Industry Job Opportunities

Is your company or organization seeking a new employee? The Algae Biomass Organization will post job openings pertinent to the algal industry on its website for 30 days.

Platinum, Gold, and Corporate members of the ABO receive this service free of charge. Non-ABO members or members holding a non-qualifying membership may purchase job listings for $100 for 30 days. Please send job description and qualification requirements to: info@algaebiomass.org

Director of Production Science | R&D, Qualitas Health

Qualitas Health is seeking a Director of Production Science | R&D, based in Imperial, TX, to work closely with an outstanding Vice President of Algae Production Operations, leading all technical and operational aspects of the firm. 

The Director of Production Science | R& D will support micro algae biomass production by overseeing large scale production (cultivation, crop protection, harvesting, process monitoring) and leading production driven R&D efforts for all aspects of biomass production; providing leadershis as part of the site management team, and assuring that the site team addresses all relevant issues within the specifications and standards of the company and provide guidance to the team based on management direction.

Download the description and application instructions here. 

Research Assistant & Research Assistant for Analysis, Earthrise

Earthrise is looking for a responsible, dependable research assistant with knowledge on analysis, microalgae culture and/or algae biotechnology.

All Earthrise temporary positions below come with the same benefits for full-time regular employees listed below.

-Medical
-Dental
-Vision
-Paid Vacation
-Sick Days
-Paid Holidays

1) Research Assistant

Job Location: Earthrise Nutritionals LLC, Calipatria Office (113 Hoober Rd., Calipatria, CA 92233)

Position Type: Temporary until the end of 2018

Start date: ASAP

Salary: $22/hour

Principal Functions:

Assist Researcher in all matters related to research and development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Analyze biochemical composition (pigment, lipid, protein etc.) and nutrient composition by HPLC, IC, GC, and so on
  •  Maintain and repair the above analytical instruments
  •  Consider and establish new analytical methods
  •  Plan and conduct experiments relevant to research and development of microalgae and microalgae-based products.
  •  Analyze and interpreting the results and arriving at conclusions that may benefit the business
  • Keep accurate records of work undertaken
  •  Use specialist computer software to analyze data and produce illustrative reports
  •  Discuss research progress with other departments.
  •  Share the results of research with colleagues through presentations or discussions at team meetings to discuss application of research results to solve short and long-range problems of the company
  •  Carry out searches for information using internet and information databases; and compiling a literature database
  •  Constantly consider the profit/loss potential of research activities

Requirements:

  • Education Level: BS, MS or PhD in Biology, Biochemistry with emphasis on algae biotechnology.
  • Experience: At least 1 year of relevant job or research experience with analytical skill for biochemical composition and for nutrient composition, and/or microalgae culturing skills.

2) Research Assistant for Analysis

Job Location: Earthrise Nutritionals LLC, Calipatria Office (113 Hoober Rd., Calipatria, CA 92233)

Position Type: Temporary until End of 2018

Start date: ASAP

Rate: $19-$22/hour

Principal Functions:

Assist Researcher in all matters related to research and development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct experiments relevant to research and development of microalgae and microalgae-based products.
  • Keepaccurate records of work undertaken
  • Use computer software to analyze data and produce illustrative reports
  • Discuss research progress with other departments.
  • Share the results of research with colleagues through presentations or discussions at team meetings to discuss application of research results to solve short and long-range problems of the company

Requirements:

  • Education Level: BS or MS in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology
  • Experience: At least 1 year of relevant job or experience with analytical skill.

Send resume and other relevant information by email to: hr@earthrise.com

 

ABO Virtual Intern

Help us build the algae industry

Students – Are you interested in doing more for your industry while completing your degree? Help define the algae sector of today and shape the industry of tomorrow as an Algae Biomass Organization volunteer virtual intern. Internships of 8-12 weeks are available and are completely online. Interns serve a vital role by assisting ABO with industry and policy research, social media and communications. Interns leave their experience with a new understanding of the interconnections between research, industry, government and policy, along with exciting new insights and connections. 

Intern positions available for winter, spring and summer 2017.

Individuals interested in the ABO volunteer virtual internship program should send a brief cover letter and CV or resume to Barb Scheevel, bscheevel@algaebiomass.org.

 

Cyanotech, Research Specialist

Cyanotech is seeking a dynamic and dependable Research Specialist who has experience with algae DNA.

Cyanotech’s benefit package includes:

  • Full medical and dental, including vision, prescription and chiropractic coverage for employee and entire family at no cost to employee
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with a 2% company contribution
  • 3 weeks PTO within first year

Job Location: Kailua-Kona, HI

Position Type: Full Time, non-exempt

Start Date: ASAP
Rate of Pay: $22-$28/hr

Principal Function: This position is responsible for conducting algal research and developmental activities as directed by the Director of Applied Research. Topics are related to algal growth, productivity, and resistance to contaminants, pest and diseases. The individual works with the Director of Applied Research to identify, prioritize, and design research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures lab readiness by performing or directing workflow, as appropriate: o Maintains microbial strain libraries.
    • Manages and orders chemicals and other supplies.
    • Maintains laboratory and equipment in an operational, clean and safe condition.
  • Assists Director of Applied Research in identifying, prioritizing, designing, and implementing research projects.
  • Works effectively with other personnel in the R&D Department.
  • Assists Director of Applied Research in facilitating collaboration with other departments involved with and benefiting from R&D activities.
  • Performs chemical analyses of algae/algal products

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Marine Science or relevant discipline.
  • Two or more years of lab experience and/or experience in algal production or aquaculture. Experience with molecular biology (DNA) theory and techniques highly desirable.

To see the full job description, please visit: https://goo.gl/KTVKyv

Send resume to: resume@cyanotech.com
Post-offer background check and drug screen are performed. Must be 18 years or older. Cyanotech Corporation is an EOE Minorities/Women/Disability/Veterans

See attached job description for more details.