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VP of Development

The VP of Development has oversight responsibility for all technology development and scale-up of the enterprise. This includes managing the downstream process development, technology transfer, scale-up, pilot plant, advising the COO and Sr. VP of R&D; on technology matters and managing the IP estate including licenses, sublicenses, patents and royalty matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)
  • Manage, guide and mentor the Director of Downstream Process Development and the Director of Tech Transfer
  • Manage the IP estate: patents (applications), licenses, sublicenses, and royalty payments applicable to the process development activities
  • Lead the enterprise in the development of specialty chemicals
  • Advise the COO and Sr. VP of R&D; on all matters of existing and prospective technology platforms
  • Oversee the budgeting and staffing process for Development, Tech Transfer and pilot plant
  • Manage research collaborations with other organizations in his/her field of responsibility
  • Assist engineering department during basic engineering of production plants
  • Moderate travel required (20%)

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Manage the Director of Downstream Process Development and the Director of Tech Transfer

Education and/or Experience
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, engineering or related field
  • 15 + years of increasing responsibility with at least 5 years in a senior management role
  • Strong technical expertise, preferably in fermentation, pilot plant, and scale-up biotechnical processes from laboratory through pilot plant
  • Engineering background a plus
  • Excellent business acumen and management skills
  • Strong IP knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to manage internal and external projects/agreements
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to influence and motivate team

Education and/or Experience
  • Typical office environment with extensive involvement in Development lab and pilot plant.
        Please send a completed application and resume to
                              Principals only, no recruiters or phone calls please.

                                      Myriant is an equal opportunity employer.