Director of Chemical Technology


1. Build and oversee an organization of synthetic chemists, process chemists and analytical chemists to deliver on Mojia’s portfolio of chemical products.

2. Design and optimize chemical processes for small molecules and industrial monomers that can be transferred from lab to plant, ensuring efficiency, robustness, and scalability.

3. Troubleshoot process critical issues and find viable solutions, by using appropriate information, analysis, and problem-solving skills.

4. Work with other departments such as Quality, EHS, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, and Regulatory Affairs to support manufacturing, quality, safety, regulatory, and business goals, as well as to prepare regulatory filings and support downstream applications development.

5. Communicate and collaborate with internal and external partners to drive innovation and efficiency, as well as to engage clients and stakeholders.

6. Lead and/or participate in technical reviews and phase reviews for the portfolio, using MojiaBio’s new product introduction framework and best practices.

7. Support and improve MojiaBio’s new product introduction framework and best practices, by authoring guidance documents, leading staff training activities, and introducing new development technologies, tools, and platforms.

8. Provide strategic direction, resource management, scientific mentorship, and career guidance for the chemical technology department.

9. Build and grow a world-class team of passionate and skilled chemists, who can deliver on MojiaBio’s vision and mission, by providing career development opportunities, feedback, and recognition.

10. Demonstrate strong leadership and credibility with the site leadership and scientific staff, as well as with the global scientific community, industry partners and investors.



1. Master or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 5 years of combined relevant industrial experience.

2. A proven record of developing and launching products successfully and managing chemical technology R&D effectively.

3. Must have a strong R&D leadership and experience, a quantitative framework for designing, executing and managing research. The ability to collaborate and manage external resources is necessary.

4. Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to critically evaluate experimental data, and effectively communicate results with clarity and prevision, both verbally and in writing to scientific and general public.

5. Prior experience in working at an interdisciplinary R&D environment is highly desirable.

6. Demonstrated experience in the following related areas are preferred: Synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology scale up, experience in current state-of-the-art chemical manufacturing, and/or extensive participation in the development of any      green and sustainable technologies.

7. Driven by the vision of synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology to create novel solutions for various chemical technology challenges, and self-driven and curious to explore new possibilities.