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New foods with microbes
About Kingdom Supercultures

Kingdom Supercultures makes it easy for food manufacturers to create exciting new products. We design new microbial cultures ("Supercultures") that power the production of entirely new kinds of foods that don't exist today.

Many of the most popular foods we eat are made by microbial cultures - chocolate, cheese, kombucha, beer, yogurt, and more. Our team is building an expansive scientific platform that will transform the process of new food invention from the hundreds of years it took our ancestors for each new food into a repeatable engineering endeavor that we can accomplish in the span of months. Our ultimate goal is to harness the power of biology to make our food system more natural, healthy, and sustainable.

About the role


Kingdom Supercultures is transforming natural microbial cultures into a new class of technology for consumer product manufacturers. We’re building a state-of-the-art platform to aggregate, characterize, and assemble natural microbes into new combinations (“Supercultures”), which are used by our customers to make plant-based cheeses with authentic dairy tastes, lower-alcohol wines with full flavor, personal care products with natural functional ingredients, and much more. Along the way, we’re developing new field of microbial community design, driven by a diverse team of world-class scientists.

We’re in active R&D projects with some of the largest manufacturers in the food, beverage, and personal care industries. Our natural cultures are replacing artificial ingredients, improving sustainability and nutrition, and unlocking entirely new value propositions. We’re backed by Y-Combinator and other top venture capital investors.

We’re constantly looking for top scientific talent at multiple levels of experience to join our founding scientific team of biochemists, bioengineers, biologists, and computational scientists.

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We post the roles we're actively hiring for on our careers page. If you are excited about Kingdom Supercultures and don't see a good role for you posted, please apply here. We're growing fast and will get back to you when we have a position that matches your background.


  • Collaborate with kindness

  • Critique by creating

  • Empower the team

  • Focus our energy

  • Learn through curiosity

  • Take complete ownership

  • Uphold scientific integrity


  • Competitive salary and generous equity upside

  • Fully-paid medical, vision, and dental insurance

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Snacks, fruits, and drinks

  • 401K participation

  • Parental leave

  • Commuter benefits: subsidized metrocards, free Citibike, free parking


Our team brings together world-class expertise in the microbiome and genomics fields, who have published nearly a dozen first-author papers in top journals like Science, Nature Biotech, and Nature Methods. Our technology platform allows us to access broad swaths of unexplored food-borne microbial diversity, to screen these strains for novel functionalities, and to assemble them into novel, stable microbial communities using proprietary experimental and computational approaches

Our work is defining an entirely new engineering discipline, in which we are building the capacity to design new microbial communities from scratch within a nearly infinite design space. This combines robotic and software automation, high throughput screening, microbiology, data science and statistics, machine learning, and genomics and in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

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