Research Scientist, Mycology & Genomics: Emeryville, CA

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Research Scientist, Mycology & Genomics: Emeryville, CA

MycoWorks is the biotechnology company that produces Reishi™, a Fine Mycelium™  option for leather that is neither animal nor plastic. We are currently shipping product to brand partners in fashion, and we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to create a platform for the highest quality materials using Fine Mycelium™, and our vision is to grow the future of materials.  As a team, we are data-driven in our commitment to quality, and our relationships with our customers and one another are built on our core values of respect, empowerment, innovation, interconnection and accountability.

MycoWorks is committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender-expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

MycoWorks is seeking an experienced researcher for fungal strain development in the Fine Mycelium Research & Development (FMR&D) group. The successful candidate will lead efforts for strain procurement, potential strain evolution and/or engineering, culture collection maintenance, and evaluation of strain performance in our innovative biomaterial growth processes. We are looking for someone to  develop high-throughput strain screening and characterization methods, with an eye to identifying attributes predictive of high performance in robust, scalable processes.  The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to greatly influence and impact the strain development efforts.

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