GreenLight is dedicated to bringing our Cell-Free process for the production of RNA to market to address global needs and threats. The team at GreenLight is composed of world leaders in diverse fields all working towards one goal. A dynamic and fast-paced environment is cultivated with employees not only aligned with GreenLight's mission, but also passionate about the technology and science. We are always seeking passionate and talented people that are ready to lead the coming RNA revolution.

GreenLight is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our workforce. We believe in a culture of transparency, integrity, gender equality and inclusion.

Open Positions 

Sr. Scientist, Entomology

Position summary:

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly-motivated Entomologist to be part of a dynamic leadership team applying Greenlight’s cutting edge RNA technology to insect control. The successful candidate will leverage their expertise to drive research in the discovery, characterization, production, and testing of novel RNA molecules in the context of milestone-driven platform development and deployment projects. The ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems as well as strong technical, organizational, and communication skills are essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as expert in insect life cycle, physiology, behavior, population dynamics, and other insect related areas.
  • Design test and implement innovative ideas and concepts aimed at developing novel RNA based products to address pest management.
  • Develop assays for high through put screening of candidate products working in close collaboration with the formulations team.
  • Stay current on the latest developments in pest management.
  • Engage potential customers to identify problems and opportunities for products.
  • Work collaboratively with Greenlight team members across disciplines to accomplish project goals and milestones.
  • Creatively solve problems to discover solutions.
  • Deliver on project milestones with a rigorous science-based approach.
  • Actively contribute to Greenlight’s intellectual property portfolio as well as routinely tracking and document results in laboratory notebooks and databases.
  • Articulately present project status, new ideas, long range strategic plans and scientific results.

 Qualifications:

  • PhD and a record of achievement in applied agricultural entomology, particularly in relation to integrated pest management and crop protection.
  • Excellent knowledge of state of the industry for RNA use in pest management for potential or existing commercial uses including the current academic research. 
  • Flexibility to work on a range of different projects and willingness to engage in field experimentation.
  • Ability to work with a variety of insects and plants.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and leading research activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret experimental data and conduct basic bioinformatics and statistics analyses.
  • An organised and methodical approach to tasks and commitment to effective project management.
  • Demonstrated examples of innovative thinking
  • Must be highly-motivated with exceptional communication, leadership, and teamwork skills

Sr. Scientist, Plant Pathology

Position summary:

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly-motivated Plant pathologist to work on Greenlight’s cutting edge RNA technology. The successful candidate will leverage their expertise to support research in the discovery, characterization, production, and testing of novel RNA molecules in the context of milestone-driven platform development and deployment projects. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems, are essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in plant pathology including viral and fungal infections and provide support to multiple projects and programs.
  • Design test and implement innovative ideas and concepts aimed at developing novel RNA based products to address plant diseases (to optimize plant growth and development and other commercial relevant traits)
  • Develop methods and assays for high through put screening of candidate products working in conjunction and close collaborations with the formulations team.
  • Mine relevant publicly available and commercial data resources and to stay current on developments in plant disease control (greenhouse technology. )
  • Engage potential customers to identify problems and opportunities for products.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to accomplish project goals and milestones.
  • Use creative problem-solving skills to independently troubleshoot challenges and discover solutions.
  • Deliver project milestones using science based approaches.
  • Continuously contribute to the company’s intellectual property portfolio and routinely track and document results in laboratory notebooks and databases.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present results to team members.

 Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and 5+ years of experience in cross disciplinary expertise in Plant Pathology and plant physiology or related field.
  • Excellent knowledge of plant biology, plant physiology and plant genetics.
  • Excellent knowledge of state of the industry for RNA use in plants for potential or existing commercial uses including the current academic research. 
  • Extensive experience in the application and use of RNAi and dsRNA for influencing the of gene expression in a variety of plants
  • Ability to work with a variety of crops and other plants and identify plant diseases.
  • Lab plant cultivation, greenhouse and field testing experience.
  • Must be highly-motivated with exceptional communication, leadership, and teamwork skills

Downstream Process Engineer/Scientist

Position summary:

