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.”                                                 

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.

Your curriculum vitae and inquiries may be directed to hr@lyxia.com

See also our job post on Linkedin and ResearchGate

Job Openings

  • Marketing Director

    Position Overview:

    Lyxia is a biotechnology company backed by Shenzhen Qianhai Xiaozao Technology Co,, Ltd (XIAOZAO), a well-funded, pre-commercial stage biotechnology company that is dedicated to the sustainable development, production and commercialization of speciality ingredients derived from natural microalgae. Our portfolio includes unique nutritional, personal care, and pharmaceutical intermediate products produced from both phototrophic and heterotrophic algae. We are seeking a high-energy, experienced marketing professional from the nutraceutical, food, cosmetics, or pharmaceutical industries to join our international team headquartered in Shenzhen China to lead our global marketing efforts in the commercialization of these novel products.

    Location: Shenzhen, China and Los Angeles, USA, mostly flexible


    As the Marketing Director, you will be responsible for developing and implementing both global and regional B2B programs to effectively market our innovative ingredient and value-added products. You will develop and lead branding initiatives to highlight the unique benefits of our products, develop and execute traditional, digital, and social-network communication efforts to maximize product awareness in downstream stakeholders, develop and implement price positioning strategies that would target key market segments to optimize market penetration and profitability, and support senior management in strategic partnership discussions. Working with our technical team and senior management, key tasks for the incumbent may include but not be limited to the development and execution of a B2B branding and marketing strategy for our specialty ingredient products, pricing, corporate communication, trade-shows, development of collateral such as web-site, brochures, and videos, social network tactics to drive B2B demand for our products, and serving as the voice of our customers to help guide product development.

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s and Master’s in Marketing, Business Administration, or a related field.
    • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience and a proven track record of success in specialty ingredient marketing.
    • Willing to stay in Shenzhen China to work with the senior management and product development teams. to develop marketing strategy for the brand and product.
    • Exceptional knowledge of B2B marketing strategies, concepts and practices.
    • Confident, driven, entrepreneurial and high-energy team player with a demonstrated ability in working with senior management, product development, and quality teams to execute business plans.
    • Strong analytical skills that can translate complex and/or incomplete market data into actionable strategies to effectively support product and market development decision-making and resource allocation.
    • Demonstrated skills in traditional, web, social network communication channels.
    • Demonstrated project management competency.
    • Effective time management, organization and leadership skills.
    • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Position reference number: SHENZHEN_2018_CN
  • Algae Systems Engineer

    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.
  • Senior Chemist

    We are hiring a senior chemical scientist with at least 10 years of experience in downstream processing for lipid and oil chemistry. Our product development centers around the science of algal oils and this position requires a deep knowledge and understanding in the field of oleo chemistry.

    Responsibilities Include:

    1. Collaborating in the design and execution of experiments and studies centered around increasing yield and quality of algal extracts.
    2. Applying and building knowledge on natural, biological products including algae powder, defatted algae, algal oil, and related compounds to support research goals.
    3. Building a database of measured and monitored parameters, analyzing this data and drawing conclusions based on comparative analysis of varied approaches.
    4. Optimizing the downstream process to achieve improved production with higher efficiency and yield with lower cost.

    Qualifications / Requirements:

    1. B.S, M.S, or Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related field.
    2. Minimum of 8 years of experience in oleo chemistry.
    3. Confident, driven, entrepreneurial and high-energy team worker with a demonstrated ability in working with senior management, product development, and quality teams to execute business plans.
    4. Exceptional ability in critical thinking, creativity and conceiving of innovative new idea.
    5. Highly self-disciplined in study of emerging developments, scientific literature and symposia.
    6. Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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