Kingdom Supercultures (S20)

New foods with microbes

Engineer/Scientist

Location
 
Brooklyn, NY
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
Any (new grads ok)
About Kingdom Supercultures

Kingdom Supercultures makes it easy for food manufacturers to create exciting new products. Our team designs new microbial communities ("Supercultures") that power the production of entirely new kinds of foods that don't yet exist today.

About the role

Skills: Machine Learning, Data Analytics

Many of the most popular foods that we eat today (beer, wine, cheese, chocolate, yogurt, and more) are made by microbial communities. These ecosystems were discovered serendipitously by our ancestors over thousands of years, and now for the first time in history we have the opportunity to turn new food invention into a repeatable engineering endeavor through novel microbial culture design.

Our work is defining an entirely new engineering discipline - in which we rationally design microbial ecosystems to desired end-specifications from a nearly infinite design landscape. Until now, microbial work has focused on optimizing single strains to produce single compounds at really high titers. We are thinking about this in a fundamentally different way, in which the design of microbial communities is an entirely unharnessed modality for manufacturing, with applications first in food, but eventually also in agriculture, waste remediation, pharmaceuticals, and more.

We are rapidly expanding our team in Brooklyn, NY, and are looking for top creative scientists and engineers at all levels. You will be joining a world-class team that brings together the very best experimental and computational talent in genomics, microbiology, ecology, statistics, and machine learning. At Kingdom, you will have access to teammates, resources, and scale to address fundamental challenges in microbial community design that are simply not possible anywhere else.

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