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+ Laboratory Manager



Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in a Science discipline or equivalent industry experience




General Description

The Laboratory Manager will manage Captozyme’s laboratories, including the Service Lab, QC Lab and R&D Lab. Managing the laboratories includes ensuring that equipment is working properly and that tools and supplies are available for the effective running of lab activities. In the Quality Control lab such tasks also entail to manage calibration and requalification of equipment as needed and release reagents and supplies for QC use. The Laboratory Manager will assist QA in the review of routine reagent preparation reports and testing reports and ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are kept up to date and current. The Laboratory Manager is anticipated to spend at least 60% of the time in the Service Laboratory and will play a key role in supporting the development of anaerobic organisms and an enzyme therapeutic, by involvement in stability studies, product development, method development, optimization, and assay validation. The Manager plans, coordinates, assists, and directs the designed program to ensure high performance of the duties and responsibilities outlined below personally, or through subordinates.




Primary Responsibilities

• Manage day-to-day laboratory operations at Captozyme
• Direct and assist in the qualification of analytical methods and stability programs
• Direct and assist in developing novel methodologies or optimizing existing techniques
• Analyze and interpret data collected by service lab team and create reports and presentations
• Ensure service deliverables are met in a timely manner
• Ensure that products and investigational materials meet quality standards through oversight of QC testing
• Maintain quality control objectives and associated SOPs in collaboration with QA
• Coordinate quality control objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other managers to maximize product reliability and quality
• Develop and manage laboratory budget
• Perform other duties as assigned




Requirements

The requirements for being considered for the position are listed below; however, personal fit and character will be given particular consideration and weight.

• Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field with 5 years industry experience, Masters Degree with 3 years industry experience, or Ph.D. with 0-2 years industry experience
• Supervisory or management experience in a GMP or GLP laboratory preferred
• Analytical Method development, optimization, and/or validation experience preferred
• Familiarity with a wide variety of biochemical and analytical methodologies such as, but not limited to; ELISA, Chromatography (HPLC), SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, Enzymatic Assay, Environmental monitoring, Flow Cytometry, Karl Fisher, Water Activity etc.
• Analytical and Statistical Acumen
• Knowledge of Quality Control program and established standards
• Knowledge of and ability to apply Total Quality Improvement practices
• General management skills, including Team Leadership
• Time management
• Interpersonal management
• Professionalism

To apply for this position send your resume and letter to jobs@captozyme.com

+ Food Scientist



Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in a life science/engineering related field with 4+ years industry experience or Master’s degree in relevant field with 2+ years industry experience




General Description

The Food Scientist will bridge the gap between laboratory chemistry and industrial food processes and be able to work cross-functionally to consider consumer needs such as smell, taste and texture while also considering experimental outcome. The Food Scientist should be comfortable communicating on topics relating to best business practices in food processes, regulations, manufacturing and testing. The role requires a deep understanding of food, its composition and how chemicals interact within it. Initial laboratory responsibilities will entail ion chromatography to analyze oxalate levels in various foods The Food Scientist will be expected to analyze oxalate content in foods, carry out enzyme assays, and be able to deliver meaningful results quantifying the oxalate level in various foods and enzyme activity in various matrices. The Scientist is also expected to independently research alternative methods, processes, and tools that can be used to reach the set objectives. This position requires an individual who takes personal responsibility in their results. The Food Scientist will be in part responsible for the upkeep of the lab including cleanliness, inventory management, instrument upkeep/troubleshooting, etc.
The successful candidate will constantly strive for perfection in every task, no matter how small. He/She will be willing to learn and constantly desire more responsibility.




Primary Responsibilities

• Analyzing oxalate levels and bioavailability in various food matrices
• Develop and optimize biochemical and analytic chemistry assays
• Ability to independently, and under direction, execute all parts of running quantitative and qualitative assays
• Ability to deliver results in a timely and organized manner
• Report writing or data presentation to Senior Scientist on daily basis and to CSO or upper management on a semi-regular basis
• Develop connections with external entities in specific areas of expertise (food engineering related)
• Develop Consumer needs processes and prototypes to guide V.O.C. (voice of customer) feedback sessions
• Strategize facile implementation of ingredient into various foods following appropriate regulations, incorporation into existing manufacturing processes, and considering consumer needs.



