Mission and vision

Commercially viable biobased and biodegradable plastic!

BluCon Biotech GmbH was founded in June 2017 and has its research laboratories and offices at the BioCampus, Cologne. The company continues to develop a unique technology by which L-lactic acid can be produced at lowest possible production costs so that the bioplastic poly lactic acid (PLA) will become commercially competitive to fossil fuel based plastics.

Such technology development has been initiated and carried out by Direvo Industrial Biotech GmbH in Cologne. Patents and know how have been acquired from Direvo by Zheijiang Youcheng group, Hangzhou, China. Chinese startup company, Dehong Biotech Ltd. has been entrusted to drive the commercialization of BluCon technology. Dehong in turn has entrusted BluCon Biotech GmbH to carry out strain and process development towards commercial process. BluCon Biotech GmbH is also partnering with Dehong, Hangzhou, to build and operate a biotechnology laboratory in Hangzhou and implement BluCon technology there.

BluCon Biotech GmbH collaborates with Shanghai Tong Jie Liang Biomaterials Ltd. (TJL) for the production of PLA and thus is very well integrated downstream. TJL is also building a research and development laboratory in Hangzhou, Zheijiang, China.

Besides developing BluCon technology to commercial stage, BluCon Biotech GmbH serves as a platform to acquire further technologies in the field of applied biotechnology. With its core team, the company shows outstanding expertise in microbiology of extremophilic bacteria, in strain and process development and in project management. It is very well connected both in Germany and internationally.

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BluCon Biotech GmbH is a rapidly growing company developing a unique process to produce L-lactic acid at the lowest possible cost, making the bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA) commercially competitive with fossil fuel-based plastics.

We are currently looking for a Bioprocess Engineer (m/f/d) to expand our team and accelerate the achievement of our ambitious goals.

Within our company, you have the opportunity to take part in the development and industrialization of sustainable technologies.
If you are proactive, have a hands-on mentality and are willing to work with a dynamic and intercultural group, join our team in Cologne.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to our Project Leader, you will:

  • Coordinate upstream and downstream process development activities
  • Manage internal projects, optimize development timelines, and allocation of resources
  • Plan and organize R&D programs at laboratory and pilot scales
  • Document and present results internally and to stakeholders

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • University degree in Biotechnology, Chemical or Bioprocess engineering, or related disciplines. Ph.D. is advantageous
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the biotechnology field
  • Fermentation experience in laboratory, pilot OR production scale is mandatory. Lactic acid production know-how is a plus
  • Knowledge of relevant software tools, especially in the field of data analysis
  • Good skills in presentation and technical writing
  • Proactive, self-organized, hands-on mentality and team player
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally

 

APPLICATION:

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application (cover letter, curriculum vitae summarizing experience, technical skills, personal goals, and extra-scientific passions, and certificates concerning your education).

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BluCon Biotech GmbH
Nattermannallee 1
50829 Köln

Die BluCon Biotech GmbH entwickelt eine führende Plattform-Technologie zur Produktion von L-Milchsäure aus Biomasse zu niedrigen Herstellkosten. Dadurch soll PLA zu einem kompetitiv interessanten Rohstoff im Einsatz der Bioplastik Industrie werden. Damit unterstützt die BluCon Biotech GmbH den Wechsel hin zu abbaubaren umweltfreundlichen Bioplastik Produkten.

Zur Unterstützung unseres Teams suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

Technische Assistenten (m/w/d) in der Fermentation / Vollzeit (40h)

In Ihrer Position in unserer Forschungsabteilung übernehmen Sie mikrobiologische Labor Tätigkeiten im Bereich der Fermentation. Sie sind für die Planung, Durchführung und Dokumentation der Fermentation im 3 Liter Maßstab zuständig und unterstützen in der Analytik. Zudem sind Sie für die Funktionsüberwachung und Pflege der verschiedenen Fermenter Systeme verantwortlich. Sie arbeiten mit an der erfolgreichen Weiterentwicklung unserer extremophilen Mikroorganismen zur Optimierung der Milchsäureproduktion.

Sie besitzen eine abgeschlossene Ausbildung als TA (BTA/CTA), Laborant, Techniker, oder Bachelor und haben bereits mehrjährige Berufserfahrung in der Fermentation und der Prozessführung sammeln können. Kenntnisse in HPLC-Analysen sowie mikrobiologische Kultivierungen sind erwünscht.

Für die ausgeschriebenen Positionen zählen neben mehrjähriger Berufserfahrung, ausgeprägtes interdisziplinäres Denken, hohe Motivation und Eigeninitiative sowie Teamfähigkeit zu wichtigen Voraussetzungen.

Neben einer attraktiven und leistungsgerechten Vergütung erwartet Sie bei uns eine interessante Tätigkeit in einem innovativen Arbeitsumfeld.

Ihre ausführlichen Bewerbungsunterlagen senden Sie bitte unter Angabe Ihres frühestmöglichen Eintrittstermins und Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellung an:

Dr. Andreas Lischka

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BluCon Biotech GmbH
Nattermannallee 1
50829 Köln

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BluCon Biotech GmbH
Nattermannallee 1
50829 Cologne, Germany
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