MycoWorks is seeking a hard working person to support experimental processes within our sterile production line(s) and our fine mycelium finishing lab. This position is responsible for executing R&D SOPs related to fermentation, dyeing, tanning, mechanical testing, and general post-processing of MycoWorks mycelium leather.
Science or engineering bachelor’s degree from a top rated school
Experience on a laboratory-scale production line, R&D specific a major plus
A proven history of executing biotech SOPs
Demonstrated experience within laboratory work, laboratory protocols, and experimental science
At least 5 years of experience working in a clean room
Extraordinary communication skills
Comfortable with a high level of autonomy
Must be able to follow cleanroom and safety practices
Must demonstrate a data-driven approach to process development
Knowledge of fermentation and/or mycology a plus
Proficiency in basic chemistry
Thorough understanding of concentrations, DWG, rule of mixtures, etc.
Ability to run CNC tools and systems (such as Instron Tensile Tester)
Able to work on your feet for 4-5 hours a day, and able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly.
Essential Functions / Standards of Performance
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, Inc. team members.
Execute experiments in the clean room pertaining to highly repetitive and yet precisely varied SOPs
Perform harvest and data processing operations on fermented materials
Perform basic wet chemistry processes
Perform gravimetric and mechanical property measurements on test materials and samples that you prepare
Dye and finish various materials
Follow all safety policies and procedures
Communicate openly and freely to line leader or supervisor on a timely basis
Maintain workplace professionalism
Commute to facilities in SF and Emeryville on a daily basis
Compensation and Benefits
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
401(K) retirement plan
Competitive salary and equity commensurate with an entry-level position
MycoWorks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.