Evolve BioSystems, Inc. – Davis, CA

Reporting to the Associate Director of Research and Development, the Scientist-Microbiology will be responsible for advancing Evolve’s portfolio of proprietary products toward commercial development. This person will leverage acquired skills in microbiology and molecular biology 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Research and Development team to contribute to ongoing research and product development
  • Lead and develop new research as per Company strategies
  • Characterize and develop novel products to expand the Company’s portfolio and improve existing products
  • Rapidly integrate new knowledge and novel tools into research
  • Develop key insights gained from experimentation in a timely fashion
  • Prepare reports and careful documentation of findings to support research and influence commercial strategies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Passion for Evolve’s mission
  • Ability to manage projects independently from start to finish and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated bias for action
  • 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, communication, and influencing skills
  • Thoughtful, high-energy, self-starter


  • Advanced degree (e.g. PhD) in a related field
  • Industry experience in related field
  • Hands-on experience in microbiology and molecular biology techniques, including PCR, qPCR, DNA/RNA extractions, bacterial cell culture is required
  • Experience with Food Science or Food Safety principles is a plus!

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