C16 Biosciences

  • New York, New York, United States
C16 Biosciences is a biotechnology firm that uses microbiology to brew sustainable alternatives to palm oil. It was founded in 2017 with the objective of creating a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to conflict palm oil. By offering producers, refiners, traders, and consumers of palm oil an opportunity to invest part of their production into bio-based oils and sustainability efforts, C16 Biosciences' aim is to reduce the environmental footprint of palm oil production and protect precious natural land, wildlife, and resources in the process. Fermentation is a well-proven commercial process that has been used for centuries to convert raw materials into consumable commercial products consumed by billions of people every day. C16 Biosciences believes that brewing palm oil like beer is the most likely path to developing a truly sustainable palm oil alternative. C16 Biosciences' palm oil is sustainable which doesn't involve deforestation, endangering precious animal species, or forcing inhumane labor practices. The result is a world where consumers can enjoy the products they love without worrying about the dangerous practices involved in making them.
C16 Biosciences New York, NY
Sep 10, 2020
At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil. C16 Biosciences is looking for a Research Associate who is excited to be part of the development, scaling, and commercialization of sustainable palm oil alternatives. In this role, you will be supporting the development and execution of C16's critical analytical methods to support our R&D program. You will be a critical member of a growing team, with responsibilities ranging from quality testing of lab-generated samples to development and implementation of new methods....
C16 Biosciences New York, NY
Sep 05, 2020
At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil. C16 Biosciences is looking for a Research Associate who has a passion for microbial fermentation (yeast, fungi, and bacteria) and is excited to be part of the development, scaling, and commercialization of sustainable palm oil alternatives. The key activities of the role include strain selection and benchmarking, substrate and feedstock evaluation, media development and optimization, as well as downstream processing (biomass recovery, drying, cell disruption, lipid...
C16 Biosciences New York, NY
Jul 08, 2020
At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil. As a Scientist on C16 Bio’s Strain Engineering team, you will harness molecular and synthetic biology tools to create new, rationally-designed microbial strains with core performance advantages. You will be entrusted as a thought leader in our broad efforts to develop next-generation strains and oils which deliver value to our customers. Projects may involve manipulating carbon metabolism in order to increase flux towards lipid biosynthesis; introducing exogenous metabolic...
C16 Biosciences New York, NY
May 23, 2020
At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil. As a Strain Engineering Research Associate, you will be at the forefront of our R&D team. You will utilize your microbiology skills to generate new and exciting strains to meet C16 Bio’s goal of producing a truly sustainable palm oil alternative. Your projects will range from improving the productivity of C16’s strains, modifying strains for greater resilience and tolerance, or even creating novel compounds through strain engineering. Key activities include creating new...
C16 Biosciences New York, NY
Apr 21, 2020
At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil. C16 Biosciences is seeking a research associate to support our efforts in microbial engineering, fermentation, and extraction of fermentation products. You will be a critical member of a tight-knit R&D team focused on developing a sustainable path for palm oil production. The ideal candidate will be motivated, independent, enthusiastic about microbiology and genetic engineering, and passionate about sustainability. Major Responsibilities Optimize genetic...
C16 Biosciences New York, NY
Apr 21, 2020
At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil. As an oil chemist, you will be responsible for transforming C16’s microbially-produced palm alternative into commercially relevant products. You will propose experiments and design processes to fractionate, split, and produce downstream products to meet market specifications within the personal care and beauty industry. You will work closely with the bioprocess and downstream processing teams to improve product quality and performance. Major Responsibilities Design,...
C16 Biosciences New York, NY
Apr 21, 2020
At C16 Biosciences, we believe that palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. Our team is building a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to “conflict palm oil,” which relies on tropical rainforest deforestation and emits over 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. C16 Bio’s technology platform harnesses naturally-occurring biological processes, improved by the latest innovations in strain engineering, fermentation, and low-cost lipid extraction to produce a better kind of palm oil. C16 Biosciences is always looking for talented, motivated, and passionate individuals to join our team. If there isn't a job posting that fits your skillset, please submit your resume and a cover letter and we'll be in touch if we'd like to learn more about you! Note: Applicants must have existing US work authorization. C16 Biosciences is unfortunately unable to sponsor work visas as this time.