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Senior Strain Engineer: Bondi Bioworks – Sydney, Australia

Bondi Bioworks applies advanced biological engineering to produce high-value Natural Products

Position Summary

We are an ambitious genetic engineering start-up seeking an outstanding candidate for the role of Senior Strain Engineer. As a highly-motivated individual, you will specialise in pathway design and metabolic engineering of novel cyanobacterial strains. You will tackle a range of challenges as an integral part of the new team, and demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and initiative. You will be adaptable, work well collaboratively, and be able to thrive in a start-up environment.


  • Work closely with the CTO and other Bondi team-members to establish the company’s strain engineering pipeline.
  • Design, construct, test, and optimise biosynthetic pathways using the latest metabolic engineering and synthetic biology tools.
  • Apply knowledge of cyanobacterial physiology, biochemistry, and metabolism to improve yields and productivity of engineered strains.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to implement experimental plans and achieve project goals.
  • Contribute to the company’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio and assist on preparation of patent applications.

Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Synthetic Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or closely-related area, with at least 2 years industrial/postdoctoral lab experience within metabolic engineering and biotechnology.
  • Expert in synthetic biology & microorganism design; hands-on experience with the latest genetic engineering tools, including multi-fragment DNA assembly, cloning, pathway assembly, and chromosomal manipulation essential.
  • Previous experience engineering cyanobacteria significantly advantageous.
  • Direct experience with automated strain engineering platforms advantageous.
  • Natural Product biosynthesis experience advantageous.

Salary package

Commensurate with experience.
Equity possibilities for outstanding candidates


Q1/Q2 2019

If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bondi.bio.

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