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Job Description
Arzeda is seeking a creative and motivated metabolic engineering scientist who likes to work in an innovative and extensively multi-disciplinary team environment. Arzeda is a oung and dynamic biotech start-up at the forefront of the "green" chemistry revolution, eveloping transformational products and inspired solutions to a sustainable future everaging our core expertise in computational protein design, experimental iochemistry and synthetic biology, we design novel enzymes and metabolic pathways to ferment renewable feedstock into bio-based chemicals. Arzeda has developed its own roprietary product portfolio. Following an Open Innovation model, Arzeda is also nvolved in select industrial collaborations with leading chemical and agricultural multinational companies.

The successful candidate will be leading the development of Arzeda's fermentation strains that incorporate novel designed pathways. At the research scientist level, she/he will:
• be responsible for procurement and set-up of research tools required for the metabolic engineering of E. coli and Yeast strains
• perform construction of strains harboring Arzeda's novel enzymatic pathways including multiple variants)
• perform strain optimization to reach productivity levels consistent with industrial rocesses
• report to upper management

Job Requirements
The ideal candidate will have Ph.D. and at least 3 years of practical industrial experience in E coli and preferably Yeast metabolic engineering. Candidates with a Ph.D. and a significant postdoctoral experience in the field will also be considered. A thorough nowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and metabolic strategies and xperimental techniques is required. Previous experience with low-pH industrial ermentation as well as with computational metabolic engineering/system biology tools is uge plus.

The successful candidate must be willing to work autonomously in a small, driven environment. In addition, she/he will have excellent interpersonal skills while exhibiting eadership. Finally, Arzeda seeks and greatly values a strong desire to learn, innovate nd be continuously challenged.

For further information about this position and to apply please send your CV and a cover letter to 
jobs @ arzeda.com.

Arzeda Corp. (www.arzeda.com) is an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity
and inclusion in the workspace.

posted 2013.05.21