The Supplant Company is a University of Cambridge start-up, a graduate of the Y-Combinator accelerator program, and is backed by major VCs in the US and Europe. We are an innovative and dynamic ingredient company, creating products to address major health and environmental challenges in the global food system as well as the wider consumer goods and materials sectors. Based on our proprietary carbohydrate platform, we are developing ingredients that are better for people and the planet.
The company is seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate – Process Development with a background in biochemistry, industrial biotechnology and process development to join the company’s R&D team. The Research Scientist will undertake work across our ingredient manufacturing activities, as well as contribute to developing the company’s intellectual property portfolio.
Our preferred candidate will have: i) a detailed understanding of enzymology, biochemistry and industrial biotechnology, ii) experience of working across academic and/or commercial research laboratories iii) completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in biochemistry (or related subject).
The role will be based at the company’s offices and laboratories on the Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, UK with potential for travel to scale up facilities in Europe and North America. The anticipated salary for the role is £27,000 - £32,000 dependent on the extent to which candidates meet the requirements outlined in the job description and their experience.
As Research Associate – Process Development you will report to the Senior Scientist – Process Development and your key duties and responsibilities will be to:
Candidates should have / be: