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Associate Engineer

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Palo Alto, California, US, 94304

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in value-added products, offering our customers a wide range of science-based solutions in markets ranging from home and personal care to pharmaceuticals.  Our IFF team in Palo Alto, located at the Genencor Technology & Innovation Center, have been pioneers in the industrial biotechnology field for over 40 years. 


We are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to join our Process Development team.  In this role, you will be working with a group of scientists and engineers in our state-of-the-art research & development facility. This team is responsible for the fast-paced and hands-on development of biologically products including enzymes, proteins, and microbes across a range of businesses.  You will have exposure to all stages of process development: from discovery to manufacturing technology transfer.  



Job Requirements


  • Responsibilities will include contributing to the development of liquid and solid enzyme formulations through preparation, characterization, and testing of a wide variety of enzyme compositions.  
  • The successful candidate will develop and troubleshoot methods aimed at measuring the chemical, physical, and microbiological characteristics of protein formulations. 
  • Work independently to design, plan, execute, and analyze scalable process experiments in laboratory and pilot plant.
  • Work collaboratively with process technicians, development engineers, research scientists, and global supply teams to resolve technical challenges.
  • Transfer of new processes into global manufacturing sites and support of continual improvement.
  • Investigate and develop new methods and technologies for advancement of projects. 
  • Preparation and presentation of technical reports, data summaries, protocols, and other technical and regulatory documentation.
  • This position requires hands-on work in the laboratory and pilot plant with successful demonstration of process scale up to commercialization.




  • Training: Biochemical / Chemical Engineering or related field
  • BS/MS with 0 – 5 years hands-on experience 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Team player
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills
  • Some travel required

Compensation ($90,960 - 102,330) is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to work experience, skills, certifications, and location.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto