Vice President of Biotechnology – Cemvita Factory


You want to change the world and looking for tangible ways to make an impact. You are passionate about our mission: Creating Economical Carbon-Negative Solutions for a Sustainable Future, and you describe yourself by our core values:

• Customers first
Go big or go home
First-principles and multi-disciplinary approach
• Yes and…
• Sustainable, practical, and economical solutions
• Take comfort in being out of our comfort zone
• Grow together as a team; with respect and humility

We are a lean team that leverages our unique science via impactful projects that are essential to a sustainable future for humanity. As an early member of Cemvita Factory, you’ll have the unique opportunity to build the infrastructure for applications of our technology while shaping the direction of the team and the company.


• Map the interdisciplinary technical path from R&D to product in market
• Build and mentor science and engineering teams
• Manage existing collaborations, identify and create new commercial and scientific collaborations to expand the company’s technologies
• Design and execute a comprehensive R&D plan for the development of the company’s proprietary technologies
• Apply a first principles mindset to frontier technology

LOCATION: Houston, Tx
COMPENSATION: Competitive base salary, stock options, and benefits


• Technical Leadership: 50%
• Research and Development: 30%
• Project Management: 20%


• 5+ years of leadership or team management experience in academia or industry
• Experience working in industry in biotech – ideally with experience with scale up production (e.g. biomanufacturing or fermentation products)
• PhD or equivalent in Synthetic Biology and/ or related majors including Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Systems Biology
• Experience representing finished work to clients, proposal writing, project management
• Prior startup experience is not required but preferred
• Multidisciplinary background is preferred

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To submit your CV, please contact Astrid Countee: astrid@cemvitafactory