• Lignocellulosic Research Scientist

    Job ID
    Position Location(s)
    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Travel Required
  • Overview

    Lignocellulosic Research Scientists lead research on technology development and provide cross-functional teams with technical analyses and recommendations specifically designed to support Project Liberty.  Project Liberty is POET's first commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels plant in the U.S.  This opportunity offers exciting growth with a visioin of co-locating both starch-based and cellulosic-based bioprocessing facilities.  This position is also responsible for developing research plans for technology development with the goal of product commercialization and value-add for POET.


    To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should be able to demonstrate and provide the following:

    • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or related science is required with a combination of the following:
      • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years’ experience
      • Master’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience
      • Ph.D. Degree
    • Specific knowledge in enzymology and fermentation research area.
    • Hands-on knowledge of molecular biology techniques such as PCR; qPCR and robotic would be an advantage. 

    • General familiarity and understanding with scientific literature in research-specific and related areas.
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
    • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.


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    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.







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