Associate Scientist, Protein Sciences

Posted: December 20, 2021

Closing: February 28, 2022

Balletic Foods is looking for an experienced Protein Scientist to join our R&D team in a fast-paced start-up work environment.

About Us
Balletic Foods is a California based company working towards a sustainable food system by combining science and technology to create new sources of animal-free protein. If you are passionate about using biotechnology to build sustainable new sources of protein, join our team of scientists and entrepreneurs to change the world’s food system.


  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Motivated and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Highly effective at planning and problem-solving
  • Paying great attention to detail, safety, and good laboratory practice
  • Taking ownership, prioritize responsibilities, able to multitask
  • Experience developing and optimizing protein expression and purification processes


  • Assist in production of heterologous recombinant protein from microbial host strains at various scales
  • Assay development for high-throughput (HTP) protein expression screening using protein analytical techniques
  • Development of purification and quantification methods for extracellular and intracellular microbial-derived proteins
  • Collaborate and work closely with other members of R&D team to optimize batch production
  • Work in a dynamic environment with changing and evolving specifications and requirements


  • Ph.D. or Masters (with 3+ years of relevant industry experience) in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related fields
  • Hands-on experience with HTP protein expression screening and protein purification methods
  • Knowledge and understanding of bio-based protein production processes
  • Experience with automation and robotics a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of protein chemistry and functionalization
  • Good time management, organizational, and problem solving skills

How to apply

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