Associate Scientist, Protein Sciences

Balletic Foods is looking for an experienced Protein Scientist to join our R&D team in a fast-paced start-up work environment.

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Location: Davis, California

About Us

Balletic Foods™ is a California based company working towards a sustainable food system by combining science and technology to create new sources of animal-free protein. If you are passionate about using biotechnology to build sustainable new sources of protein, join our team of scientists and entrepreneurs to change the world’s food system.


– Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills
– Motivated and able to work under tight deadlines
– Highly effective at planning and problem-solving
– Paying great attention to detail, safety, and good laboratory practice
– Taking ownership, prioritize responsibilities, able to multitask
– Experience developing and optimizing protein expression and purification processes


– Assist in production of heterologous recombinant protein from microbial host strains at various scales
– Assay development for high-throughput (HTP) protein expression screening using protein analytical techniques
– Development of purification and quantification methods for extracellular and intracellular microbial-derived proteins
– Collaborate and work closely with other members of R&D team to optimize batch production
– Work in a dynamic environment with changing and evolving specifications and requirements Requirements
– Ph.D. or Masters (with 3+ years of relevant industry experience) in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related fields
– Hands-on experience with HTP protein expression screening and protein purification methods
– Knowledge and understanding of bio-based protein production processes
– Experience with automation and robotics a plus
– Strong working knowledge of protein chemistry and functionalization
– Good time management, organizational, and problem solving skills

If you are interested in this position, please contact