Process Associate I-II, Fermentation Engineering

Posted: November 1, 2021

Closing: January 29, 2022

Process Associate I-II, Fermentation Engineering

Clara Foods DBA as The EVERY Company is looking for a Process Associate who is passionate about changing the food space to join the Fermentation Engineering team. As a Process Associate, you will help implement novel upstream processes to improve recombinant protein production rate, titer, yield and purity. You will primarily be running bioreactors and gathering data to evaluate and optimize key fermentation process parameters. The ideal candidate has strong organization and communication skills and is comfortable working within a small, collaborative team.

Reports to: Fermentation Manager

Location: South San Francisco

FLSA status: Exempt, Full-Time

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Routine set up, operation, and take down of bioreactors
  • Collaborate on experimental design of fermentation experiments
  • Record and manage fermentation data in our laboratory database
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process issues and implement corrective actions
  • Apply creative problem solving to improve laboratory operations 
  • Perform data analysis to understand the tradeoffs between process parameters and key performance indicators
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with internal teams


  • B.S. in biology, microbiology, chemical engineering, or related field

  • 1-4 years of fermentation or microbial cell culture laboratory experience 

  • Familiarity with aseptic technique and microbiology lab equipment including biosafety cabinets, incubators, autoclaves, and plate readers

  • Technical knowledge of fermentation processes preferred

  • Experience with handling bioreactors from 250mL - 5L 

  • Experience with design of experiment, statistical analysis, and modeling preferred

  • Familiarity with data management and visualization with SQL and Tableau is a plus 

  • Availability to work occasional weekend shifts

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for Clara Foods DBA as The EVERY Company

What Clara Foods DBA as The EVERY Company can offer:

  • Generous benefits package; medical, dental, vision, 401k, commuter benefits, free parking, life insurance, and more
  • Unlimited paid time off and 10 paid company holidays per year
  • Free gym and yoga classes onsite
  • Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, local coffees, and teas
  • Weekly happy hours and quarterly company outings
  • Monthly all-hands meetings and 1:1 with CEO and leadership

About Clara Foods DBA as The EVERY Company
Clara Foods DBA as The EVERY Company is a Bay Area venture capital-backed company working towards a disruptive advance in food technology by producing animal proteins without the animal using fermentation. We join a new generation of entrepreneurs, activists and scientists who recognize that the decades-old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of 7 billion people and counting - and that technology may hold a solution. As much as the growing market demands for animal protein production exert pressure on food producers to improve their efficiencies and outputs, there is also growing public distaste for the environmental, animal welfare, and health compromises of industrial-scale animal agriculture. 

Clara Foods DBA as The EVERY Company aims to subvert this moral and economic deadlock by taking the animal out of the equation. We’re bringing products to the table that are produced completely animal-free, use less land and water inputs, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of animal proteins.

Clara Foods DBA as The EVERY Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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