Job Opportunity – Expert Bioprocess Engineer (bp, San Diego)

News – Jan 9th, 2024

This is an opportunity to join us in creating, growing, and delivering innovation to reimagine energy for people and our planet.

The advanced bio & physical sciences for low carbon energy team is the central research organisation for biosciences, chemistry, materials sciences, fundamental biofuels pathways, green hydrogen/ electrochemistry, and the science of carbon capture. This team also incorporates computational modelling of biosciences and chemistry.

The Biosciences Center (BSC) works to identify current opportunities and assess future opportunities across the range of bp’s businesses, supporting bp’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050 or sooner. The Center stays closely connected to bp businesses and external technologies, and ensures the expertise required to progress opportunities through the early stages of technology development. The Center also advises businesses on biological issues and partnership opportunities. The team is comprised of flexible, agile, multi-skilled, innovative members that work collaboratively across the research portfolio.

This position will report to the Senior Manager for US Bioenergies and will develop new strategies in second generation (2G) biofuels production by developing conceptual designs. This role will also be closely associated with our engineering scale-up team, who are looking at pathways related to biomass conversion. Given the breadth of biofuel production opportunities, the successful candidate will have prior experience in both biochemical and thermochemical conversion technologies. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a deep technical understanding of integrating biomass deconstruction with biological upgrading processes.

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