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly-motivated Downstream Process Engineer/Scientist with expertise in commercial-scale purification of industrial or food-grade enzymes (both intra- and extra-cellular), other proteins and/or nucleic acids to work on the process development and scale-up of cutting edge technology in Cell-free Bioprocessing. The successful candidate will define and develop scalable recovery processes at the benchtop scale by applying state-of-the-art DSP techniques in the context of milestone-driven projects and will scale those processes from benchtop to pilot to commercial-scale. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to develop creative cost-effective solutions to challenging problems, are essential. Level dependent on qualifications including relevant experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop robust purification schemes for recovering enzymes, proteins and/or nucleic acids from microbial cells using scalable separation techniques (e.g., protein precipitation techniques, TFF/MF/UF/DF, chromatography).
  • Collaborate with enzymologists and molecular engineers to achieve purity and composition requirements.
  • Work with the technoeconomic modeling group to define downstream processes in silico, including design schemes, associated costs, and relevant technical assumptions.
  • Identify, evaluate, and integrate new processes and equipment within the laboratory and at larger
  • Scale benchtop-scale purification processes to pilot-scale and industrial-scale.
  • Develop an overall process understanding and provide suggestions/feedback to upstream processes.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance for commercial scale operations.
  • Assist with the development of detailed technology transfer documents to accelerate larger scale implementation.
  • Interface with internal subject matter experts to coordinate communications with external partners and oversee activities at external partners, as necessary.
  • Work with other team members to accomplish project goals and milestones.
  • Use creative problem-solving skills to independently troubleshoot experimental challenges.
  • Continuously contribute to the company’s intellectual property portfolio and routinely track and document results in laboratory notebooks and data bases.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results to team members.
  • Effectively use current published information to understand current practices and innovations being considered to establish a fundamental understanding of the technology and to build a foundation for Greenlight process development.

Qualifications:

  • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in chemical engineering, bioengineering, biochemistry, or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of commercial experience developing and scaling downstream processes for the purification of industrial or food grade proteins and/or nucleic acids from microbial sources.
  • Strong commercial experience and process development expertise in protein purification is required.
  • Expertise with scalable separation techniques, such as filtration (MF/TFF/DF/UF), protein precipitation techniques and chromatography is required.
  • Experience in nucleic acid purification is a plus.
  • Expertise with scalable cell rupture methods is a plus.
  • Must be highly-motivated with exceptional communication, leadership, and teamwork skills.

Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate

Position summary:

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly-motivated Research Associate to work on cutting edge technology in the renewable chemicals space. The successful candidate will define and develop scalable recovery processes at the benchtop scale by applying state-of-the-art DSP techniques in the context of milestone-driven projects. The candidate will scale those processes from benchtop- to pilot- to industrial-scale. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills are essential as well as the ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement bioreactor experiments and scalable control strategies for optimization.
  • Design and develop robust purification schemes for recovering enzymes, proteins and/or nucleic acids from microbial cells using scalable separation techniques (e.g., TFF/MF/UF/DF, chromatography).
  • Collaborate with enzymologists and molecular engineers to achieve purity and composition requirements.
  • Work with the technoeconomic modeling group to define downstream processes in silico, including design schemes, associated costs, and relevant technical assumptions.
  • Scale benchtop-scale purification processes to pilot-scale and industrial-scale.
  • Work with other team members to accomplish project goals and milestones.
  • Use creative problem-solving skills to independently troubleshoot experimental challenges.
  • Continuously contribute to the company’s intellectual property portfolio and routinely track and document results in laboratory notebooks and databases.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results to team members.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering or equivalent

  • Relevant undergraduate/graduate experience in an academic or industrial laboratory (1-3 years industrial experience preferred) including:
  • Proficiency in microbial culturing and aseptic techniques (required).
  • Basic understanding of microbial metabolism and nutritional requirements (preferred).
  • Must be familiar with basic laboratory equipment: autoclave, centrifuges, fermenters, pH meter, laboratory scales and other instrumentation.
  • Expertise with scalable cell rupture methods and separation techniques is a plus.
  • Experience with basic biochemical techniques (gels, BCA assay, etc) is a plus.
  • Must be highly-motivated with exceptional communication skills and must have the ability to work successfully independently and in teams.
  • Must be flexible and have good mechanical aptitude.

