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ZBiotics is a consumer health startup pioneering the category of genetically engineered probiotics. Our team of PhD scientists takes traditional probiotics and enhances them – giving them powerful new functionalities that improve human health and enrich daily life. We incorporate these new probiotics into our own branded products and sell them direct-to-consumer (DTC).
Our first product – the world’s first ever genetically engineered probiotic to go to market – breaks down acetaldehyde, an unwanted byproduct of alcohol. We launched this product in August 2019, and since then we’ve closed a Seed Round of funding and successfully developed product #2, which will launch within a year. We’re backed by Y Combinator (W18), Oyster Ventures, and Khosla Ventures.
This role is designed for growth and will report directly to the CEO (PhD scientist, Head of Product). Remote work is possible with the option to be on-site at our San Francisco laboratory location. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, we may consider contract-to-hire preferable to immediate employment. This role will have the opportunity to hire and manage an applied team over time.
The world’s first consumer GMO microbes are creating opportunities to innovate in food production processes. Help ZBiotics create new technologies with industry leading safety and quality.
What we’re looking for
This role requires a food safety expert that combines operational and analytical excellence with an understanding of consumer product design and regulation. Previous experience with managing quality compliance in beverage production and commercialization is essential.
The ideal candidate will be highly systematic and come with a firm executional understanding and passion for using scientific principles to deliver outcomes in a real product. They will have an interest in current affairs related to future food production and a desire to be an expert in regulatory and de facto requirements in the field. They will communicate well with a wide range of personalities in 3rd party contractors, developing close relationships and ensuring exceptional work.
Above all, they will be smart, motivated, and willing to learn. They will be thrilled by the detailed work required to produce dependable, high-quality designer food products and the opportunity to define quality control and analysis in the new category of genetically engineered probiotics.
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About our team
While this passion drives our work, we never forget that work is just one aspect of our lives. That’s why we prioritize building a healthy and inclusive culture where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day.
Read more about ZBiotics in the press: Forbes, TechCrunch, Food Navigator, Scientific Inquirer.
We provide attractive benefits, salary, and equity compensation, along with a flexible schedule and vacation policy.
INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO careers at zbiotics.com
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $90,000.00 per year
Work Location: Remote
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