Requirements

The requirements for being considered for the position are listed below; however, personal fit and character will be given particular consideration and weight.

• Bachelor’s degree in a life science/engineering related field with 4+ years industry, or Master’s degree in relevant field with 2+ years industry experience
• Exceptional problem solving, analytical and critical thinking ability - to drive to outcomes that are game changing
• Inventor spirit: a creative thinker that seeks to disrupt the status quo, constantly pushing for better ways to stimulate the creative development of ideas
• Strong independence, capable of working with limited guidance
• Demonstrated technology acumen - Expert skill and knowledge in appropriate application areas (subject matter, category, etc)
• Basic knowledge of laboratory techniques: pipetting, proteins, buffering, notebook upkeep etc.
• Familiarity with food industry manufacturing, testing, safety and health standards
• Data driven with aptitude for perfection
• Excellent organizational, communication, and influencing skills
• Excellent technical judgment with ability to understand complex problems and translate to broad audiences
• Strong time management skills
• Interpersonal skills / Professionalism
• Competent in MS Excel, Word, and presentation tools
• Passion for new ideas, trends and bringing new solutions to the world is a must
• Time management
• Interpersonal management
• Professionalism

To apply for this position send your resume and letter to jobs@captozyme.com

+ Director of Marketing



Required Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications or relevant field with at least 8-10 years of experience




General Description

The Marketing Director will lead the marketing, advertising and public relations efforts for a pioneering food brand. Nephure is the novel ingredient in low-oxalate foods – a new line of free-from-foods specifically manufactured for people who are susceptible to or get recurrent kidney stones. Nephure is a safe and effective, powerful tool to manage a kidney diet as well as enhancing your regular foods for greater nutrition.


The Marketing Director will be the voice of the consumer throughout the organization, from product development to consumer interactions and will plan and lead all corporate and branding marketing related efforts. Consumer intelligence will be used to improve B2C strategies and tactics in a data-driven fashion ahead of product launch with a focus on digital strategies, inbound marketing, and the creation and support of an online community and following. In addition, this position requires ability to coordinate, guide and efficiently work with outside agencies towards meeting the business B2B goals. Marketing Director will inculcate the brand mission and ensure that it is present in all touch points internally and externally and will promote the brand in a way consistent and protective of the brand touch, feel, voice and tone. The position requires cross-functional collaborations with roles ranging from Business Development to Product Development and Legal Counsel.


The Marketing Director will develop and measure KPI and work diligently to achieve company goals as related to lead conversion and sales revenue through effective leadership, hands-on efforts, networking and best business practices. The role requires seasoned ability to manage timelines and budgets and ensure direct reporting team meets deadlines set out. The Marketing Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer.




Primary Responsibilities

• Plan and lead B2C marketing and advertising efforts for a pioneering food brand
• Use consumer data to develop consumer intelligence to be used to further refine marketing strategies and tactics
• Assist in implementing best business practices for a digital data-driven content marketing strategy
• Manage the establishment of an online community and grow the base of brand ambassadors internally and externally
• Manage public relations efforts through internal teams and external agencies
• Manage KOL outreach and engagement in collaboration with external agencies
• Plan and manage all tradeshow attendance and exhibition activities
• Assist in defining specific, measurable and attainable goals for the marketing department aligning with the company objectives and revenue targets
• Manage the marketing department budget and present regular ROI reports
• Develop and measure the KPI corresponding to company marketing and sales goals
• Keep a project timeline and ensure the department meets goals set out
• Develop and measure the KPI corresponding to company marketing and sales goals



Requirements

The requirements for being considered for the position are listed below; however, personal fit and character will be given particular consideration and weight.

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications or relevant field with at least 8-10 years of experience
• Demonstrable experience in successful data-driven digital marketing strategies
• Excellent analytical abilities and solid understanding for best business practices in market research
• Proven record of high marketing achievement and year-to-year sales growth preferably in the food or supplement industry
• Excellent leadership and management skills
• Entrepreneurial attitude, past founder preferred
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• High level of professionalism, integrity and work ethic
• Proficient in MS Office and commonly used CRM or marketing automation software and ERPs
• Strong time management skills
• Interpersonal skills / Professionalism

To apply for this position send your resume and letter to jobs@captozyme.com