Our Talent Advisors were engaged in filling a role to lead product R&D and scale-up of mycelium-based, leather-like biomaterial and develop and scale the world’s best performing, most sustainable leather. The Scientist was responsible for leading the R&D team through all stages of product development, experimentation, design, and scale-up, as well as the design, execution, and tracking experiments.
Our client creates versatile alternative proteins to nourish the world’s growing population while nurturing the planet. Their research produced a more efficient production rate and complete protein than their competitors, making them the leader in fermented consumables.
Our Talent Advisors found a candidate with a unique profile who spent years working on cellulosic and carbohydrate polymers and was the inventor of several patents regarding textiles and functional bio-materials generated from carbohydrate polymers and enzymatic modification of those polymers. He had extensive technical team leadership and customer/partner-facing collaborator experience. He was well-versed in fungal protein expression, recovery/handling, and scale-up. Much of his BioAg research was focused on BioControl of fungal plant pathogens and effectively studying the effects of enzymes on fungal mycelial growth.
Over the past several years, we have been working with our client to staff their new, state-of-the-art plant in Chicago, IL, where they produce geothermal springs-sourcing microbe-based products. We have been secured as a reliable partner to help them reach their goal of doubling their staff with many talented quality, R&D, and scientific management professionals.