Protein Chemist / Enzymologist

Position Summary:

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly motivated, and collaborative Protein Chemist to join the Analytical Chemistry team and help develop our proprietary cell-free bioprocessing platform for the production of novel RNAi products for the agricultural industries. The successful candidate will work closely with a diverse, goal-oriented R&D team, with the primary responsibility of developing, validating, and executing robust enzyme activity assays to quantify/characterize our protein biocatalysts throughout our production platform. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, along with a commitment to excellence and high quality work are required.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, validate, and execute robust enzyme activity assays to quantify biocatalyst performance in Greenlight’s proprietary cell-free matrix
  • Support Fermentation Development, Process Development, and Enzyme Engineering work streams by characterizing the activity of a variety of proteins (both native and engineered) under a diverse range of process/reaction conditions
  • Standardize and automate enzyme activity assays for increased testing throughput
  • Apply DOE methodology to optimize assays for minimal CV and increased reproducibility
  • Perform UPLC/HPLC/LC-MSMS analyses methods as appropriate to enable enzyme activity assays and support established analytical methods for metabolite quantification
  • Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results to manager and other team members
  • Work collaboratively with other R&D team members to accomplish project goals and milestones
  • Stay up to date with scientific and technical development within the field of analytical chemistry

 Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Enzymology or equivalent.
  • 4+ years’ experience, preferably in an analytical chemistry laboratory in an industrial setting.
  • Excellent knowledge of biochemistry and enzymology, including a proven track record of developing and validating enzyme activity assays
  • Experience with enzyme assays in complex matrices, such as cell lysates, is preferred
  • Ability to write standard operating procedures and implement quality control (QC) protocols for data quality
  • Experience with high-throughput assays, including automation, programming liquid handlers, etc. is a plus
  • Familiarity with diverse analytical techniques for metabolite detection/quantification
  • The successful candidate must have high quality standards for their own work, strong communication skills, and an absolute commitment to team success

Analytical Scientist / Analytical Chemist – Platform R&D

Position Summary:

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly motivated, and collaborative individual to join the Analytical Chemistry team and help develop our proprietary cell-free bioprocessing platform to enable the production of novel RNAi products for the agricultural industries. The successful candidate will work closely with a diverse, goal-oriented R&D team, providing key analytical support, including development & execution of sample extraction methods, HP LC, LC-MS, and CE chromatographic methods, and data analysis methods. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, along with a commitment to excellence and high-quality work are required.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop & execute HPLC and CE analytical methods for quantification of novel RNA compounds from complex matrices, such as cell lysates
  • Develop & execute LC-MS and UPLC analytical methods for the quantification of nucleotides and related compounds from cell lysates
  • Develop sample preparation procedures to increase robustness of HPLC methods and allow higher throughput quantification, utilizing automated liquid handling where appropriate
  • Apply DOE methodology to optimize assays for minimal CV and increased reproducibility
  • Operate and maintain analytical instrumentation, including HPLC/UPLC systems, QQQ and Q-TOF tandem mass spectrometers, CE systems, and automated liquid handlers
  • Ensure accuracy of data and timely turnaround of results coming out of the Analytical Chemistry group
  • Analyze, summarize, and present technical data to manager and other team members
  • Work collaboratively with other R&D team members to accomplish project goals and milestones

 Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or equivalent.
  • 4+ years’ experience, preferably in an analytical chemistry laboratory in an industrial setting.
  • Strong background in chemistry.
  • Method development experience, with a proven track record of successfully developing sample extraction methods and robust, specific LC quantification assays
  • Experience with nucleotide and oligonucleotide separation is preferred
  • Knowledge of biochemistry and microbial metabolism a plus
  • Familiarity with diverse analytical techniques for metabolite detection/quantification
  • Hands on experience troubleshooting analytical equipment is a plus
  • Must be highly motivated with high quality standards for one’s own work, strong communication skills, and an absolute commitment to team success

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