Lead Biologist, R and D
Position description Job SummaryMycoworks is seeking a biologist that is experienced in genetics, genomics, and mycology to support the Research and Development team immediately. Required Job Requirements :Bachelors degree in microbiology, cellular biology, mycology, or genetic engineering from a top university (4:year program); masters degree in mycology and/or mycological ability is ideal.:5:10 yrs background working with cultures and tissue samples in a clean room environment, and for the purpose of genetic engineering and/or genomics:Demonstrated project background in genetic manipulation (fungal preferred; plant and bacteria also of interest):Expert in DNA extraction and sequencing, especially of fungi:Background in identifying genetic primers in fungal organisms and their association to morphological expression:Background in associating genes to morphological expression, especially in fungal organisms:Understanding of genetic drift and how to identify genetic variation versus mutation Critical functions The functions and duties described below may not be the only requirements of the position. It will be necessary to follow other instructions and perform other duties as required by MycoWorks teammates. :Own processes for genetic identification of current and future strains and species:Support the development of IP related to strain biology, genetics, genomics, etc.:Support the development of proprietary strains:Conduct multiple and parallel trials to achieve: :Reliable and repeatable spawn development:Higher mycelial yield:Optimized biological efficiency:Controllable growth rate:Uniform mycelium expressions:Optimization of spawn media, substrate, and training environment:Employ a data:driven approach to R and D:This position reports to the Director of R and D Compensation and Benefits :Competitive compensation and equity packages:Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits:401(K) retirement program:Flexible and generous vacation policy Mycoworks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Company DescriptionMycoWorks is a biotechnology company that makes fine leathers from mycelium (mushroom) for applications in luxury fashion, footwear, and beyond. We are currently shipping product, and we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to impact the world with new materials that have superior performance to animal leathers and plastic. Our products currently match or exceed animal leathers in their performance, so we are embarking on an aggressive scale:up plan to meet extraordinary customer demand while also continuously innovating to create new materials and methods of manufacturing. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. You must be excited by delivering amazing product to customers, a fast:paced and ever:evolving workplace atmosphere, advanced manufacturing, and revolutionizing the fashion, apparel, and luxury industries through environmentally sustainable processes and products. MycoWorks is committed to building a diverse team and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, formerly incarcerated, and LGBQT applicants are strongly encouraged .
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