Fermentation Development Process Engineer

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

Fermentation Process Development Engineer

Evelo's vision is to improve the lives of patients with serious diseases through the development of a broadly applicable new modality of medicines. Humans have evolved over millennia with the microbes in and on our bodies. These microbes play a vital role in developing and directing immune and biological responses. Evelo is harnessing the therapeutic potential of specific strains of naturally occurring microbes and developing them as a new class of medicines, monoclonal microbials. We have validated that orally delivered monoclonal microbials modulate immunological and biological effects throughout the body after initial interactions with human cells in the gut. Evelo is pioneering the development of this new class of medicine for the treatment of autoimmune, immunoinflammatory, metabolic, neurological, neuroinflammatory diseases and cancer.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well-funded, fast-paced company in a new exciting field of medicine. As a member of the Evelo team, you will be a vital part of helping to shape Evelo’s vision: in transforming therapies through a new modality of medicines.

We are seeking a dedicated Fermentation Process Development Engineer who is interested in joining a highly dynamic and intellectually challenging team. This position will offer a tremendous opportunity to gain experience in design and scale-up of novel fermentation processes, cell physiology interrelated to process phenomena, integration of fermentation with high throughput systems, etc. In addition, this role will engage in critical collaborations with our manufacturing, microbiology, immunology, and bioinformatics teams. The successful candidate will be innovative, thrive in an intense and dynamic environment, and use his/her creative and imaginative problem-solving skills to help bring new products to patients.


Primary Responsibilities:          

  • Designing, performing, and analyzing fermentation experiments
  • Evaluating, monitoring, and reporting fermentation data
  • Leading a team for persistently improving and maintaining fermentation processes, laboratory, and equipment


Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as independently on projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for working in a fast-paced and evolving organization.
  • Ability to self -motivate and self-direct.
  • Persistence in pursuing objectives to completion with a focus on quality and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and careful record keeping skills.
  • Continual focus on making enhancements and improvements to lab operations and efficiency.

Education & Experience:

  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in biochemical engineering, life sciences, microbiology, or related field or MS with 3+ years’ experience in fermentation engineering.
  • Proven technical expertise with bioreactor fermentation at laboratory scale is a must.
  • Proven technical expertise with downstream processes including lyophilization is a plus.
  • Experience developing or operating GMP bioprocesses is a plus.


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