skip to content

Engineering Biology in Cambridge


Are you passionate about Plant Biotechnology, Sustainable Ag and the Future of Food? Do you want to use your scientific expertise to make profound real-world impact? We have four immediate openings: 1) R&D scientist in Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering REF JD24004 2) Two support Research Assistants or Technicians: 1. Plant Transformation REF JD24002 & 2. Molecular Biology REF JD24005 3) Lab and Grant manager REF JD24003.

About Kyomei The Kyomei team is driven by the potential of plants to contribute to global food security amidst the challenges of climate change. We are a fast-growing plant molecular farming startup, harnessing a totally new and patented approach to produce animal-identical molecules like proteins and pigments entirely within plants as food ingredients. Kyomei emerged from the Biology Department (formerly Plant Sciences) and the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and with a diverse group of scientists, entrepreneurs, and commercial experts, we are rapidly growing on our beautiful campus in Cambridge.

We are seeking people driven by excellence, with a strong interest in using their passion for science and plants to create innovations with profound and real-world impact. You will be engaging with pioneering work, building out a new and inventive approach to produce animal-identical molecules and alter plant metabolic pathways in crop and vegetables. Qualifications: • R&D scientist: o PhD in Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, or related discipline o Experience in exploring and developing synthetic biology tools. o Experience in working on non-model plants or crops. • Resarch assistant/technician: o MPhile in in Biotechnology, Biology or Genetics Lab or equivalent o Min. one year of accumulative or 6 months of continues hands-on experience in working in a wet Lab • Lab and grant manager o Min. one year of exeprience in Lab Management (eg H&S, procurement, equipment management, budget responsibilities) Desired characteristics: • A creative and positive mindset, with a desire to work in a self-motivated, innovation lead culture. • Strong organizational and communication skills, demonstrating progress and outcomes in a clear manner to effectively engage with a diverse group of stakeholders in a fast-paced tech company.

Please request a complete job description for the position's specific duties and responsibilities. To apply or for more information, contact Kyoko Morimoto ( Please include the code for your position of interest in the email title line. R&D scientist: JD24004, research assistant/technician in plant transformation JD24002, research assistant/technician in molecular biology JD24005, and lab and grant manager JD24003.