Microbial Genetic Engineer

Posted: December 20, 2021

Closing: February 28, 2022

Balletic Foods is looking for an experienced Microbiologist 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


  • Genetically engineer microbes using high-throughput combinatorial approach
  • Optimization of strains through genomic engineering
  • Assay development for high-throughput screening methods
  • Work on maximizing strain performance and enabling process scale up
  • Work in a dynamic environment with changing and evolving specifications and requirements
  • Play a key role in building an exciting and successful start-up company


  • PhD in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology or a related field with prior industry experience preferred
  • Hands-on experience with strain optimization using HTP methods (engineering yeast a plus)
  • High proficiency with HTP DNA cloning methods and data interpretation
  • Ability to design and build genetic systems and are up-to-date with current techniques (CRISPR/Cas, type IIs, directed evolution, etc)
  • Understanding of bio-engineering-based production processes and KPI’s
  • Experience with automation and robotics a plus
  • Bioinformatics skills a plus
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage challenging projects/workload

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please contact careers@balleticfoods.com.

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