ZymoChem is seeking a highly motivated Scientist / Senior Scientist to immediately join and contribute to our company’s R&D efforts focused on metabolic engineering. Primary responsibilities for this position will include  the development of expression systems tailored for non-model organisms; and  the design and execution of metabolic engineering workflows for characterizing & optimizing biosynthetic pathways.
This Scientist position requires an entrepreneurial-level initiative, the ability to demonstrate scientific leadership, and the capability to prioritize & efficiently multi-task on a daily basis. An adept ability to effectively communicate and work with a team in a fast-paced environment is crucial, and the desire & skills to manage other researchers are also prerequisites.
This position is for a full-time appointment with benefits including medical, dental, and vision.
PhD in chemical engineering, bioengineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline; previous work in an industrial setting or startup environment is preferred
Extensive experience with building, testing, and optimizing metabolic pathways for the production of chemicals
Proven expertise with engineering non-model organisms is strongly preferred
Experience in using state-of-the-art –omics methodologies for strain characterization & engineering
Experience with bench-scale fermentations, media formulation development, and routine analytic techniques such as HPLC
Other Relevant Qualifications
Technical experiences and in-depth knowledge with the following:
State-of-the-art genome engineering & strain construction techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 and homologous recombination
Experience with successfully developing DNA transformation work flows for non-model organisms
Operation of lab-scale controlled bioreactors and high cell density fed-batch fermentations
–Omics techniques for the characterization of metabolic pathways
Other desired qualities & experiences include:
Track record of supervising other scientists and/or research associates
Experience with writing successful grant proposals
Relevant publication record and achievements
If this position aligns with your career aspirations, please apply using the form below. Alternatively, you can email your resume/CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “Application for Metabolic Engineering Scientist” in the subject line of the email.
ZymoChem is an equal opportunity employer.