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Sr Research Associate Process Chemistry -- Gilead Sciences, Inc. -- Posted 09/25/2014

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Job Title:  Sr Research Associate Process Chemistry
Requisition Number:  18045
Location:  Foster City, CA
Functional Area:  Research & Development
Position Type:  Regular
Full-Time / Part-Time:  Full-Time
Shift:  Days
   

Specific Responsibilities:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff of more than 6,300 people is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in 16 marketed products that are benefitting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

  • Work closely with process chemists to investigate potential hazards associated with synthetic transformations and unit operations.
  • Apply thermochemical and engineering calculations to further the understanding of chemical systems and their associated hazards.
  • Conceive, execute, and interpret process safety testing.
  • Develop a basis of safety to mitigate hazards. Consult and provide recommendations on process changes required to ensure an acceptable basis of safety.
  • Document and communicate results.
  • Participate in technology development and workflow initiatives to implement new capabilities and improve efficiency.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

Collaborate with Process Chemists to develop an acceptable basis of safety for scale-up and technology transfer of new chemical processes. Select appropriate methods (DSC, ARC, RC1, etc.) and techniques to perform hazards analysis. Execute experiments following established guidelines, best practices, and scientific judgment. Provide recommendations for safe scale-up and operation. Frequently work cross-functionally within organization to achieve common goals. Recommend alternatives, research new methods and techniques, and proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems. Participate in group meetings. Present results of work, interpret data, and draw conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work. Act as a resource for other research personnel. Work with minimal supervision on projects of moderate to complex scope.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry. 
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in API or fine chemical process development, scale-up, troubleshooting, and optimization
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organization and planning skills, technical aptitude, and the ability to interact and collaborate within an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to use common tools for scientific communication within the company.
  • Familiarity with common safety evaluation instrumentation including DSC, ARC, and RC1 and the resulting data.
  • Eagerness to develop expertise in hazards analysis, safe scale-up, and process modeling.

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Accidental Release Prevention Engineer -- Contra Costa County -- Posted 08/17/2014

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Job Title:  Accidental Release Prevention Engineer
Monthly Salary Range:  $7,089 - $8,617 
Final Filing Date:  Open Until Filled
Oral Interview: To Be Announced
 

The Position

The Contra Costa County Health Services department is currently recruiting individuals interested in an Accidental Release Prevention Engineer position to fill two (2) vacancies within the Hazardous Materials Division located in Martinez, CA. Incumbents are expected to be on-call during off duty hours which is compensated beyond the base salary. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the review of the risk management and safety plans and the audit and inspection of regulated stationary sources to ensure compliance with the CalARP (California Accidental Release Prevention) program and ISO (Industrial Safety Ordinance) regulations. Duties include: conducting on-site audits to assess each stationary source’s compliance with CalARP and ISO Safety Programs; identifying potential deficiencies in the programs; reviewing each stationary source’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) and Safety Plan (SP); preparing a notice of deficiency for the RMP and/or SP; assisting the Community Development Division in reviewing land use project and hazard scores, computed in accordance with Chapter 84-63 of the County Ordinance Code; coordinating and participating as a team member in Unannounced Inspections of stationary sources; assisting facilities in developing a CalARP and a Safety programs that includes preparing and conducting Process Hazard Analyses; presenting information pertinent to the CalARP and the ISO programs to the public; coordinating and/or participating as a team member in incident investigations or root-cause analyses following “Major Chemical Accidents or Releases” from stationary sources subject to Chapter 450-8 of the County Ordinance Code and conducting and documenting annual performance reviews for Chapter 450-8 of the County Ordinance Code. Additionally, this classification is eligible for differentials of up to 5% and will also receive negotiated salary increases of 10% in 2015 and 3% in 2016.

Desirable Qualifications: PSM (Process Safety Management) and refinery/chemical facility work experience. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

EducationPossession of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Chemical Engineering or closely related field
ExperienceFive (5) years full-time or its equivalent experience in the chemical process industries, two (2) years of which must have been in process safety management activities such as: Process Hazard Analysis, operator training, mechanical integrity, Management Of Change, pre-startup review, emergency response, contractor safety, and operating procedures; or the regulation of chemical process industries, such as: process safety, process engineering, project engineering, process design, operations, environmental, maintenance, engineering, or research/development. 
SubstitutionA Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering may be substituted for two (2) years of the required general experience. 
Other RequirementsA background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. 

Selecetion Process

Application FilingAll applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement. 
Application EvaluationDepending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 
Oral Interview

An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, Ca. The Board will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), national origin (including language restrictions), ethnicity, age (over 40), disability (including physical or mental disabilities, HIV, and AIDS), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (including genetic characteristics, cancer, and a record or history of cancer), genetic information, military or veteran status. 

For more information, please visit the HR website of [Contra Costa County].
 
