Recombia Biosciences is a biotech startup leveraging proprietary gene editing technologies to optimize yeast for applications in health, energy, and production of sustainable materials. We are seeking a Metabolic Engineering Scientist to join our team.

The position will involve applying metabolic engineering strategies to improve industrial strains of yeast. Successful candidates will execute genome editing workflows and implement small-scale and shake-flask protocols to characterize genetically-modified strains. Candidates should have a strong background and direct experience in metabolic engineering, small scale fermentation, and assay development.

As part of the Recombia team, you will work interactively in defining project strategies, managing teams, and also contributing benchwork. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

Well qualified candidates will have:

  • Extensive molecular biology and analytical chemistry experience
  • Background in metabolic engineering of microorganisms, especially in core metabolism of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), and secondary metabolite synthesis
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to read literature and propose project directions.


  • Commensurate with experience


  • Yeast metabolic engineering


  • Doctorate or Masters with 3+ years relevant experience


  • Brisbane / South San Francisco, CA 94005


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401k
  • Other