Scientist Internship (non-paid) at GALY
Berkeley, CA, US / San Francisco, CA, US

About GALY

GALY is an early stage startup company. We are engineering cotton in labs, rather than farming. Currently, it’s spent 20,000 liters of water per 1 kg of cotton produced and 16% of all the pesticides in the planet are used for cotton production, so we believe there is a better way.

We want to do for textiles the same as Memphis Meat and Impossible Foods are doing for meat.

We are developing a way to grow cotton by the multiplication of its cells directly into the cotton fiber (cutting all the steps of traditional cotton plantation). We believe this is a more sustainable, faster and cost-effective way of doing it.

With 60% of the cotton market currently consumed by the textiles industry this is our first market target, but we may have different markets to explore.

Currently in stealth mode and recently backed by lead biotech investors, GALY has the vision of transforming our currently industry, so please get in touch if you are interested!

 

The Role

This is an opportunity to work with members of our founding team and advisors while gaining exposure to new technologies, big challenges, creating something from scratch, being part of the beginning of a startup and proving that your technical background can make a huge difference on the planet. We want a role that will pay your bills, but it’s also fulfilling for you.

During your job, you will be asked to focus on different areas of the industry by researching and developing different hypothesis regarding biomaterials production, included but not limited to plant tissue culture, cells multiplication, production in bioreactors, and others.

Candidates will work closely with the founding team in a fast-paced environment to structure the research project, collect all the data and make any changes if needed. This role requires someone who can work independently and achieve great results in short periods of time.



Qualifications

Part-time availability for Scientist internship (non-paid) position, average of at least 10 hours a week, possibility for independent study or other academic credit;

Expertise: biotechnology, bioengineering, biochemistry or related areas;

Demonstrated passion for biotech, such as prior work in the industry or academic work towards obtaining an advanced degree in the field;

Exceptional communication skills, including proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint;

Self-starter, who is independently motivated to drive a project forward without significant oversight;

Prior plant tissue culture experience is a plus.