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Senior Program Director - Methylotrophic Yeast

United States   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Senior Program Director - Methylotrophic Yeast

Strain Engineering - Metabolic Engineering - Molecular Biology - Protein Expression - Technology

Paramount is currently identifying candidates for an exciting new lead position for a well-establishing biotechnology company based in Boston. The Organism Engineers in this group are currently developing highly productive protein expression strains for the delivery of heterologous protein products to markets including food ingredients, therapeutics, and animal feed applications. We require a passionate and influential Director to bring together multiple teams, create a strategic vision and common technical goal.

This organization study and design the most efficient way to create a new organism using the most advanced molecular biology techniques. The focus is in Methylotrophic Yeast, so you should have expert experience in this space for strain design and strain construction. You will be responsible for identifying and implementing new enabling technologies for protein metabolic engineering across the teams you lead and throughout the rest of the company foundry.

You will also use your expertise to provide critical insight into the evaluation of strain performance, pathway optimization, and production scale-up/piloting.


●Provide technical direction and guidance on metabolic engineering to your teams to ensure project success
●Support resource management and project planning across multiple metabolic engineering teams
●Measure and evaluate team performance with respect to the technical success of team projects, as well as the continued development of high-performing teams
●Communicate project and team performance to executive leadership
●Identify new technologies to increase the efficiency of engineering protein-producing strains
●Collaborate with customers and internal process development teams to establish commercial-scale processes based upon novel strains developed by your teams
●Partner with the Business Development Team to identify and evaluate new project opportunities from both a technical and commercial perspectives
●Assist with shaping the company's overall direction as a company and support its evolving needs

Desired Experience and Capabilities:

●PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, microbiology, or related field
●At least 10 years of industrial experience in protein production by microbial hosts, with a particular emphasis on methylotrophic yeast, and at least three years of experience in a director-level role
●Strong background in heterologous protein production in common commercial systems (yeast, fungal, and/or bacterial)
●Excellent project management skills, with the ability to oversee multiple simultaneous projects, meet deadlines, and collaborate with cross-functional teams
●Proven track record of leading multiple teams and mentoring individual team members to achieve success
●Superb communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey project plans and complex technical details to a wide range of internal teams, executive leadership, and external customers
●Ability to adapt to changing priorities and pivot as needed in a fast-paced environment

Please don't hesitate to contact Jade on +1 617 203 8507 for more information or drop your CV through via this advert and we will review it!

Keywords: Strain Engineering, Yeast, Heterologous Protein Production, Metabolic Engineering, Molecular Biology, Protein Expression, Technology, Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Reference: JPSDM1208
  • Posted: 12th August 2019
  • Expires: 9th September 2019

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