14549 Minetta St.

Houston TX 77035


Technology Rotational Development Program (TRDP) - Business Associates

About Solugen:

Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary technology company seeking to use biology to transform and reduce the carbon footprint of the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and is a Series C venture-backed startup company supported by diverse long-term investors including Baillie Gifford, GIC, Temasek, BlackRock, Carbon Direct, Founders Fund, Fifty Years, Refactor, and Y Combinator. Located in Houston, Texas, Solugen has created the world’s first carbon negative specialty chemicals manufacturing facility: the BioforgeTM. This manufacturing technology leverages Solugen’s chemienzymatic process to convert biobased feedstocks into high performance products for water treatment, agriculture, infrastructure, and personal care. Solugen currently has 100+ full time employees.

Mission and Outcomes:

Transform your education and experience into fast-track career growth by joining the Technology Rotational Development Program, offering a high-performing culture that is made up of a powerfully diverse and inclusive workforce. The Technology Rotational Development Program’s (TRDP) mission is to identify and cultivate future leaders for Solugen’s Business Development, Product Development, or Commercial Team.

We are looking for experienced Master's graduates who have a passion for decarbonizing the chemical industry. The program offers you the flexibility to create your own path through rotational projects aligned with your interests and the company’s most critical need, allowing for a completely customized developmental experience.

Upon completion of the program, qualified associates will have the opportunity to continue in a full-time role that aligns with their personal aspirations and passion for attacking climate change.


Job Specific

  • Analytical, curious, strong executive presence, ability to handle ambiguity, ability to work in unstructured and fast paced environment, strong public speaking capability
  • Work closely with the VP of BD, VP of Commercial, and VP of Product in special projects. Examples: market analysis of biopolymers, go-to-market strategy analysis in specific market, compiling list of potential customers, etc.
  • Follows development of competing products and industry trend

Company Specific

  • Ability to be nimble with a willingness to embrace the speed and ambiguity of startup culture
  • Passion for green chemistry and fighting climate change
  • Comfort working in multiple roles
  • Ability to self-manage and set priorities and schedule
  • Creative problem-solving nature
  • Appreciation and emphasis for safety above all else
  • Respect for others


  • Master’s degree in chemistry or Chemical Engineering or Materials Science
  • 2-3 years of experience as an analyst at consulting firm such as McKinsey, BCG, Bain or equity research for investment banking; or 2-3 years of experience in a specialty chemical company
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and Project
  • Persuasive presentation abilities
  • Demonstrated track record of effective people influence
  • Strong analytical thought process for analyzing product & market fit, market approaches, market wants and needs and measures of effectiveness
  • A curious, creative & self-starter individual who can thrive in a dynamic start-up environment.
  • Must be nimble and able to multi-task. Able to manage multiple projects.
  • Local candidate in Houston/Sugar Land is preferred. However, we will consider a Rockstar from other locations.
  • Critical thinker who can utilize their experience and quickly draw conclusions based on incomplete data. He/she is not afraid to propose and try new ideas and methods.
  • Comfortable working in multi-cultural and dynamic environment.