Fermentation Research Associate

Antheia - Menlo Park, CA


Who we are:
Antheia is a science and technology company developing next generation plant-inspired medicines. Applying synthetic biology, genomics, informatics, and fermentation, we harness the most beneficial molecules from plants to create active pharmaceutical ingredients in more controlled and economical ways. We are a close-knit team inspired by the possibilities of delivering transformative technologies and breakthrough science to change the course of medicine. We value our people as our most important resource and are always looking for talented individuals who can make valuable contributions to our efforts.

Job description:
Antheia is hiring an experienced technician/research associate to operate fermentation processes for the production of valuable plant natural products in S. cerevisiae. Occasional overtime or shift changes may be required. The main responsibilities for the position are monitoring and sampling and media/reagents preparation. The candidate must have a proven track record of running microbial fermentation processes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Media preparation
  • Bioreactor setup, maintenance, and operation
  • Sampling and sample analysis
  • Mechanical and instrumentation troubleshooting; taking appropriate corrective action as needed
  • Ensuring that experiments are running according to plan
  • Perform other laboratory housekeeping tasks as assigned


  • B.S. with 1+ year relevant work experience required
  • Proven track record of microbial fermentation
  • Extensive experience running lab-scale fermenters including setup, sampling, process development, and troubleshooting hardware and software

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year


  • fermentation: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
  • Commuting/travel assistance