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. 

Essential functions

  • Manage mycology team member who executes, analyzes and reports on optimization of liquid fermentation bench top fermentation
  • Work in close collaboration with the upstream team and leads strategic initiatives to drive mycelium culture collection and implementation
  • Lead in developing for installation, operation and cleaning procedure for bench top and large scale fermentation
  • Engage with our Quality and Operations team in developing processes that meet all the cleanliness and contamination free conditions for small as well as large scale
  • Lead key partnerships with external labs, technical partners and other partners for mycelium fermentation development
  • Support glycerol vials preservation and other long-term preservation methods for mycelium strains
  • Help drive company vision and initiatives within FMRD development group
  • Support further development of FMRD function within the company 

Preferred areas of specialization

  • Experience with solid-state fermentation will be a big plus
  • Prior fungal fermentation experience for scale-up is desired

Essential functions

  • Manage mycology team member who executes, analyzes and reports on optimization of liquid fermentation bench top fermentation
  • Work in close collaboration with the upstream team and leads strategic initiatives to drive mycelium culture collection and implementation
  • Lead in developing for installation, operation and cleaning procedure for bench top and large scale fermentation
  • Engage with our Quality and Operations team in developing processes that meet all the cleanliness and contamination free conditions for small as well as large scale
  • Lead key partnerships with external labs, technical partners and other partners for mycelium fermentation development
  • Support glycerol vials preservation and other long-term preservation methods for mycelium strains
  • Help drive company vision and initiatives within FMRD development group
  • Support further development of FMRD function within the company 

Required qualifications

  • BS with 10+ years, M.S. with 2-4+ years or Ph. D. with experience in biochemical engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, or a related field, or a comparable combination of experience and training
  • Prior experience of operating benchtop and large scale fermenter
  • Prior extensive experience in mycology scale-up processes in liquid fermentation is required
  • Extensive experience with data analysis and managing parallel experimental streams is a must 

 

The functions described above may not be the only requirements of the position. Other responsibilities may be necessary, as required by MycoWorks team members.

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