Scientist, Strain Engineering

Clara Foods

As a Scientist in the Strain Engineering team, you will develop novel synthetic biology solutions. You will be designing, building and testing better genetic circuits for driving animal protein production by Clara’s yeast platform. You will be interfacing with Clara’s HTP screening team to test out designs as well as performing your own expression experiments.

Reports To: Senior Scientist

Skills and Experience:

- Ph.D. in molecular biology, bio-engineering or similar program with 0 to 2 years’ industrial work experience, OR B.S. with 3 to 5 years’ experience

- Strong expertise in standard synthetic biology techniques such as RE digestion and ligations, agarose gel analysis, PCR, Gibson cloning, and bacterial and yeast transformation

- Expression testing using PAGE analysis and/or LabChip

- Experienced working with robotics systems such as QPix, Biomek FX

- Self-starter with strong organizational, analytical, and general communication skills.

- Comfortable working within a small, collaborative team, passionate about changing the world of food

- Must be authorized to work in the U.S. for Clara Foods

Role and responsibilities

As a key member of the Strain Engineering team, you will:

- Plan, design, and execute DNA construction strategies

- Contribute to HTP screening program using Qpix and Biomek FX robots

- Work alongside creative, innovative scientists

- Present results in team meetings

- Document results and report to team members

What Clara can offer:

- Generous benefits package; medical, dental, vision and life insurance, One Medical membership, 401k, HSA and FSA accounts, commuter benefits,pet insurance, and more

- Unlimited PTO and 10 paid holidays per year

- Located in one of the top office buildings for biotech in South San Francisco

- Free access to fitness center onsite, and 2 complimentary yoga classes per week

- Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, local coffee, and tea

- Weekly happy hours with fun themes and quarterly company outings

- Monthly all-hands meetings; 1:1 time with CEO and leadership team

Sounds interesting?