DuPont Recovery Scientist II in Palo Alto, California

Recovery Scientist II (Job Number: 009713W-01)


The Recovery Group is looking for a dynamic, highly trained bioprocess professional for downstream process development.

We are seeking an individual with expertise and interest in applying biochemistry and chemical engineering principles to develop scalable processes. Hands-on experience in separations and downstream processing is highly desired.

This individual will be an active participant in cross-functional R&D project teams, Global Supply initiatives, process engineering teams, and operational improvement teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop scalable recovery and purification processesof bioactives, proteins, and biochemicals.

  • Conduct new process transfers from pilot tomanufacture scale and support them through the product start-up phase.

  • Help troubleshoot ongoing production processes.

  • Design, plan, execute, and analyze processexperiments.

  • Play key role in the development ofscale-up/scale-down methodology.

  • Collaborate with process technicians,fermentation and formulation engineers, as well as Research and Global Supplyorganizations

  • Prepare technical reports, data summaries,protocols and other technical and regulatory documentations

  • Mentor junior members in the Process Engineering& Technology group on process development and scale up


  • PhD Biochemical, Chemical Engineering orrelevant discipline, 0-3 years industrial experience or BS/MS with equivalentwork experience

  • Deep expertise required with one or moreseparation processes at pilot and/or commercial scale consisting ofcrystallization, column-based, or membrane based technology.

  • Analytical, characterization techniques is aplus.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong team player and mentor.

  • Self starter with good organizational skills andleadership potential

  • Some travel required

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer and an E-Verify employer.

Primary Location: NA-United States-California-Palo Alto

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced