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Research Biologist II

Food waste and fossil fuel use are two of the biggest contributors to climate change in the world today. At Electro-Active Technologies, we are working to turn food waste into a zero-emission fuel in the form of hydrogen. Using bioelectrochemical systems, our approach relies on complex microbial communities, bioprocess engineering, and reactor design to efficiently convert food waste and electricity into affordable, renewable hydrogen.


The Research Biologist will lead microbial community genomics and metabolic analyses to support on-going research programs at Electro-Active. The company offers an outstanding opportunity for advancement in addition to a competitive salary and benefits. The ideal candidate will be very motivated and passionate about sustainability with a desire to join a dynamic work environment in a company culture built around innovation and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. The ideal candidate will also bring a successful academic record and/or commercial experience in laboratory work related to microbiology/biochemical engineering.


  • Routinely perform molecular analysis including: nucleic acid extraction, quantification and purification of DNA and RNA, sequence analysis and bioinformatics

  • Design and implement protocols for advancing the science of electroactive biofilms.

  • Document results from experiments systematically to support development of commercial systems

  • Ensure data quality and integrity of assigned experiments

  • Participate and facilitate on-going collaboration with the research team PI and research team to conceptualize the methods portion of proposals, develop new research plans, and process data

  • Assist with conceptualizing innovative ideas and develop proposals for research directions

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong experimental and analytical skills in environmental microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry with focus on renewable energy production in biological systems

  • The successful candidate must be detail oriented, highly organized, independent, and a self-starter

  • ​​Ability to work independently as well as collaborate in a team environment with multiple researchers on various aspects of the research projects, and meet timelines efficiently and productively

  • Experience with ‘omics’ analyses utilizing various biological sources to extract meaningful information from large datasets

  • Experience with bioelectrochemical systems such as microbial fuel cells and microbial electrolysis cells is desirable


  • M.S. or Ph.d. with 1-3 years of academic or industrial lab experience in microbiology, molecular biology, or relevant disciplines. Candidates with less experience may be considered for internship positions.

Interested candidates please submit a resume and cover letter to