Full-Time

Director of Characterization and Data

Posted on 4/18/2024

MycoWorks

MycoWorks

201-500 employees

Produces sustainable non-animal leather alternatives

Consumer Goods
Biotechnology

Senior

Oakland, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Science
Requirements
  • PhD in Life Science, Chemical Engineering, or Biology
  • 8 years of experience in the agriculture or biotech industries
  • Experience in analytical chemistry and method development
  • Expertise in fungal or microbial physiology, mycology/microbiology, fermentation, data science, and statistics
  • Experience with developing data collection and management systems
  • Experience with developing integrated workflows
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Experience directly managing people
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Strategic, collaborative, and proactive mindset
Responsibilities
  • Build a characterization team and workflows
  • Strategize efforts to bring in-house versus using external expertise
  • Identify hiring opportunities for relevant expertise
  • Manage relationship with external entities for method development
  • Build data visualization tools
  • Summarize technical information into systematic conclusions
  • Proactively alert to anomalies in characterization results
  • Collaborate with IT counterpart on data infrastructure needs
  • Participate in strain engineering and process improvement strategy

MycoWorks is pioneering the development of sustainable, non-animal leather alternatives through their proprietary Fine Mycelium™ technology. This positions them well within the luxury goods market, especially as global demands shift towards environmentally conscious materials. The company's dedication to merging biotechnology with sustainable practices offers employees a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge, eco-friendly innovations within an industry that values both tradition and modernity.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$187.2M

Headquarters

Emeryville, California

Founded

2013

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

45%

2 year growth

62%
INACTIVE