We’re Hiring!

C16 Biosciences uses microbial fermentation to convert sustainable carbon streams into lipids which match or beat the performance of palm oil. We’re looking for talented fermentation engineers, process engineers, and food scientists/cosmetic chemists to join us in using biology to disrupt one of the largest drivers of climate change.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Contact us: careers@c16bio.com.


VP of Molecular and Synthetic Biology

C16 seeks an outstanding scientist and technologist to lead synthetic biology R&D towards providing a sustainable solution to an urgent environmental problem.

The successful candidate will spearhead efforts to develop next-generation strains and oils which deliver value to our customers.  The candidate will command a substantial laboratory budget and have technical independence. The successful candidate will also participate in “rapid prototyping” of end product formulations, and gain exposure to venture capital financing and entrepreneurial science.
Minimum requirements:

  • PhD in a relevant technical field (Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, etc.)

  • >3 years experience working in a wetlab environment

  • Proficiency in or ability to quickly learn standard methods of molecular and chemical biology: PCR, gel electrophoresis, molecular cloning, microbial transformation (electroporation, etc.), microbial culture and fermentation, gas chromatography / mass spectrometry

  • Comfortable with scientific computing and data analysis (MATLAB or Python preferred)

  • Self-starter who thrives in independent work environments

  • Effective communicator, both within a collaborative scientific team and in communicating science to a non-technical audience

Preferred requirements:

  • PhD or postdoctoral research in yeast metabolic engineering

  • First-author peer reviewed publication(s) demonstrating engineering of biological systems for designed function

  • Previous experience in a startup or industrial research environment