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Zymergen, Inc.

Scientific and Technical Team Lead Zymergen, Inc.
Emeryville, CA

Zymergen researches, develops and manufactures microbes.

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About Zymergen, Inc.

Job Description

Zymergen is seeking a Technical Lead for is client Projects Team. The Projects Tech Lead takes on the accountability of strain improvement program success. A successful Tech Lead possesses the technical, project management, and interpersonal skills as well as Zymergen internal operational knowledge relevant to orchestrate a large and complex Program towards milestone delivery.

Job Description and Specific Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership:

* Define initial technical scope of work to meet milestone
* Identify the standard methods by which Zymergen executes common work and apply these
* Identify gaps in current Zymergen capabilities and scope technical work to mitigate
* Monitor progress on and risks to Program milestones
* Adjust scope and resourcing of work where necessary
* Decide on and direct implementation of risk mitigation work
* Accountable as key SME on best practices for Program execution

* Manage contributing research staff assigned to Dev-Project teamIdentify and coordinate on development of new technologies that improve methods and processes for Program milestone delivery
* Provide technical content in client proposals, contracts, and reports
* Maintain strong relationship with client technical counterpart
* Deliver technical content in proposals during sales/scoping cycles
* Present key project updates during project execution
* Monitor and manage the resolution of issues arising from client technical needs
* Technical Project Management:
* Coordinate schedule of execution across subteams
* Compile and manage risk register and work breakdown (WBS) for technical workstreams
* Manage the "technical budget" (Factory capacity, direct allocated staffing resources, etc)
* Organize and lead various team and coordination internal meetings
* Facilitate issue resolution among internal contribution teams
* Clarify and communicate the RACI with internal contribution teams
* People management:
* Support direct reports in a matrix organization
* Set and monitor progress towards career development goals
* Manage performance reviews, promotions, feedback


We favor candidates with substantial experience designing and executing experiments in lab with Ph.D. in scientific discipline or equivalent experience the following areas:

* Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
* Cell Biology and Physiology
* Metabolic Engineering
* Genome Engineering
* Enzyme and Protein Engineering

Founded in 2013 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zymergen is a technology company unlocking the power of biology. We deliver better economics for products made from biology that are used across industries, bring new products to market faster, and develop novel products. Our proprietary platform uses robots and machine learning to engineer microbes faster, more predictably, and to a level of performance previously unattainable. These microbes, and the products they produce, have broad applications across industries such as chemicals and materials, agriculture, and healthcare. For more information visit

About Zymergen, Inc.

Zymergen researches, develops and manufactures microbes.

1000 employees
Zymergen, Inc.

5980 horton street, suite 105

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