Grants and Partnerships Specialist

Posted: November 28, 2022

Closing: December 16, 2022

Location: Hybrid
Compensation: £32,000- £38,000
Start date: Jan 2023
Frequency: Full time

About Eden Bio

Eden Bio is a cutting-edge biotech startup at the heart of the synthetic biology revolution happening right now in White City, west London. Proteins are essential across industries, from foods and nutraceuticals to industrial enzymes and therapeutics. Challenges producing these products can make them commercially inaccessible and Eden Bio breaks down this barrier. With our unique machine-learning platform to guide genetic engineering, we increase the protein production capabilities of microorganisms, enabling a range of new products and assisting the transition to animal-free protein products.

With approaching Net Zero targets and worsening global warming, the world needs to move away from animal products to reach a sustainable future. Eden Bio’s services revolutionise the microorganism fermentation process in support of this goal, using synthetic biology to ferment molecularly-identical animal products vats, just like how beer is brewed.

Job description

Eden Bio is looking for a driven and self-motivated individual who will lead on grant applications and partnerships. These projects will fall into two categories: 1) R&D projects to advance Eden Bio’s technical capabilities, 2) joint applications with academic partners to develop commercially-interesting synthetic biology products for a range of industries and purposes. You will work closely with both the machine learning and strain engineering teams, and report directly to Eden Bio’s COO.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identification of relevant and valuable grants and partnerships
  • Development of relationships with academics for the purpose of submitting co-applications
  • Grant application drafting, editing, submission and reviewer corrections
  • Liaising with grant funders following successful applications
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of funding competitions and success criteria
  • Liaising with the wider Eden Bio team to ensure potential grants fit with wider workflow

Essential Experience

  • Grant writing 
  • MSc or above in a STEM subject 
  • Communication of complex science
  • Networking with academics and research funders
  • Knowledge of yeast, fungal biology and protein expression
  • An interest in novel proteins and their applications across industries, including new biomaterials, food, cosmetics, industrial enzymes and therapeutics

Essential Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong storytelling capabilities
  • Stakeholder management
  • Time management

Eden Bio is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces inclusion and diversity. We offer a competitive salary, stock options, and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.


How to apply

Please email your resume (Word or PDF) and short cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and what you hope to gain from the role to: []. Be sure to highlight any relevant experience as well as your availability (when you can start).

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