 
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Food Process Development Engineer -- Impossible Food Inc. -- Posted 08/16/2014

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Job Title: Food Process Development Engineer
Project Team: Research & Development
Reports To: Director of R&D
FLSA Status: Exempt           
Prepared By: Chris Davis
Prepared Date: 04.23.14
 

Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements

Job Summary

Land under extreme pressure, water polluted and scarce, greenhouse gas emissions dangerously destabilizing climate, and the challenge of providing a healthy, nutritious diet to a global population that will grow to 9 billion people by 2050.  We have the simple solution for all of these problems.  At Impossible Food, we have developed and we are commercializing a technology platform to address each problem head on through the creation of new delicious, sustainable plant based foods.  

Core Functions And Responsibilities

Food Process Development

  • Lead development, optimization and validation of pilot processes for the production of perishable new food products. 
  • Create basic engineering data to support transfer to commercial manufacturing design and operation.
  • Ensure all systems and operations meet and maintain appropriate safety standards.
  • Challenge industry standards and tailor solutions to what is needed in the short term and long term to advance our mission
  • Work hands on to build and test new ideas, systems, and equipment 

Long Term Manufacturing Strategy

  • Take the initiative to develop long term manufacturing strategy and cost projections
  • Analyze tradeoffs between retrofitting existing systems and building new facilities

Other Functions

  • Participate in internal sensory panels
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

None to start with; potential to work up to supervisory activities in the future

Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education And/Or Experience

  • MS/PhD or equivalent in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Food Engineering or related fields with 5+ years of industrial experience in the food industry.
  • Knowledge of food scale-up processes and systems
  • Cost modeling and process system modeling expertise
  • Demonstrated expertise with food processing plant design using latest lean manufacturing standards and practices (5S, FMEA)
  • Good understanding of GMP
  • Experienced at production equipment optimization
  • Understand & troubleshoot plant utilities (boilers, chillers, compressed air etc.)
  • Demonstrated expertise at Process technology transfer

Skills & Abilities

  • Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills with good organization skills
  • Ability to continuously challenge assumptions and push research and build out to the next level
  • Ability to work with diverse, dynamic team effectively 
  • Determination to look under non-obvious stones to find the best solution for the needed applications

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand for extended periods of time. The employee occasionally may need to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to communicate using telephone and e-mail.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. There are typically between 10-20 employees in the lab at any given time. Proper PPE is provided for employees entering the lab or pilot plant. Flexible work hours are sometimes required.

 

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Process Development Engineer -- Impossible Food Inc. -- Posted 08/16/2014

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Job Title: Process Development Engineer
Project Team: Protein production
Reports To: Senior Engineer
FLSA Status: Exempt           
Prepared By: Adam Shanebrook
Prepared Date: 6/23/2014
 

Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements

Job Summary

Land under extreme pressure, water polluted and scarce, greenhouse gas emissions dangerously destabilizing climate, and the challenge of providing a healthy, nutritious diet to a global population that will grow to 9 billion people by 2050.  We have the simple solution for all of these problems.  At Impossible Food, we have developed and we are commercializing a technology platform to address each problem head on through the creation of new delicious, sustainable plant based foods.  

Core Functions And Responsibilities

Extraction, Separation and Purification Process Development and Optimization 

  • Process Development & Optimization of medium and large scale extraction, separation and purification equipment/systems
  • Unit operations may include grinding, mixing, depth and TFF filtration, centrifugation, chromatography, freezing and drying.
  • Ability to design, execute and analyze experimental plans.
  • Must demonstrate excellent record keeping, data management and accountability
  • Be able to create and optimize SOPs/ batch documentation and establish procedures.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, organized and safe workplace.

Protein System Design and Implementation

  • Participate in design, procurement, and implementation of medium and large scale protein purification systems and processes while working closely with our scientists.
  • Ensure that all systems and operations meet and maintain appropriate safety and food quality standards.
  • Challenge industry standards and tailor solutions to what is needed in the short term and long term to advance our mission

Long Term Manufacturing Strategy

  • Take the initiative to develop long term manufacturing strategy and cost projections
  • Analyze tradeoffs between retrofitting existing systems and building new facilities

Other Functions

  • Participate in internal sensory panels
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

None to start with; potential to work up to supervisory activities in the future

Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education And/Or Experience

  • >2 years of experience in pilot plant or manufacturing operations (pharmaceutical, biochemical and/or food) 
  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering, Biology, Food Science, Chemistry or related field.
  • Understanding of biotech and/or food processes, systems, large scale manufacturing equipment, and downstream process scale-up and troubleshooting.

Skills & Abilities

  • Full written and verbal fluency in English
  • Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills with good organization skills
  • Ability to continuously establish and maintain excellent record keeping, inventory, and accountability
  • Ability to work with diverse, dynamic team effectively

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand for extended periods of time. The employee will routinely need to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to communicate using telephone and e-mail.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Hearing protection required in some process areas.

Must be willing to work in and comply to a Food GMP environment.

Off hours work may be occasionally required.