Strain Developer

Posted: May 25, 2021

Balletic Foods is seeking a motivated scientist to lead our Strain Engineering team. The ideal candidate will be curious, open-minded, motivated, detail-oriented, organized & a team player with a proactive approach to research & development.

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 animal-free protein, join our team of scientists and entrepreneurs to change the world’s food system.

You are

  • A self-starter with excellent organizational & communication skills
  • Motivated and able to work under tight deadlines - Passionate about changing the world's food system
  • Highly effective at planning and problem-solving
  • Paying great attention to detail, safety, and good laboratory practice
  • Taking ownership, prioritize responsibilities, able to multitask


  • Developing and implementing techniques for recombinant protein production
  • Transforming microbial strains and generating/testing novel strains for high-level protein expression
  • Develop goals & timelines and adapt in our fast-paced environment
  • Development of high-throughput methodologies for protein expression screening


  • Ph.D. in genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, microbial genetics or a related field
  • At least 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience and expertise with protein engineering and recombinant protein expression, preferably in yeast is a plus
  • Experience testing and optimizing recombinant protein expression in microbial hosts is a plus
  • Strong understanding of molecular biology and genetics in prokaryotic or eukaryotic hosts
  • Molecular biology skills, and demonstrated experience in microbial host engineering is a plus

How to apply

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