Research Scientist (Downstream Processing)


  • Research Name Research Scientist
  • Location Santa Fe, NM
  • Position type Full-time
  • Posted July 6, 2022

The  Research Scientist will establish project goals in relation to the company goals. The purpose is to achieve goals related to discovery, research, development, project support, and commercialization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • At the direction of your manager carry out independent research with tight deadlines to achieve project and company goals related to discovery, research, development, project support, and commercialization.
  • Coordinate pipeline operations between research groups, track tasks, milestones, and timelines, and maintain detailed and organized records of project data and materials
    • Build specific detailed guidelines covering all important aspects of downstream processing.
    • Nurture strong communication and collaboration with other groups (researchers and scientists) as part of the project teams or similar projects
  • Conduct research in the context and Commercialization
    • Consult with supervisor, product development, and regulatory team to ensure research aligns with project and company goals
      • Inside and outside of the specific projects assigned
  • Communicate science and research progress effectively to your peers
  • Meet with your supervisor weekly to update on your work progress
  • Demonstrate to your supervisor that you are currently on the emerging scientific literature not only in your system but also in relevant emerging technologies
  • Participate in investor due diligence and management meetings as needed or requested
  • Ability to communicate science effectively, being its data or oral presentations
    • Understanding the best way to convey information to any particular audience, being it a supervisor, colleagues, or investors
  • Report on team scientific progress on a monthly basis using a standard format
  • Exceptional critical thinking, data analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Fulfill minimum operational and facility duties as needed
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor

About you:

You are highly self-motivated and energetic. You thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.     You are detail-oriented and work efficiently with a sense of urgency.

In addition, you meet the following requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry degree in with 5+ years of experience
    • Preferably industry-related experience focusing on downstream processing
    • A Master’s Degree  in Chemistry is highly preferred
  • Demonstration of innovative science productivity
  • Communication Impact – excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstration of excellence in directing collaborative research efforts and teams
  • Demonstration of the capability to work well collaborative and to transition efficiently to new and emerging projects
  • Proficiency in writing and oral presentations