Head of Fermentation & Scale-up


At Eligo, we are passionate about developing new drugs to address unmet medical needs!

Eligo is building a platform technology to produce eligobiotics that can target a wide range of bacterial species. With such a capability, Eligo is poised to lead the new generation of precision microbiome engineering companies. To be able to translate our research to the clinic, we need to optimize and maximize the eligobiotics titers produced from our collection of engineered producer strains.

We are seeking a fermentation engineer excited to tackle the ambitious challenge of transitioning multiple strains from microtiter plates, to bench-scale fermentation through scale-up and clinical-scale manufacturing of eligobiotics with our CROs.

The ideal candidate is passionate about microbial fermentation and process development. You’ll work with Eligo strain engineers to optimize bioprocesses for eligobiotics production using Eligo producer strains and help transition of bioprocesses to contract manufacturers for clinical batch productions.


  • Drive development of fermentation processes and scale-ups across multiple Eligo producer strains
  • Work with Eligo strain engineers to optimize eligobiotic production protocols
  • Work with Eligo chemical engineers to develop downstream purification processes
  • Lead tech transfer of strains and bioprocesses to contract manufacturers for clinical batch productions


  • Ph.D. with 1-3 years of relevant industry/postdoc experience
  • Previous success in process development and scaling
  • Experience working with E. coli a plus
  • Experience with multiple microbial hosts and fermentation systems a plus
  • Experience with tech transfer of materials and processes to contract manufacturing facilities a plus