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Lead Fermentation Scientist

Berkeley, CaliforniaFull-time
About the Job
About the Job:
Prime Roots is currently looking for a Lead Fermentation Scientist to join our team!

Prime Roots is developing the next generation of sustainable protein using fermentation. We grow filamentous fungi and use the whole organism as a high protein food and develop products around it. You will lead our efforts to optimize organism growth and to hit target nutrition levels as we scale up our production process. You will also have the opportunity to lead a growing team within the company.

Qualifications and Requirement:
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or another job-related discipline.
  • 7+ years industry experience.
  • 4+ years experience leading teams. 
  • Experience in scaling up fermentation processes.
  • Experience in aerobic fermentation.
  • Experience in batch and continuous process fermentation.
  • Working knowledge of filamentous fungi biology.
  • Knowledge of reactor and process design.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Managing budgets and being able to find creative solutions to problems that minimize cost and maximize efficiency and time. 
  • Helping oversee and provide invaluable input to the scientific teams.
  • Assist in developing high level scientific goals and communicating them team-wide.
  • Help lead and grow a fermentation process team and also be able to conduct experiments and benchwork.
  • Design experiments and execute them in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Work together with internal and external teams in scaling up and scaling down.
  • Researching and purchasing equipment.
  • Capture and analyze complete data from experiments and present finding.

Perks:
  • Medical, dental, vision among other great benefits.
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive salary and equity.
  • Collaborative working environment.
  • Paid vacation.
  • Food, of course!

Prime Roots is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusiveness. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Prime Roots:
Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) is a venture backed San Francisco Bay Area based food company that is mission and community driven. Prime Roots grows and uses a fungi superprotein to make delicious and ultra-sustainable food products. The work of the Prime Roots team has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Food and Wine, and more. 
About Prime Roots

Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) is a venture backed San Francisco Bay Area based food company that is mission and community driven. Prime Roots grows and uses a fungi superprotein to make delicious and ultra-sustainable food products. The work of the Prime Roots team has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Food and Wine, and more.