US-Emeryville, CA /
Research and Development – Biology /
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At Amyris, we develop custom microbes and associated processes that transform renewable, plant-based sugars into pure, high-value molecules through industrial-scale fermentation. Our technology provides a sustainable alternative to traditional chemical manufacturing and delivers products that directly benefit millions of lives. Our team has developed tailored microbes for the successful scale-up and manufacture of 10 fermentation products in the last 10 years. This track record of product delivery is one of the many advantages that distinguish Amyris from other companies in the sector.
Amyris seeks to hire an Intern for the Biology group, located in Emeryville, CA, who will be responsible for strain engineering activities. The intern will work on a project under the mentorship of a scientist, working as part of a team to optimize the performance, robustness, and testing of engineered microbes in small scale and industrial fermentation conditions.
- Perform experiments to modify microbial metabolism for high production of target compounds
- Develop and/or perform assays and screens for characterizing modified micro-organisms
- Create DNA constructs and transform these into microbial hosts
- Prepare technical reports, summaries, and protocols
- Present work at internal meetings
- Minimum degree: PhD candidates at any stage in the PhD education program
- Minimum 2 years of experience working in a laboratory
- Background in metabolic engineering, microbial physiology, or molecular genetics
- Familiarity with basic cloning techniques
- The Summer Intern Program has flexible start dates between May and June and we ideally like for our interns to work 10-12 weeks.
Amyris is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.
The hourly pay range for this role is $23 to $36. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis, and will vary based on the candidate’s skills, depth of experience and specific work location.
Amyris is committed to providing a diverse array of inclusive benefits and perks to support employees and their families’ wellbeing including access to robust healthcare, mental wellness benefits, 10 paid sick days and holiday pay based on hours scheduled.
We hold deep regard in the power of representation and cultivation of a diverse work environment. Join us at Amyris, where you can find a sense of belonging and know that your voice is centered.
At Amyris, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is essential to our core values. We embrace and encourage an equity-minded work culture, knowing that it is the driving force of innovation that positively impacts our employees, consumers, and communities. And for Amyris, a sense of belonging is what drives our mission forward and is the foundation of everything we do, ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for us all. Make Good, No Compromise.
Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS) is a leading synthetic biotechnology company, transitioning the Clean Health & Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets to sustainable ingredients through fermentation and the company's proprietary Lab-to-Market™ technology platform. This Amyris platform leverages state-of-the-art machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence, enabling the company to rapidly bring new innovation to market at commercial scale. Amyris ingredients are included in over 20,000 products from the world's top brands, reaching more than 300 million consumers. Amyris also owns and operates a family of consumer brands that is constantly evolving to meet the growing demand for sustainable, effective and accessible products. For more information, please visit http://www.amyris.com.
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