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OliveBio - Molecular Biologist

Torrance, CA, USA

Job Type

Full-time job


Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to

About the Role

This is a full-time position based in Torrance, CA, with some flexibility to choose your own hours.
Salary range: $70-90K, depending on experience. Includes health insurance.

The ideal candidate would be a skilled scientist with experience in genetic engineering, fermentation and microbiology and an interest in working on sustainability-oriented projects, specifically in the field of bioplastics. Bioplastics production is a rapidly evolving field and we are looking for someone who is keeping up with recent trends in the field and is not afraid to try new things in the lab.

  • Required: Masters or PhD in the field of Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology

  • Required: theoretical understanding and practical experience with genetic engineering techniques

  • Preferred: Practical experience in microbiology and fermentation

  • Preferred: Biomanufacturing/bioprocessing experience


About the Company

OliveBio is an early-stage biotech startup based in Torrance, CA. Our goal is ambitious, yet simple - to make biodegradable bioplastics an economically viable substitute for petrochemical plastics. While there are multiple types of bioplastics already available, what is preventing their widespread adoption is the cost barrier posed by traditional plastics. We are focused on developing new synthesis methods for polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) that will overcome economic obstacles to scalability.

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