Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

CB Therapeutics is a biotech focused on the research and development of environmentally-friendly products to improve mental health, increase healthspan, and promote longevity

We are seeking a PhD level scientist with experience in genetic engineering, microorganism fermentations, protein purification, and various biochemical techniques to tackle important synthetic biology projects.

The successful candidate will be able to plan and perform experiments involving the expression of biosynthetic pathways in a microorganism, gene knockouts, site-directed mutagenesis, fermentations, in-vitro and cell lysate reactions, and molecular cloning. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a small, passionate, multi-disciplinary team focused on improving the performance of microbes to deliver therapeutic compounds to improve human health.


  • PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, bioengineering, or a related bio-field.
  • Experience with genetic and protein engineering techniques
  • Experience with microorganisms (e.g. yeast and/or bacteria), which could include protein expression and/or metabolic engineering
  • Molecular cloning experience, such as mutagenesis, gibson and/or golden-gate assembly.
  • Previous experience supervising or training others
  • Experience with microorganism fermentation is a bonus

Personal Qualities:

  • Great work ethic, curiosity to learn and contribute in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Strong communication, time-management, and organizational skills
  • Honest, willingness to admit errors and seek advice.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and be a team player

Schedules can be flexible.

Compensation Package: Generous stock plan in a growing startup. Very generous medical, dental and vision package including dependents.

CB Therapeutics provided the following inclusive hiring information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Paid time off

CB Therapeutics provided the following inclusive hiring information:

  • Paid time off

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $70,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Are you able to commute daily to Carlsbad for work?


  • Doctorate (Required)


  • Microbiology: 5 years (Required)
  • Laboratory Experience: 6 years (Required)

Job Features

Job Category

Engineer, Scientific

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