Senior Scientist, Genomics

Clara Foods

As a Senior Scientist in the Strain Engineering team, you will apply cutting edge Omics tools to provide insights into Clara’s strains and bioprocesses. You will also work with the Strain and Process teams in areas such as Cell Bank production and QA/QC of strains, and strain identification and genotyping.

Reports To: VP, Technology

Skills and Experience:

- Ph.D. in molecular biology, bio-engineering or similar program with 5 to 8 years’ industrial work experience, OR B.S. with 10 to 15 years’ experience

- Strong expertise in NGS workflows and Omics data analysis

- Strong expertise in using standard DNA-based techniques for genotyping and identifying strains

- Skilled at using and maintaining databases

- Experience with basic microbiology is a strong plus

- 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 genome and transcriptome analyses using NGS tools

- Microbial cell bank generation and QA/QC

- Strain identification using genomic DNA markers

- Work alongside creative, innovative scientists

- Maintain Strain database using Benchling

- 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 onsite fitness center 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?