I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”                                                 
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Lawrence Bossidy 

  • We are growing and are always on the lookout for qualified and committed individuals who can bring applicable experience and skills to our organization. 
  • Our goal is to create a dynamic and diverse organization ready to be the leader in our industry.
  • Join usto help realize the full potential of microalgae.

Lyxia Corporation and Xiaozao Tech are equal opportunity employers.  As a multinational company we depend on the varied background and experience of our diverse, international workforce.  Should you be qualified for one of the openings posted below, we look forward to hearing from you.

Xiaozao Tech research and process development positions are located at our R&D Headquarters in Shenzhen, China.  Guangxi Agriculture manufacturing, engineering, aquaculture, packaging and QA/QC positions are located at our production site in Fangchenggang, China on the South China Sea.  Positions listed under Lyxia Corporation are field positions as noted.

We offer a generous compensation package including competitive salary commensurate with experience; performance-based bonus; medical, dental, and life insurance; 401(k) plan; paid vacation time; and childcare benefits.

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Job Openings

  • Sales Admin

    Job Description:

      Lyxia Corp | Xiaozao Tech is a young biotechnology company focused on commercial scale cultivation of microalgae and downstream extraction of molecules of interest. We are greening the planet and creating new and advanced options for human and animal nutrition. We grow microalgae and extract eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – an Omega-3 nutrient most commonly found in fish oil supplements. Our EPA is cleaner, more concentrated and more biologically beneficial than EPA from fish oil. We currently have locations in the United States and China and are now expanding to southwestern Europe.

      We are looking to fill the role of Sales and Marketing Associate. This individual will support our sales team and work in our Culver City office. The ideal candidate for this role is a demonstrated self-starter and capable of handling many time sensitive tasks concurrently. You must be detail oriented, fluent in English (Chinese is a plus), and committed to achieving your objectives.

    Responsibilities

    1. Reviewing incoming customer / product inquiries and responding in a timely fashion
    2. Receiving incoming shipments of biological products and storing them properly
    3. Managing inventory of stock on hand considering shelf-life and quantity
    4. Preparing and shipping products and samples as required
    5. Identifying and proposing potential systems and process improvements
    6. Maintaining office records
    7. Handling of other related duties as required


    Education & Experience

    1. Currently earning or holding a bachelor’s degree (business or life sciences preferred)
    2. Work experience in office or retail management


    Competencies

    1. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
    2. Effective composition with command of communications and grammar
    3. Familiarity and proficiency with office equipment (computers, printers, routers, etc.)
    4. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Primarily Word, Excel and PowerPoint) -graphics software proficiency (brochure, newsletter, etc.) a plus
    5. Strong work ethic and a passion for working through challenging projects
    6. Ability to operate independently with proper training
    7. Critical thinking and problem-solving acumen

    And have
    1. Interest in opportunities for growth and advancement within our company
    2. A California Driver’s License
    3. Ability to lift 50 lbs


    Lyxia | Xiaozao Tech is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing challenging and rewarding career opportunities for motivated professionals. You will work with a team of passionate scientists, engineers and support personnel that are excited to contribute to a better tomorrow for each other, our families and our planet. To learn more about us, visit our website.
  • Algae Scientist

    We are hiring an algae industry veteran with extensive experience in designing and building algae cultivation systems such as open raceway ponds with paddle wheel, raceway ponds with pump system, flat panel photobioreactors, and airlift column photobioreactors, etc.



    Responsibilities Include:

    1. Design and build algal cultivation systems which provide a optimal culture conditions.
    2. Simulate the growth and productivity under different climate and environmental conditions.
    3. Analyze resultant production cost and energy efficiency.
    4. Implement sensing and smart actuation to monitor and optimize system performance and generate a database to collect analyze growth data associated with various system designs.
    5. Optimize controllable parameters to achieve enhanced growth rates and yields.
    6. Establish standard operating procedures on optimized designs.

    Qualifications / Requirements:

    1. B.S, M.S or Ph.D in Mechanic Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or any field related to algae cultivation or industrial aquaculture.
    2. At least five years of industry experience, including cost statistics, process design, and data analysis.
    3. Ability to lead the engineering team to construct culture systems from lab scale to large scale.
    4. Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    5. Competence with simulation software such as CFD, Aspen etc. and design software.
  • Lead Oleachemist

    Position Description

      Lead Process Engineer for Oleochemistry – Shenzhen Qianhai Xiaozao Technology Co., Ltd is looking for an experienced, innovative and passion-driven process engineer to lead the (operation) development, optimization, and scale up of our downstream process to commercially produce valuable specialty omega-3 lipids from marine microalgae for food and nutraceutical application.

      Duties would include, but are not limited to, development of novel processes and optimization of existing processes to effectively extract, purify, and formulate specialty lipid products for human nutrition, personal care, and active pharmaceutical intermediate applications while managing cost and achieving quality and safety standards.

    Principal Accountabilities

      Work with the current team of downstream production to develop and improve process including lipid extraction, purification, solvent recovery and formulation for the Company’s microalgal omega-3 product line.
    1. Cooperate with the current team of downstream R&D to design and execute process R&D plans so as to further implement newly developed and improved processes.
    2. Develop and update the current standard operating procedures and manage training of engineer and workers for newly updated SOPs to ensure efficient operations.
    3. Ensure downstream processes and operations comply with EHS and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) regulations. Coordinate with QA dept to facilitate the system establishment including BRC, Kosher, Halal, NSF, cGMP, etc.
    4. Investigate, design, and manage process economics.
    5. Accountable for department budget expenses and usage to remain within budget.


    Required Qualifications

    1. Masters or PhD in chemical engineering or degree in comparable area.
    2. 8+ years’ experience in oleochemical processing, purification, and formulation, or comparable experience.
    3. 5+ project management or equivalent experience.
    4. Able to develop and maintain good working relationships with peers, subordinates, and superiors.
    5. Able to develop and build effective teams.
    6. Able to appropriately set priorities.
    7. Experience with work safety, environment, health and food safety issues.
    8. Routine physical activity including standing, walking, typing, climbing, lifting, light outside work and occasional confined spaces.
    9. Ability and willingness to work for extended periods at Lyxia’s operation in Guangxi, China as needed.


    Preferred Qualifications

    1. English, preferably Chinese or Portuguese


    Location

      Fangchenggang, Guangxi/Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (Near Term, until end of 2020) Lisbon/Sines, Portugal (2 yrs later)


    Schedule

      Full-time

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