We are out of time. The change must be immediate, ASAP. We have to help the planet find alternative ways to produce all the same things we love. But better. And with no waste. If you think that sounded like a mission, well, you are right. We’re solving the world’s most important problems with talented individuals who share our passion to change the world. GALY's environment is built so everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years hands-on experience in lab or plant required;
  • Experience with fermentation equipment at 10L and above required;
  • Experience with sterile operations and cleaning operations, from bench scale to fixed equipment required;
  • Experience with standard scale-up parameters (kLa, OTR, OUR, aeration and agitation equipment configurations) required;
  • Experience with plant cell culture highly desirable;
  • Experience with statistical methods, and design-of-experiment (DOE) methods highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of microscopy techniques (light, confocal, scanning, transmission, ultra-resolution) and techniques of determining cell viability highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of the role of plant hormones, auxins, and growth factors highly desirable.

Work Environment/ Physical Demands:

Come and join our rapidly growing team, work with smart and dedicated people and help develop cutting edge technologies that will have a lasting impact on the world. As a Chemical/Biochemical Engineer working in Plant Cell Culture you will be developing and scaling-up a heterotrophic plant cell culture process to deliver kilogram quantities of healthy, clean plant cells, from cell banking, through initiation of the seed train, to end of growth phase. Hands-on work with equipment ranging from shake flasks in the company’s own labs, to 1000L+ fixed equipment at CDMO sites, is a major part of the work expected to be performed by this position. The position will be responsible for working with vendors to determine the best equipment to purchase for GALY’s own labs, and to rent for use at contract sites. Operational experience in lab and pilot scale fermentation/cell culture is required.The ability to write reports, draft protocols and prepare batch records and technical transfer documentation are also required. This position involves working primarily in a laboratory setting. As such this position requires the ability to stand or sit at the bench, the use of standard laboratory equipment as well as computers and office equipment. The position requires communication with other individuals through a variety of methods. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities & Know-How:

  • Experience with fermentation/cell culture equipment and processes (fixed batch, fed-batch, CSTR, bubble column) required;
  • Experience with sterile operations and cleaning operations, from bench scale to fixed equipment required;
  • Experience with standard scale-up parameters (kLa, OTR, OUR, aeration and agitation equipment configurations) required;
  • Experience with statistical methods, and design-of-experiment (DOE) methods highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of microscopy techniques (light, confocal, scanning, transmission, ultra-resolution) and techniques of determining cell viability highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of the role of plant hormones, auxins, and growth factors highly desirable.

Location:

  • Amherst, USA – U.S. Work Visa Required.

What We Offer:

  • Fast-paced environment with rapidly growth opportunities;
  • Excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options;
  • Life and disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with company match;
  • Paid vacation and holidays.

GALY is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status by applicable law.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and GALY retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities.

Who we are:

GALY is growing the future. We are an army of dreamers that believe scientists are artists of a new era. We are envisioning a world where we can still produce sought-after materials without the physical turmoil we place on disadvantaged people and the planet. That is why we are revolutionizing the way we produce goods today and therefore sparking a much more sustainable form of doing agriculture. However, nobody takes innovation seriously until you scale it. We are on it! By developing intelligent scale-up strategies with cotton cells, as the in-vitro cotton production market has never been done on an industrial scale, we are capable of doing something truly new. With this mind, we gather a team of highly diverse subjects, ranging from genetic engineering, plant cell culture, bioreactor development, mathematics, statistics, designers, high-performance automation, stylists, illustrators, creative business development, marketing and branding strategies. A group with a strong sense of purpose on a mission to find ways to save our planet. We are scientists. We are artists. We are creatives.

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