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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Biomanufacturing Process Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Biological & Chemical Technologies Group develops advanced biological and chemical technologies to address urgent national security challenges. Capabilities within the Group include molecular, cellular, and synthetic biology; microbiome engineering; rapid DNA sequencing; bioinformatics; analytical chemistry; organic chemistry; mass spectrometry; laser spectroscopy; microfluidics; and rapid prototyping. These capabilities are applied to solving high-priority problems spanning biomanufacturing; chemical, biological, and explosives (CBE) detection and attribution; pathogen identification and characterization; molecular intelligence; and biosecurity. Our multidisciplinary team works across and outside the Laboratory to solve hard problems using innovative bio/chemical engineering and analytics.

Job Description

The Biological & Chemical Technologies Group works on a wide range of topics. The group is in search of a creative individual to design and conduct process development workflows and optimization as well as downstream processing solutions. The candidate will be a critical staff member on group projects involving the scaling of biological and chemical synthesis processes and associated downstream purification as well as elegant solutions to on-demand biomolecular syntheses. The candidate will also act as task lead or independent contributor to other projects. The candidate will work with sponsors, collaborators, and other external communities. The candidate will work closely with experts in synthetic biology, biomanufacturing, molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, and AI/ML.


  • MS in chemical engineering, chemistry, and/or process chemistry or related field and 3+ years’ experience in biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and/or oil & gas industry.

  • B.S. with 5 or more years of relevant experience will also be considered.


  • Experience designing, scaling, and executing process development workflows, fermentation, and/or downstream processing solutions.

  • Familiarity with one or more of these areas: process chemistry, downstream processing, fermentation, reactor design, novel culture systems, small molecule purification, and protein purification.

  • Proficiency with SuperPro Designer, Aspen, or equivalent software. Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and graphical).

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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