Phase Biolabs is a biotech startup developing carbon upcycling technology to convert industrial CO2 into useful products.
We’re on a mission to decarbonise heavy industry and upcycle more than 1 gigaton of CO2 by 2050. We’re working on optimising the microorganisms that catalyse the conversion CO2 into chemicals and e-fuels as well as scaling our gas fermentation bioprocess.
Phase is backed by leading climate tech investors, Y Combinator (W22) and Bill Gate's Breakthrough Energy.
As a Fermentation Technician at Phase Biolabs, you will be involved in supporting development of our novel gas fermentation process. You will form part of our Bioprocess Engineering team and contribute in advancing our technology from lab to pilot scale. Your ability to work independently, take initiative, and adapt quickly to new challenges will be key to your success in this role.
We value expertise in all its forms and we encourage those with relevant experience to apply. We're seeking the right person for our team, emphasizing a variety of experiences and perspectives over strictly checking every box.
YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO:
Takes initiative and is able to work independently in a fast paced environment
Is organized and detail oriented
Has strong communication and collaborative skills
Excels in practical tasks
WHAT A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE LOOKS LIKE:
A Bachelor's degree with 2+ years of experience
Hands-on experience with fermentation processes and bioreactors
NICE TO HAVE:
Experience with anaerobic microorganisms
Carry out lab-scale fermentation experiments
Operate and maintain fermentation equipment, including bioreactors, sensors, analytical instruments and other auxiliary equipment
Monitor, collect, and analyze experimental data
Preparation of nutrient medias and other solutions
Collaborate effectively with the Bioprocess Engineering team and contribute to ongoing process improvements
Contribute to general lab maintenance
WHAT TO EXPECT:
As a member of Phase Biolabs, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge biotechnology that will help us solve the climate crisis. By enabling the creation of valuable products from CO2 emissions, your contributions will play a critical role in the development of innovative gas fermentation processes for industrial decarbonization.
You will be part of a supportive and collaborative team that values your input and encourages you to take ownership in driving projects forward.
The role is an on-site position based in Nottingham
Full-time, two-year contract with an option to extend
40 hours/week with flexible start time
28 days paid holiday
Salary £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience
Equity compensation via employee share option plan
Company perks tailored to you
THE HIRING PROCESS:
The hiring process will consist of an initial CV screen. If successful you will be invited to a first interview (10-20 minutes) covering basic qualifying questions. After this, you will be invited to a second interview (45-60 minutes) where we will take a deep dive into your skills and experiences. In parallel we will carry out referencing. Finally, we will invite you to visit us for a few days where we will work together to get to know each other and learn more about you, your motivation and ambitions.
We endeavour to provide feedback to all interviewees. Applications are being considered on an rolling basis.
In your (short) cover letter please explain why you are interested in the jobs, why we should hire you and how you’ve demonstrated the key skills we’re looking for.
HOW TO APPLY:
Only applications received through our website will be reviewed.
If you have any questions, please email the Phase Hiring Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.