (USTAR) Synthetic Biomanufacturing Facility; oversee and assist with the production of bioproducts in multiple sizes of fermentation equipment; oversee and assist with post-harvest processing to produce bioproducts; analyze and write new protocols for biomanufacturing program; schedule fermentations and purifications with industry and academic partners; ensure proper maintenance and repair of equipment used in the facility; order and maintain necessary supplies; supervise facility staff; participate in attracting new clients for facility and developing new partnerships and business opportunities for Utah State University (public-private partnerships). This Synthetic Biomanufacturing Program Manager position is located in Logan, Utah, which is situated in a spectacular Rocky Mountain valley approximately one and one-half hour drive north of Salt Lake City. Applications, along with a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a list of at least three references, should be submitted online at More information about this position may be obtained by contacting the Utah State University Human Resources Office 8800 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-8800 fax: 435-797-1816 Utah State University is a Carnegie Research Doctoral Extensive University, an AA/EO employer, and was recently chosen as a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Gender Equity Program recipient.
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