Molecular Biology / Protein Engineering

Mi Terro
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA
$60,000 - $140,000 a year
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Job description

Founded in 2018, Mi Terro is venture-backed synthetic biology and material science innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. Mi Terro partners with nature to create never-before-imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to personal care, fashion to pharmaceuticals, and more. We power the creation of protein from low-value waste streams that would otherwise go to landfills and pollute our planet. It’s our strong belief that protein can be as soft and elegant as the finest and rarest types of cotton in the world: Giza 45 cotton/ Supima cotton.


We have an exciting opportunity available to a motivated researcher to help design and optimize recombinant proteins to be incorporated into our sustainable fibers. The candidate is expected to be able to work in a team to perform experiments related to protein engineering and production. The candidate will be collecting and analyzing data as well as establishing standard operating protocols.


  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or bioengineering or M.S. in these fields with 2-5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience with various molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with heterologous protein design, production, and purification at the lab-scale
  • Experience with basic bioanalytical characterization techniques


  • Engineer, express and characterize proteins using a variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques
  • Characterize proteins to understand relevant protein properties and stability under fiber processing conditions
  • Identify and develop procedures for improved production and purification of proteins from various organisms
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the bioengineering and fiber engineering teams


  • Stock option
  • Competitive salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Fun and motivating working environment
  • Be recognized in numerous prestigious publications and awards
  • Be the savior of our planet. Democratize the most expensive and finest cotton through the power of protein!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $140,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Los Angeles, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • Protein purification: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Molecular biology: 1 year (Preferred)
  • protein engineering: 1 year (Preferred)
  • protein textile fiber: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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