Biochemical Engineer Job Description

biochemical engineer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Biochemical Engineer Job Description

A biochemist specializes in the chemistry of life, including how living things—from bacteria to humans—use energy, grow, and respond to chemical and physical stimuli.

Research biochemists conduct experiments to gain new knowledge on, for example, the metabolism of cells or the structure and function of proteins.

They study how certain nutrients affect the human body, or how medications are broken down in the body.

Medical biochemists use their understanding of chemical biology to develop medicines and treatments for a variety of diseases and disorders.

Biochemical engineers focus on the application of biotechnology to the design and production of chemical products.

They design enzymes for use in industrial processes or for making plastics.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Biochemical Engineer who can help us design and develop new products and processes. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in chemistry and biology, and be able to work effectively in a team environment. If you are a self-starter with a passion for problem-solving, we want to hear from you!

Biochemical Engineer Duties:

  • -Study the properties and characteristics of compounds and use this knowledge to develop industrial processes
  • Perform design, operation, and maintenance of industrial processes
  • Analyze research data using analytical procedures
  • Review safety hazards and propose methods to eliminate them
  • Work with laboratory technicians in testing, measuring, and calibrating equipment
  • Act as liaison with vendors and suppliers
  • Apply chemical knowledge to solve technical problems
  • Promote safety standards in the workplace
  • Create and maintain records of experiments, equipment, and procedures
  • Present data in the form of graphs, charts, and tables
  • Meet with clients, training personnel, and vendors
  • Attend staff and executive meetings
  • Perform experiments and analyses in laboratory environments
  • Advise staff of research policies, goals, and objectives

Biochemical Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Develop chemical, biochemical, and microbial production processes and methods
  • Manage and optimize chemical and biochemical processes, including product yield, quality, and process costs
  • Perform cost benefit analysis during process design and optimization
  • Analyze and evaluate complex engineering problems, and propose or recommend engineering solutions
  • Train and mentor junior staff
  • Oversee laboratory operations, including engineering laboratory, quality control, and inventory control
  • Perform analysis of quality control data, and recommend corrective actions
  • Maintain laboratory facilities and equipment

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or GED in biological engineering, biochemical engineering, or a related field
  • 3+ years’ proven experience in a biochemical engineering or molecular genetics laboratory
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Solid technical background in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry

Our company is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages.

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