Microbiologist Needed

Los Angeles, CA algae startup focusing on spirulina cultivation looking to expand operation to a full scale production facility in the Palmdale/Antelope Valley region. Further out, aim is to diversify and expand operation into cultivation of other algal species. With so much potential on the horizon, this is a truly exciting time. 

An ideal candidate is someone who embraces change, strives for continuous improvement, understands the importance of commitment and is passionate about expanding their knowledge base. Looking for someone who can transition from a part time employee to a full time team member over the course of the next year. If interested please send resume to: barry@nationalalgaeassociation.com

Employment Opportunities
Algae Production Technician Needed in Southeast U.S.

A growing and innovative advanced nutraceutical, aquaculture, and biofuels company focused on commercializing technology that produces algae to manufacture multiple products is looking for a full-time, experienced production technician. Applicants must be hard-working, detail-oriented, and multi-tasking individuals eager to grow with our company. This position will require the use of common sense, hand and power tools, team work, innovation, creativity, and the ability to follow directions.

Job duties/experience includes the following:

Experience preferred in areas of Algae, Bacteria, & Microorganisms
Aquaculture or nutritional products experience preferred
Experience in pools/ponds/waste water maintenance and operations
Experience with PVC and pipe fittings, pumps, welding, metal fabrication, or other mechanics are a plus.
Maintains production equipment, piping, pumps, etc
Experience with developing, following, & writing operating procedures
Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications
Must have proficient documenting/recording skills – entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written and electronic forms
Ensure production area is safe to work, productive, and has required inventory needs
Monitor and control processes using visual observations, process data, and testing
Identify and fix problems in processes, products, and equipment and work for a solution
Provide support to Quality Control and Operations

Please send your resume to: barry@nationalalgaeassociation.com for immediate considerationSalary will be determined based upon experience.
Microalgae Process Engineer 

Recherche Innovation&Développt 
COURBEVOIE(PLD)-COUPOLE(FRA) 
France 
Description du poste
Since 2012, Total has been carrying out cutting-edge research on the production of biomolecules using microalgae. These R&D programs are done in collaboration with several academic partners and focus on the productivity of microalgae strains on the one hand, and the design, evaluation and scale-up of production processes on the other. 
The Microalgae Process Engineer will actively participate in the development of a microalgae-based bioprocess, from lab to the demo scale. 
His/her responsibilities will be the following: 
· Develop and implement processes of microalgae cultivation and oil extraction, from the laboratory to outdoor pilot scale, choosing optimal options for each stage. 
o Follow experimental work performed at bench scale / pilot within the group or with partners
o Select and evaluate technologies for outdoor production with a cost constrain of a commodity molecule
· Establish bases of process design and equipment selection to be implemented at the demo scale, in close cooperation with other Total entities, vendors, technology developers, consultants and other external partners. 
· Perform technical-economic analyses and evaluate costs associate to different technology choices, giving direction to R&D efforts. 
· Leadthe construction of a pilot unit allowing for the industrialization of microalgae-based production. 
· Develop a strong network of technology and equipment providers and capturing relevant know-how in technical notes, handbooks and manuals. 
Contexte et Environnement
The jobholder will work within the Process Department of the Biofuels Division, within the Refining and Chemicals branch. This entity was meet Total’s ambitious environmental roadmap in the frame of the 2°C scenario. The microalgae projects and the knowhow associated are fully integrated within this ambition. The Microalgae Process Engineer will be a key technical role to deliver on it, working with partners around the world (engineering companies, start-ups, consultants, equipment manufacturers, professional organizations) as well as other branches of Total (Refining and Chemicals R&D, Central R&D, Industrialization experts).

Profil recherché
Degree in Chemical Engineering - Process Engineering or equivalent (MSc or PhD).
Knowledgeable on algae cultivation and associated downstream routes.  
3-5 years of relevant work experience: process engineering, process development, scale-up, industrial process design.
Proven experience in conducting studies and projects within multidisciplinary teams.
Excellent command of English. French is much appreciated. 
Able to travel to meet partners to perform pilot work. 

13-Jul-2018 - TOTAL​


Bio-based Co-Products - Carbon Sequestration and Utilization - Water Reuse - Wastewater Remediation - Algae Bloom Remediation