Zymergen

Robots + Biotech + DNA + Data = eliminating dependence on petroleum for chemical manufacturing

Founded 2013
16-50 employees
Headquarters address
6121 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA

Microbes can ferment sugar into more things than just alcohol: several chemicals ranging from food additives (e.g., MSG) to amino acids, fertilizer components, agricultural targets, organic solvents, and even complex synthetic materials like Nylon can be produced via industrial fermentation. Industrial fermentation allows us to create chemicals sustainably, using renewable resources like corn and sugar, rather than distilling them from petroleum.

We help large chemical companies perform strain improvement: increasing the efficiency of chemical production from raw materials by modifying the DNA of industrial microbes. And we do it with high-throughput robots, combined with a state-of-the-art data management and analysis platform. We need your help collecting and analyzing large scale data ranging from sensor inputs to scientific measurements, DNA sequences, images and more.

We are a fast moving company with large contracts, an excited and growing team, and a vision for a world less dependent on oil and more capable of meeting the needs of 21st century industry.

Come help us build the robot-powered DNA-mutating future!

Tech stack

Rails, Dropwizard, Hibernate, OpenStack, Hadoop, Ruby, Python, Java, JS

Benefits

Compensation and retirement

401k

Health and wellness

Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Disability insurance