Shiru (S19)

Shiru leverages ML to create proteins to feed the world sustainably.

Machine Learning Lead

Location
 
Emeryville
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
3+ years
About Shiru

At Shiru we believe that food should be delicious and nourishing without negatively affecting our planet. Acknowledging our growing global population as well as the imminent effects of climate change, Shiru’s mission is to create better protein ingredients that will catapult us into a sustainable food future.

With our mission in mind, Shiru makes high quality, functional food proteins through better leveraging our precious environmental resources. To do this, we employ technologies originally created to solve problems in adjacent industries, including computational biology, machine learning, and industrial fermentation and bioprocessing.

We apply computational intelligence to find the most functional natural food proteins in the world, harnessing the inherent ability of microflora to produce them. We then partner with food and beverage companies to incorporate these unique protein ingredients into everyday products. Shiru is now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across multiple disciplines to make enhanced protein ingredients for a better world.

About the role

About the role --- In this role, you will build the foundation of Shiru’s computational search engine for functional food proteins that can replace traditional animal-based ingredients. Machine learning lies at the core of Shiru’s approach to identifying functional food ingredients. As our machine learning lead, you will work closely with a cross-functional team to identify areas where machine learning can make a difference, to conceptualize and guide collection of data from cutting edge, high-throughput platforms, and to analyze these data sets using the best machine learning methods, applied at scale.

You will come up with novel methods that use a broad spectrum of machine learning approaches, including deep learning techniques at the forefront of the field. We aim to develop large data sets, so you will need to develop and deploy machine learning methods at scale. You will work as part of a team to rigorously analyze our data, extract key insights, and make accurate predictions that will let us quickly identify functional protein ingredients. Ultimately, your work will result in a library of protein sequences with unique and tailored functionality capable of replacing traditional animal-based proteins for food.

About us --- At Shiru we believe that food should be delicious and nourishing without negatively affecting our planet. Acknowledging our growing global population as well as the imminent effects of climate change, Shiru’s mission is to create better protein ingredients that will catapult us into a sustainable food future.

With our mission in mind, Shiru makes high quality, functional food proteins through better leveraging our precious environmental resources. To do this, we employ technologies originally created to solve problems in adjacent industries, including computational biology, machine learning, and industrial fermentation and bioprocessing. About the role

We apply computational intelligence to find the most functional natural food proteins in the world, harnessing the inherent ability of microflora to produce them. We then partner with food and beverage companies to incorporate these unique protein ingredients into everyday products. Shiru is now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across multiple disciplines to make enhanced protein ingredients for a better world.

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