Ayana Bio uses plant cell cultivation to grow plant materials without growing them in the ground. Ayana Bio focuses on creating ingredients that leverage plant bioactives for health and wellness products. Plant cell-derived ingredients solve many of the sustainability, purity, safety and ethical concerns in current botanical supply chains. Ayana Bio collaborates with global industry leaders in food, beverage, dietary supplement, sports nutrition, animal care and skin care to bring the power of plant bioactives to the mass market at scale. Ayana Bio has partnered with the global leader in synthetic biology, Ginkgo Bioworks, to select, optimize and scale plant cell-cultivated ingredients. Ayana Bio is backed by prestigious investors, Viking Global and Cascade, to democratize nature’s bioactives. For more information visit www.ayanabio.com.
General Role Description
This role is part of the engineering team and reports to the Director of Upstream Engineering.
This role is an integral part of the early team at Ayana Bio. We are looking for candidates who are driven to help shape Ayana Bio’s technology and are excited to join our mission of democratizing standardized and safe ingredients for consumer nutrition, health, and wellness.
Your primary role will be to support the engineering team by enabling the process development and scale-up of programs to external partners. You will be involved in the early-stage hands-on process development of new programs to optimize a scalable and robust production process from seed train through purification of final product. You will design and execute statistically powered experiments to optimize and define process parameters for increased productivity and large-scale suitability. In addition to design, execution, and analysis of your own experiments you will also assist in the external transfer of methods and protocols to CDMOs and serve as person-in-plant to ensure the success of our production runs at pilot scale. To thrive in this role, you should be a self-motivated problem solver with an eye for detail and consistency who relishes the opportunity to create something new and important. This full-time position is in Boston, MA.
The successful applicant will have:
We also feel that it’s important to state the obvious here: Our industry lacks diversity, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ayana Bio is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and relishes the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life.
In addition, we are developing a powerful biological engineering platform and must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used. Having a diverse team to build our platform gives us the best chance to create something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. It is critical that we incorporate diverse voices and visions to create a more equitable future of biology.
It is the policy of Ayana Bio to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.
Applying for This Position
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