Strain Engineer



Île-de-France, France · France
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Strain Engineer

Type of contract
Ingredient Production
Contract duration
Ideal Starting Date
Position's status
1 more property
A few words about us! Nutropy develops the next generation of dairy products. Nutropy is a Venture-Backed French company that develops an animal-free plug & play milk replacement for large scale dairy applications through our precision fermentation technology. We produce milk proteins and fatty acids identical to those produced by cows to enable the production of cheeses that taste as good as conventional cheese but are more sustainable, healthier and better for the animals. 🌐 Linkedin

📑 Job description

At Nutropy, your job will consist in:
Design, plan, execute and analyze different experiences in the strain engineering pipeline hand-in-hand with your supervisors and colleagues, working both autonomously and in collaboration
Develop and optimize different microbial strains for recombinant protein and molecule production
Identify bottlenecks and re-design organisms accordingly
Perform fermentation experiments at lab scale and conduct product characterization
Manage a rigorous lab notebook, write SOPs and maintain logs of strain banks
Prepare and present results with statistical analyses, conclusions and technical recommendations to your supervisors and the team
Contribute to IP generation
Collaborate with the different departments
Perform literature searches when necessary
Maintain microbiology and analytical equipment as well as laboratory inventory, consumables and solutions
Undertake any other activies as needed by the business

🛠️ Skills we are looking for

Education & Experience:
Degree in microbiology, synthetic biology, biological engineering or related disciplines (masters with 1-2 years of experience)
Metabolic and genetic engineering expertise
Experience in recombinant protein expression, post-translational modifications and/or protein biochemistry a plus
Experience working with strains for commercial use a plus
Experience working with high throughput systems a plus
Experience in bioinformatics a plus
Speak English professionally, ideally speak some French
Independant, well organized and proactive
Precise and capable of prioritising tasks
Problem-solver and agilist
Strong communicator
Interest in alternative proteins
Positive and benevolent outlook
Motivated to work in a dynamic start-up environment
Strong desire to join a company that is positively changing our food system and planet

💪 What we offer

When you come to work at Nutropy, your day-to-day is directly responsible for improving the quality of our products. Your role will be pivotal in bringing animal-free dairy to consumers worldwide, positively impacting our food system and planet. In return, here is what we can offer you:
A supportive workplace
A stimulating, fast-paced multi-cultural environment
Salary and benefits
Opportunities to learn and progress professionally

🗯️ Interviewing process

We will organize 3-4 interview rounds with the CSO and other team members including reference checks.
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As an equal opportunity employer, Nutropy welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or social origin, disability, religion or belief. Under its equal opportunities policy, Nutropy is aiming to achieve gender parity in staff employed at all levels in the Organisation. At the time of appointment, preference between suitable candidates shall be given to the candidate of the gender which is under-represented in the relevant grades within the category to which the vacancy belongs. During the different stages of the recruitment procedure, specific measures shall be taken to facilitate access for candidates with disabilities.