Research Associate,

 Product Development and Quality


Evolve BioSystems, Inc. – Davis, CA

The Research Associate will support the development and quality of Evolve’s growing portfolio of proprietary microbiome products. This person will leverage their skills in microbiology, chemistry, food science, or related areas to influence both current and future work streams within the company. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment at an early stage company.  The position is based in Davis, CA and reports to the QA/QC scientist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Research and Development team to improve existing products and to characterize and develop new products to expand the company's portfolio
  • Execute in-house quality testing, including product evaluations and shelf-life testing
  • Support of analytical chemistry activities including maintenance of HPAE-PAD and the preparation of samples and analytical standards
  • Assist with writing standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols and quality documentation
  • Prepare reports and careful documentation of findings to support research and influence commercial strategies

Critical Competencies for Success:

  • Passion for Evolve’s mission

  • Ability to manage projects independently from start to finish and meet deadlines

  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced, and dynamic environment

  • Comfortable interacting with all levels of management, including senior leadership and commercial teams

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ideal Experience/Education:

  • Minimum BSc degree with 3 years experience in a related field

  • Hands-on experience with microbiology required

  • Hands-on experience with molecular biology methods a plus

  • Product development experience in a food or probiotic company a plus



Interested in this position? Please email your resume to: