Research Scientist - Analytical Chemist

The Role

Macro Oceans is looking for a top-notch Research Scientist to help build our analytical chemistry pipeline. Your bench will be at AgStart, a state-of-the-art co-working space in Woodland, CA, very close to Davis and Sacramento.

As a research scientist, your responsibilities will be:
- Prepare and analyze the samples from processed seaweed to provide qualitative and quantitative information on compounds of interest
- Use analytical techniques and instrumentation to investigate the compounds and their compositions including development of analytical methods where necessary
- Review, interpret and analyze data to evaluate the experiments and improve our biorefinery process and products
- Validate new analytical methods and equipment
- Lead our analytics partnerships with third party labs including the Lawrence Berkeley Lab

This position is a perfect opportunity to develop cutting edge technology at a fast-paced, mission-driven startup.

Your Technical Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry or another relevant field
  • Good working knowledge and practical experience of wet-lab (bio)chemistry
  • Experience with the extraction, separation, purification, chromatography, and characterization of biomass constituents including carbohydrates (polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, and simple sugar monomers), lipids and fatty acids, proteins and amino acids, ash, minerals, and moisture content
  • Experience in using different analytical techniques and equipment such as HPLC, LC/GC-MS, spectrophotometry, UV-Vis, IR, ICP-MS
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis and visualization
  • 2+ years of relevant experience working in industry / startup

Your Job Qualifications

  • You can design and execute your own experiments with a high degree of conviction, precision, and speed
  • You are a self-starter, motivated and accountable for your own work
  • You can analyze complex data to produce insights and conclusions
  • You are a team player, asking for and giving help when needed

Awesome if you have these too

  • Knowledge of programming languages / packages such as Python, MATLAB, R
  • Carbohydrates separation and purification techniques such as chromatography
  • Experience with micro / macro algae biomass conversion
  • Startup experience

How to Apply

Send us an email and we’ll get some time set up to talk about all things seaweed! If you are from an underrepresented group, we would love to talk to you and really encourage you to apply or to reach out directly.

About Macro Oceans

  • We are a seaweed biotechnology startup
  • We are pioneering technologies to transform seaweed into a wide array of green, sustainable products - everything from food ingredients to biopolymers
  • We are based in California. Our lab at AgStart (Woodland) and our pilot facility is in West Sacramento.
  • We are solving all kinds of wonderful seaweed-related engineering and science challenges
  • We are practical idealists on a mission to accelerate the transition to a cleaner bio-based economy and help to restore the vitality of our oceans. 

Find out more about us at www.macro-oceans.com or read Macro Oceans News.

Description

The Role

Macro Oceans is looking for a top-notch Research Scientist to help build our analytical chemistry pipeline. Your bench will be at AgStart, a state-of-the-art co-working space in Woodland, CA, very close to Davis and Sacramento.

As a research scientist, your responsibilities will be:
- Prepare and analyze the samples from processed seaweed to provide qualitative and quantitative information on compounds of interest
- Use analytical techniques and instrumentation to investigate the compounds and their compositions including development of analytical methods where necessary
- Review, interpret and analyze data to evaluate the experiments and improve our biorefinery process and products
- Validate new analytical methods and equipment
- Lead our analytics partnerships with third party labs including the Lawrence Berkeley Lab

This position is a perfect opportunity to develop cutting edge technology at a fast-paced, mission-driven startup.

Your Technical Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry or another relevant field
  • Good working knowledge and practical experience of wet-lab (bio)chemistry
  • Experience with the extraction, separation, purification, chromatography, and characterization of biomass constituents including carbohydrates (polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, and simple sugar monomers), lipids and fatty acids, proteins and amino acids, ash, minerals, and moisture content
  • Experience in using different analytical techniques and equipment such as HPLC, LC/GC-MS, spectrophotometry, UV-Vis, IR, ICP-MS
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis and visualization
  • 2+ years of relevant experience working in industry / startup

Your Job Qualifications

  • You can design and execute your own experiments with a high degree of conviction, precision, and speed
  • You are a self-starter, motivated and accountable for your own work
  • You can analyze complex data to produce insights and conclusions
  • You are a team player, asking for and giving help when needed

Awesome if you have these too

  • Knowledge of programming languages / packages such as Python, MATLAB, R
  • Carbohydrates separation and purification techniques such as chromatography
  • Experience with micro / macro algae biomass conversion
  • Startup experience

How to Apply

Send us an email and we’ll get some time set up to talk about all things seaweed! If you are from an underrepresented group, we would love to talk to you and really encourage you to apply or to reach out directly.

About Macro Oceans

  • We are a seaweed biotechnology startup
  • We are pioneering technologies to transform seaweed into a wide array of green, sustainable products - everything from food ingredients to biopolymers
  • We are based in California. Our lab at AgStart (Woodland) and our pilot facility is in West Sacramento.
  • We are solving all kinds of wonderful seaweed-related engineering and science challenges
  • We are practical idealists on a mission to accelerate the transition to a cleaner bio-based economy and help to restore the vitality of our oceans. 

Find out more about us at www.macro-oceans.com or read Macro Oceans News.

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