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Everything Seaweed (EvSe) is seeking an enthusiastic and forward-looking biochemist or analytical chemist to play a significant role as manager of our new laboratory, overseeing R & D initiatives. The role will be a mix of practical, hands-on laboratory activities and, as the company grows, supervisory. This is an opportunity for someone to get in at the ground stage of a high growth potential company in a high growth market. 

Nov 1 start date, conditional on funding. 




R & D Team Leader

About the Company

Everything Seaweed is a startup based in Maine preparing to contribute to the mitigation of petrochemical reliance and plastics waste by bioengineering a new, superabsorbent, biodegradable material made from seaweed cellulose nanofibers (CNFs). Based on two patented processes, EvSe’s first-of-its-kind zero-waste biorefinery will process several seaweed species for a wide range of secondary products, including alginate and carrageenan for the food additives market. Our primary products will replace synthetic fossil-fuel-based polymers in personal care, paper coatings (replacing PFAS) and drug release systems.


Within five years, Everything Seaweed expects to grow into a company employing about 39 highly skilled engineers, scientists and others. The company’s operations will span global seaweed sourcing, Maine-based manufacturing, product development and sales.



Supervise lab personnel, including students and technicians.


Lead research grant efforts, serving as principal investigator. Opportunities for publication.

product development

Lead all company process- and product-development programs


Communicate within all levels of the company and with external institutions, service providers and potential customers.


-   PhD or equivalent in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or a similar field. Will consider MS with industry experience. 
-    5+ years analytical lab work with a clear understanding of relevant laboratory analytical methods.

-    3+ experience supervisory experience.


-    Research and publication in a relevant field.
-    Previous pilot plant experience in a relevant field.
-    Experience with data interpretation and statistical analysis.


Desired Skills
-    Excellent analytical and critical thinking. 
-    Clear communication both writing and speaking.
-    Project management, including defining tasks, work breakdown structure ability, planning, creation of timetables, and tracking.
-    Ability to manage competing priorities.
-    Team building.


Other Necessaries
-    Must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
-    Driver’s license.
-    Some travel may be required.


Salary and Benefits
-    Annual salary $90,000 - $120,000 depending on experience.
-    Health care package
-    Annual leave 20 days excluding national holidays.


Hours of Work
-    8 hours per day, 5 days per week (40 hours/week).
-    Monday to Friday with occasional weekends.


How to Apply
-    Send an email to Jessica Chalmers 
-    Attach cv/resume and cover letter


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