Melt&Marble (meltandmarble.com) aims to boost the growth of the plant-based industry by providing it with the best and tastiest fats, for both consumers and the planet. We do this by using precision fermentation to produce animal fats without the animal. By engineering microbial metabolism, we can dictate the structure and properties of the fats that our microbes are producing, allowing us to mimic any fat structure, as well as create completely new and better fats.
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic research assistant to support our scientists in development of yeast cell factories for production of lipids. Successful applicants will be involved in strain construction, strain cultivation, metabolite analysis, as well as other laboratory support.
Our ideal candidate should have a track record in molecular biology/microbiology, exceptional organizational skills, and a passion for using science to solve tough challenges. The candidate should also be comfortable working in the dynamic environment of a start-up company, troubleshooting challenging projects, and meeting tight deadlines.
Occasionally, some activities may require working outside of standard working hours. The position may require travel within Sweden and abroad.
Responsibilities and tasks:
Construction of yeast strains
Evaluation of the growth, metabolic, physiological, and performance parameters of yeast strains
Maintenance of laboratory collections (strains, plasmids, genes, etc.)
Laboratory support: preparation of buffers, reagents, and media, etc.
Maintenance of detailed records of scientific experiments
Preparation of technical reports, protocols and presentations
Candidates should hold a Bsc or Msc degree in biotechnology, bioengineering, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering or a similar field
Minimum 6 months experience performing wet lab research in industry or academia
Good understanding of microbiology and molecular biology
Strong experience in the usage of molecular biology methods such as PCR and recombinant DNA cloning
Experience in working with microorganisms and using sterile techniques
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Right to work in Sweden (Swedish work permit/citizenship or EU citizenship/permanent residence permit)
Experience in construction and evaluation of yeast strains
Experience with metabolic engineering projects
Experience with analytics
Postgraduate work experience
An innovative interdisciplinary research environment where you can advance in your career
Unique opportunity to contribute to innovative projects that solve real world problems
Work in the lovely city of Gothenburg- Sweden’s second-largest city. Gothenburg is a seaside city that offers a great combination of city life and beautiful surrounding nature
Flexible work hours, competitive remuneration, generous vacation package, benefits
Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file and contain the following:
Cover letter- tell us about what excites you about this space and why you think that you’re a great fit for Melt&Marble
Publication list (if relevant)
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Research Assistant- Metabolic Engineering”
Application deadline: rolling. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.
If you have any questions about the position, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.