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Senior Strain Engineer

Sydney NSW, Australia

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

We are an ambitious organism platform company seeking an outstanding candidate for the role of Senior Strain Engineer. As a highly-motivated individual, you will specialise in pathway design and metabolic engineering of novel cyanobacterial strains. You will tackle a range of challenges as an integral part of the team, and demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and initiative. You will be adaptable, work well collaboratively, and be able to thrive in a start-up environment.


  • Development of genetic design strategies in collaboration with CTO.

  • Creation & execution of genetic design strategies, including:

    • Design of genetic components

    • Design of plasmids; Management of build & verification process

    • Management of cyanobacteria strain pipeline, including sequence verification

    • Designing, implementing and managing growth & productivity assays

    • Working with Biochemistry lead to coordinate analysis pipeline

  • Support evaluation of design strategies, in collaboration with Biochemistry team and CTO.

  • Updating CTO and Executive status and timelines for design strategies.

  • Management of lab resources; overseeing smooth functioning of the strain pipeline.

  • Managing growth & productivity assays on bioreactors, in collaboration with Strain Engineering & Cultivation team


  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Synthetic Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or closely-related area, with at least 2 years industrial/postdoctoral lab experience within metabolic engineering & biotechnology.

  • Expert in synthetic biology & microorganism design; hands-on experience with the latest genetic engineering tools, including multi-fragment DNA assembly, cloning, pathway assembly, & chromosomal manipulation essential.

  • Previous experience engineering cyanobacteria advantageous, but not essential.

  • Previous experience using metabolic models to drive organism design advantageous.

  • Direct experience with automated strain-engineering platforms advantageous.

  • Natural Product biosynthesis experience advantageous.

About the Company

Bondi is an organism engineering platform company. We design and produce bioidentical natural ingredients for a broad range of markets, from agriculture to the beauty industry.

We bioengineer cyanobacteria to deliver high-performing photosynthetic biofactories that fix carbon, do not require arable land and can be engineered to grow in fresh, sea or toxic water sources.

Operating on a B2B business model, our world class science team creates product ingredients that are cost-effective, natural, reliable, clean, sustainable and better for people and the planet.

Based in Sydney, Australia, we build on the powerful combination of Australia's academic environment and environmental factors to create the next generation of bioidentical natural compounds.

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