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Downstream Processing Engineer

Downstream Processing Engineer- Manchester

Salary - Competitive Salary + Excellent Holidays + Flexible Working Hours + Share Options + Pension

The Client

Our client is facilitating the transition of the $36 billion surfactant market from harmful, oilbased chemicals to biobased alternatives by working with the current market leaders to provide a collaborative production platform.



The company is currently completing the build of its pilot facility launching tonne scale production of sophorolipids and work with multiple industrial partners to take the product to market.

In line with this, they are fundraising to build their first ktonne scale commercial sophorolipid plant.



This highly successful business is expanding its focus beyond sophorolipids and developing processes to produce additional biosurfactants in collaboration with external market facing partners.

The company believe collaboration between companies, disciplines and individuals are the best ways to develop the biosurfactant industry.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to broaden their skill set by working with field leaders around the world, within a dynamic and friendly working environment.

The company offer a competitive pay package and benefits to attract incredible individuals to join their team based in the Northwest.

This role will involve work both in Manchester at their laboratories and their pilot plant in Daresbury.

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and refinement of downstream processes for sophorolipids and then other biosurfactants as the company expands its portfolio.

This role will involve both hands on work in the lab, pilot and commercial facilities and desk-based engineering work.

The appointee will work closely with the pilot plant team and the external collaborators, ensuring a smooth scale up process all the way through to commercial operation.

Once the process for each product is complete at laborator