Career Opportunity

Protein Biochemistry Scientist

Fornia BioSolutions Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company, specializing in the development of superior quality microbial products for the agricultural, aquaculture, food processing, feed, household/personal care, environmental, and biopharmaceutical markets.

We are looking for a highly motivated Protein Biochemistry Scientist willing to work in a collaborative team environment. The primary responsibility for this role is to lead the discovery and development of novel proteins for the bio-industrial and biopharmaceutical industries.

Title: Scientist, Protein Biochemistry

Location: Hayward, CA

Openings: 1

Responsibility includes:

  • Direct and execute the discovery, research and development of proteins such as enzymes and therapeutic proteins for industrial applications.
  • Guide the design, development and execution of new biochemical assays in HTP format or larger scales to evaluate the performance of proteins at relevant conditions.
  • Provide direction to research assistants and members of the project teams in the initiation and execution of protein improvement projects.
  • Analyze data and present research progress at internal project meetings, external client meetings, and conferences.
  • Play a key role in providing technical expertise and advice in strengthening company’s diverse platforms and collaborative projects.
  • Provide technical documentation, analyzed data, reports, presentations and protocols.

Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or related field with 0-2 years of academic or industry experience.
  • Evidence of productive, creative contributions in science, demonstrated by a strong publication record.
  • Extensive experience in protein directed evolution, protein engineering, and enzymology.
  • A proven track record in protein characterization, analytical biochemistry and assay development.
  • Technically proficient in prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems.
  • Experience in microbial strain development is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to approach solutions by systematic troubleshooting, creative/critical thinking, high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
  • Excellent management, communication (oral and written) and multitasking skills.
  • Goal-oriented, organized, motivated and independent leader with a strong determination to a fast-paced dynamic and team-oriented research and development environment.

We offer employees a great compensation package. The package includes highly competitive salary and bonus program, comprehensive medical plans (health, vision, and dental insurance), life and AD&D insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance, 401K plan, paid time off and corporate holidays. Fornia BioSolutions also provides employee stock options plans.


No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.

Job Type: Full-time

We are looking for highly motivated people willing to work in in a fast-paced, highly rewarding, and scientifically stimulating environment. If you’re interested in a career with Fornia BioSolutions, please email your resume to

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