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Director, Protein and Materials Characterization

Company: Evolved By Nature
Location: Medford
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Evolved By Nature Research and Development team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Director, Protein and Materials Characterization to develop and solidify analytical characterization methods for our Activated SilkTM platform. The individual will be directly responsible for leading the development of orthogonal protein and materials characterization strategies. He/she will also work closely with the Quality Control team in the transfer and validation of selected analytical methods. -Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and development of physicochemical and performance characterization methodologies for novel protein and material compositions
  • Collaborate with Quality Control team in the transfer and validation of characterization methods
  • Collaborate with Process Engineering and Manufacturing teams to support them in the development, optimization, and qualification of manufacturing processes
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior members of the R&D team
  • Interpret materials characterization/performance data to guide further experimental designs in collaboration with other team members
  • Work under tight timelines and coordinate resources with function heads to ensure project deliverables are achieved and materials are distributed in a timely fashion
  • Work closely and coordinate with other team members to advance projects through the development pipeline
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all research work, generate reports and presentations in a timely manner
  • Present data in project team settings
  • Contribute to publications and patents
  • Participate in routine maintenance of lab equipment and other lab responsibilities as needed
  • The candidate should contribute to driving new ideas and demonstrate scientific and organizational leadership -Qualifications:
    • PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Material Sciences or related fields.
    • Eight or more years of industrial experience in related areas
    • Alternatively, Masters in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Material Sciences or related fields and more than 10 years of industrial experience
    • Established track record of accomplishments in protein characterization -Skills & Abilities:
      • Strong foundation in protein and materials characterization
      • Experience in physicochemical principles of protein structure and stability
      • Strong communication skills
      • Fosters innovation
      • Demonstrate deep understanding of scientific concepts and competitive landscape to influence research and IP strategies
      • Displays agility and adaptability by quickly adjusting to new information in a fast-changing environment
      • Promotes teamwork by working closely with others, internally and externally
      • Drives execution by addressing in a transparent and effective way issues that arise from action plans -Evolved By Nature is a new type of biotech company creating new molecules for a healthier future. With a belief that the next generation of products will advance the health of people and planet, we're using -our sustainable molecule platform, Activated Silk--- technology, to create biomolecules, sustainable chemicals and natural ingredients that will increase the performance and decrease -the environmental impact of everything from therapeutics to soap, to sneakers.

Keywords: Evolved By Nature, Medford , Director, Protein and Materials Characterization, Executive , Medford, Massachusetts

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