Fermentation & Bioproduct Development - Scientist

Title: Scientist, Fermentation and Bioproduct Development

Type: Full-Time

Location: Berkeley, CA

Supervisor: CSO


We seek an enthusiastic, team oriented, problem solver to join our Fermentation and Bioproduct Manufacturing group as a Scientist. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with build out of in-house fermentation development capabilities with an eye toward future growth

  • Managing and integrating with existing CMO relationships

  • Developing fermentation processes to maximize productivities and yield

  • Working across teams to transfer developed processes to CMOs and or internal stakeholders where necessary

  • Representing the Fermentation and Bioproduct Manufacturing group in R&D and partner meetings by presenting data from routine assays, development and qualification efforts

  • Preparing and reviewing SOPs and tech transfer packages to document method development and support CMOs

  • Assisting in preparation of written examples for IP and regulatory filings



  • 2+ years of industry experience

  • Supervisory experience preferred but not essential

  • Command of chemical engineering and biochemistry principles and concepts

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with scientific peers

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Committed to safety in a laboratory environment


Checkerspot offers its employees a competitive benefits and compensation package.


Checkerspot is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.