Bioprocess Technician – Downstream Process (DSP)

Company Details

Air Protein

About Air Protein

At Air Protein, we’re passionate about creating a new food system–one that pushes the boundaries of what anyone thought was possible and builds a healthy relationship between our food and our planet. This is a new era of sustainable production; we can use less and make more. We can feed the growing global population without destroying rainforests or warming the planet. Join our diverse team of passionate scientists, engineers, and business leaders working to create the future of food—meat made from elements of the air.

As an innovative food company, crafting the world’s first air-based meats to eliminate compromise between nutrition, taste, and climate impact. Using novel technology inspired by NASA, we convert elements found in the air into protein. Air Protein’s process is carbon-negative by design, using less land and water, and is powered by renewable energy. Its where cutting-edge science meets bold ambition to reinvent the way we eat.

We’re currently seeking a senior or experienced Bioprocess Technician – Downstream Process (DSP) to join our extraordinary team…

  • Have you supported small scale and pilot plant downstream processing lab for R&D projects?
  • Have you designed, planned, executed, and analyzed scalable process experiments in lab and pilot plant scale?
  • Do you have an expertise in cGMP food and/or pharmaceutical operations?
  • Do you strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills?

If you answered yes to these questions, then WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Benefits & Perks

In addition to the chance to work with a world-class team and cutting-edge technology to help combat climate change and address the impending food crisis, Air Protein employees also enjoy competitive benefits. We offer unlimited PTO, parental leave, 401K match, and compensation plans that include employee equity. Air Protein invests in employee development and the company culture is shaped by shared values:

  • Protect people & the planet
  • Play as a team and have a growth mindset
  • Do what you say you will do
  • Be the change you seek
  • Create a culture of belonging

We’re currently seeking a senior or experienced Bioprocess Technician – Downstream Process (DSP), which is an experienced engineer, scientist, technician, or related occupation that is responsible for the safe operation of downstream processing systems in both laboratory and pilot scale in the company.

This role is actively responsible to:

  • Support small scale and pilot plant Downstream Process (DSP) lab of R&D projects.
  • Support R&D prototype production and maintain records of inventory and prototype analytics
  • Setup and operate various lab scale downstream processing unit operation and proper documentation
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts to increase process and product quality and service levels, improve process safety, efficiency and reliability
  • Participate in the commissioning and start-up of pilot-scale downstream processing lines.
  • Write technical documentation including recording in laboratory notebooks / electronic notebooks, reports, and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Communicate findings to internal project teams.
  • Maintain operation safety and support Project Safety Management (PSM) for the facility.


  • High school diploma with relevant experience or associate’s degree in a technical or sciences field
  • Relevant laboratory or pilot plant experience.
  • Expertise in cGMP food and/or pharmaceutical operations
  • Ability to lift 50 lb


  • Experience with safely using hazardous gases and high-pressure gas systems is a bonus
  • Basic computer skills. (Experience with computer-based process control systems a plus)

Skills & Qualities

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
  • Able to recognize when optimization, correction, or custom changes are necessary – ability to troubleshoot and manage operations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work and collaborate with a team
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to thoroughly document operation activities and details.

About Our Purpose

Why we exist:
To accelerate the world’s transition to climate and rainforest-friendly meat

What we do: We make nutritious meat using the most sustainable protein on the planet

Our Values:

  • Protect people & the planet
  • Play as a team and have a growth mindset
  • Do what you say you will do
  • Be the change you seek
  • Create a culture of belonging

Air Protein is an equal opportunity employer.

At Air Protein, we are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage all people inclusive of all races, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, mental and physical ability, age, ancestry, medical condition, or any other status protected by law to consider joining our team. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritize an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and while you are a part of our team. If you are passionate about Air Protein’s values and mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply!

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