Group Leader, Analytical Chemistry-Job Opening

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Group Leader, Analytical Chemistry-Job Opening

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Job Description
Amyris is seeking an energetic and vibrant analytical group leader to oversee our development, operations, and quality control groups.  The group leader will be responsible for: (1) proactive collaboration across the organization to ensure high quality and relevant assays are developed, (2) ensuring high quality data and rapid turn-around time from routine assays is generated, and (3) efficient and thorough method transfer between manufacturing and R&D sites. 
The successful candidate will have significant leadership experience and excellent cross-functional communication skills in interfacing with multiple disciplines such as: molecular biology, fermentation, purification, chemistry, and down-stream processing groups. 
In addition, experience interfacing with external collaborators for method transfer to support manufacturing and scale-up activities is required.
 Bring-in new cutting edge technology and continuously develop methods to increase information content and decrease sample analysis time

  • Direct the analytical development group to develop high-quality assays to forward company research goals
  • Oversee the analytical operations group to ensure high method performance and rapid turn-around of samples
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure a high degree of engagement and alignment between groups
  • Negotiate with stakeholders to determine the best use of analytical resources to further company goals
  • Work with process development teams to establish in-process controls and product specifications
  • Keep abreast of current scientific literature
  • Present work at internal and external meetings

Desired Skills & Experience

Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry or related discipline with 7+ years experience
5+ years management experience is required
Strong leadership skills and experience managing through others to accomplish goals is required
Excellent cross-functional communication and interpersonal skills are required
Energetic, highly self-motivated and able to work efficiently and productively in a rapidly-growing company
Proficiency in writing and oral presentations

Company Description

Amyris is building an integrated renewable products company using breakthrough science and an innovative business model to address some of our planet’s most daunting problems.  Amyris first developed its technology under a non-profit initiative to provide a reliable and affordable source of artemisinin, a highly effective anti-malarial therapeutic and is now applying its industrial synthetic biology platform to provide alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products. Amyris No Compromise™ renewable fuels and chemicals are being designed to perform comparably to, or better than, the products they will replace. 

Additional Information

Posted:  March 15, 2011
Type: Full-time
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Management, Quality Assurance, Research, Science, Strategy/Planning 
Industries: Biotechnology, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Renewables & Environment 
Compensation: DOE
Employer Job ID: CA10-004
Job ID: 1477700