Pow.bio is building intelligent fermentation solutions to advance the biomanufacturing revolution. We are a small team developing next-generation bioprocessing to change scale-up forever. 

Join us to turn great ideas into great products. 

Pow is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity. Pow offers competitive salary, benefits, and stock option programs. Pow is an early-stage startup spun out of a lab at UC Berkeley. We value creative, non-canonical thinkers, lovers of the planet, inventors of the future. In other words, you.

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead fermentations and downstream recovery processes for a wide range of microbes.
  • Design process development campaigns for fed-batch and continuous fermentation processes.
  • Coordinate fermentation scale-up projects.
  • Communicate, deliver results to, and build meaningful rapport with clients.
  • Assist in machine learning and data science efforts to solve a global scientific problem.
  • Troubleshoot dynamic and interesting scientific problems in a supportive team.

Required qualifications

  • MS + 4 years of relevant industry experience or PhD + 2 years of relevant experience. Degree is in chemical engineering, biological engineering, microbiology or closely related discipline. BS will be considered with 6 or more years of relevant industry experience.
  • Hands-on experience setting up and running microbial bioreactors at bench and/or pilot-plant scale.
  • Effective communication skills for presenting to team members as well as clients in a professional and thoughtful manner.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and collaborative work environment.
  • Strong knowledge of microbiology, microbial physiology, and cellular metabolism.
  • Fluency in statistical methods and data manipulation.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills with an attention to detail.

Desired skills

Hands-on experience with bench-scale and pilot-scale downstream processing equipment (disc-stack centrifuge, column chromatography, TFF, lyophilizer, etc.).


    • Python
    • JMP
    • Fermenter control software, e.g. MFCS, FermWorks, DeltaV
    • HPLC, GC or MS
    • Design of experiment (DoE) methodology
    • Process control methodologies, e.g. Quality by design (QbD)