Research scientist and quality management system specialist wanted

[USA] Looking forward to working with world-class algae producer? The positions consists of but is not limited to the following operations.

Corporate info:

Earthrise Nutritionals operates the world’s largest Spirulina blue-green algae farm in the world.  Spirulina is one of the most powerful and nutritionally broad foods on the planet, providing an abundance of protein, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, and antioxidants.

This particular algae is used in the production of food, biochemicals, and pharmaceuticals.  Earthrise Nutritionals strives to benefit the health of their consumers by producing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing the highest quality Spirulina and Spirulina-based nutritional products in the world.

1. Research Scientist

Job location:  113 Hoober Rd., Calipatria, CA 92233

Position Type:  1 year temporary

Start Date:  January 2016

End Date:  December 2016                                        

Principal Functions:

Manage all matters related to research and development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage with the following duties;

  • Independently planning and conducting experiments relevant to research and development of microalgae and microalgae-based products.
  • Analyzing and interpreting the results and arriving at conclusions that may benefit the business
  • Keeping accurate records of work undertaken
  • Using specialist computer software to analyze data and produce illustrative reports
  • Discussing research progress with other departments.
  • Sharing the results of research with colleagues through presentations or discussions at team meetings to discuss application of research results to solve short and long-range problems of the company
  • Carrying out searches for information using internet and information databases; and compiling a literature database
  • Constantly considering the profit/loss potential of research activities
  • Assisting personnel management, purchasing and budget control on behalf of the supervisor


  • Education Level:  MS or PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry with emphasis on algae biotechnology.
  • Experience:  At least 3 years of relevant job or research experience with outdoor microalgae culturing skills, and analytical skill for biochemical composition (pigment, lipid, protein, carbohydrate etc.) and for nutrient composition (nitrogen, phosphate, trace metal etc.)
  • Familiar with the use of analytical equipment like GC, HPLC, ICP, IC, PCR, PAM etc.

2. Quality Management System Specialist

Job location:  113 Hoober Rd., Calipatria, CA 92233

Position Type:  Full-time regular

Start Date:  ASAP

Major Function:

Administration of the Quality Management System program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish, document and maintain Earthrise Quality Management System.
  • Independently perform Management System Representative Duties.
  • Director of Earthrise Safety program and safety committee.
  • Conduct QMS, GMP, Safety and HACCP or ISO22000+PAS220 trainings.
  • Provides QMS and GMP training material to management.
  • Ensure compliance with the GMP requirements for Disease Control, Cleanliness, Education and Training of personnel.
  • Independently verify the implementation of quality issue solutions.
  • Independently control nonconforming products until quality issue is resolved.
  • Identify adequate resources to implement QMS program.
  • Participate in and coordinate Management System Council meetings.
  • Independently review QMS suitability and effectiveness.
  • Independent review documents and data for adequacy.
  • Identification of obsolete documents needed to be retained for historical purposes.
  • Document and data change review and approval.
  • Evaluation and selection of subcontractors.
  • Independently plan and conduct internal and independent audits / assessments and report results to management.
  • Independently perform follow up audits to verify corrective action effectiveness.
  • Process, coordinates and maintains licenses and permits.
  • Manages, plans and maintains the QMS department budget.
  • Perform other works as required.


  • Education Level:  A degree in related business or management field or minimum 2 year experience in a quality control or quality assurance position.
  • Experience: Computer experience. Training experience. Ability to communicate in English/Spanish (read, speak and write) language.

Send resume and other relevant information by email to: [email protected]


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