14549 Minetta St.
Houston TX 77035
Technology Rotational Development Program (TRDP) – Synthetic Biology & Bioprocessing
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:
The Technology Rotational Development Program’s (TRDP) mission is to identify and cultivate future leaders for Solugen’s Enzyme Engineering, Strain Engineering, and Bioprocess Engineering. Over the course of the 18 months, this employee will rotate through all three departments to experience every flavor of bioengineering, matching to a single department at the end of the rotation.
Key Outcomes for this role are:
1) Contribute to the development of 1 enzyme mutant
2) Contribute to the development of 1 production strain
3) Contribute to the development of 1 fermentation or bioseparations process