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Scientist (Life Science)

Melonfrost

ABOUT


Melonfrost is hiring an experienced scientist with a background in microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or similar field, to head up the life sciences wing of our company. You will be responsible for designing and conducting experiments in our Evolution Reactor™. You will be the first person in the world to use a machine that is unlike anything that has ever been built to conduct experiments that are the first of their kind. You don’t get to write that sentence every day.

More broadly, you will be part of a very small team of people building this company from the ground up, helping guide the future of Melonfrost, and the future of how this revolutionary tech will be used to make the world a better place. We expect you to be agile and adaptable as our company grows and stretches, ready to take on unpredictable challenges and opportunities. One minute you might be mixing Luria Broth, and the next minute planning the company’s ten-year strategy. If none of that scares you off, you should apply.

You will:

  • Work with the CEO and the engineers to advance and improve our technology
  • Design and conduct experiments on our Evolution Reactor™
  • Research and develop future applications (therapeutics, alternative proteins, biomaterials, biofuels)
  • Contribute to the design of future iterations of the Evolution Reactor™
  • Manage the lab

Again, this is an early stage start-up that is growing quickly, and we all need to be prepared to wear many hats.

Benefits/Compensation:

Competitive salary and benefits package comparable to similar roles in a seed-stage start-up.

ABOUT you


Minimum experience:

PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or similar field 2+ years of laboratory experience working with microorganisms

Desired experience:

  • 1+ years of postdoc experience
  • Publications in microbiology, biochemistry, or similar
  • Experience running one’s own laboratory
  • Experience working directly with yeast
  • Experience working with bioreactors
  • Experience with spectroscopy
  • Experimental evolution
  • Grant writing

Desired skills:

  • Statistics and/or bioinformatics
  • Deep understanding of life cycle and biochemistry of yeast and other microbes
  • Ability to read papers across a wide variety of biological fields
  • Creativity in designing experiments
  • Ingenuity in applying scientific theory to practical applications
  • Mathematical modeling in biology
  • Chemometric modeling
Current Bounty
USD
$10,000

Posted: 56 days ago

Average response time:

1-2 days

BASICS


  • SALARY

    Competitive for job function + geographical location.

  • LOCATION

    Brooklyn, NY, US

  • VISA

    Not offered

  • EXPERIENCE (YRS)

    2+

  • BASIS

    FT

PROFILE


  • WEBSITE

    melonfrost.com
  • ORIGIN

    Brooklyn, NY, United States

  • TIME ZONE

    America/New_York

  • SIZE

    1-10

DESCRIPTION

A better way to make organisms better.

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