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Research Scientist, Metabolic & Fermentation Engineering Group

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Salary Range: $80,000 to $90,000 annual base salary range plus bonus

Trait Biosciences is a global leader in cannabinoid research, focused on developing technologies that enable the production of safe, high-quality, predictable, and efficacious CBD products.

We are growing and have an incredible opportunity for a scientist experienced in fermentation biotechnology at our new Santa Fe, New Mexico lab to join a small multidisciplinary team focused on commercialization, scale-up, and product development. We run lab-scale bioreactors for process development, strain evaluation, and scale-up production. Our team builds our process to acommercial manufacturing scale in partnership with external contract manufacturing organizations. Your role will grow along with the scope of the challenges you’ll take on as this group continues to grow.

A day in the life as our Fermentation Scientist:

  • Setup and operate high-performance bioreactors performing quantitative analysis

  • Responsible for designing and assisting in the design, execution, and data analysis of projects

  • Scale process to manufacturing capability

  • Perform and monitor upstream processes

  • Prepare samples for analysis

  • Sample optimization for commercialization

  • Collaborate with the downstream processes team towards a finished product

  • Other duties as needed


Trait Biociences


Santa Fe, NM

Company Size:

1-20 Employees

Job Type:



5 Jan 2023


Who are you?

  • Ph.D., or advanced degree and experience in microbiology, biochemical engineering, biotechnology, fermentation engineering, or a related field

  • 5 years of fermentation scale up experience in an industry fermentation laboratory

  • Experience with setup and operation of high-performance bioreactors and quantitative analysis of fermentation data

  • Experience carrying out upstream processing, including seed propagation, microorganism management, fermentation engineering, specification development, and related analytical techniques

  • Familiarity working with GM organisms

  • Great communicator - written and verbal

  • Team player and collaborator

  • Critical thinker and problem solver

  • Self starter who enjoys working autonomously as well as relationally collaborating with scientists to make appropriate and timely decisions to meet deadlines on experiments and projects

  • High level of competency in understanding experimental procedures performed to assure the accuracy and quality of results

  • Operate using microbiology lab GLP and techniques, and safety protocols

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