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Scientist – Strain Engineering: Geltor, San Leandro

At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. Geltor is looking for a SCIENTIST to join our Strain Engineering team in San Leandro, CA.
The ideal candidate will conduct research pertaining to strain engineering and protein expression for production of Geltor’s proprietary proteins. The scientist will make an immediate impact by designing experiments and interpreting data that influences the development of our high value products. This position will report to Director of Strain Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Set-up, design and perform experiments focused on molecular cloning, protein expression, and metabolic engineering
    • Improve upon existing expression systems using our current strain engineering approaches and develop new methodologies for protein expression in various microbes
    • Collect, analyze and present data to internal stakeholders, cross-functional teams and leadership.
    • Manage & mentor junior scientists.
    • Lead by example, champion Geltor, and uphold company values; motivate, and inspire team members to do the same.


    • PhD in Microbiology, Metabolic Engineering, Molecular Biology, or related engineering or life science discipline with 2+ experience OR Masters degree with 5+ years experience
    • Strong understanding of molecular biology and genetics in one or more prokaryotic or eukaryotic hosts
    • Able to work independently to troubleshoot experiments and develop new methodologies
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and complete high-quality projects amidst tight timelines and competing deadlines
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to discuss complex technical concepts with a variety of audiences
    • Experience mentoring or managing scientists or research associates
    • A positive, open, and intellectually curious team player who embraces the challenges and excitement of an entrepreneurial business
    • Prior experience with NGS variant profiling analysis pipelines and data analysis tools are highly desirable.
About Geltor
Geltor designs high-performance, sustainable ingredients for consumer product companies by combining computation, biology and materials science. Our first products are collagen proteins optimized for cosmetics and personal care applications and produced through a proprietary animal-free fermentation process. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Geltor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Anissa Cooke

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