At Shiru we believe that food should be delicious and nourishing without negatively affecting our planet. Acknowledging our growing global population as well as the imminent effects of climate change, Shiru’s mission is to create better protein ingredients that will catapult us into a sustainable food future.
With our mission in mind, Shiru makes high quality, functional food proteins through better leveraging our precious environmental resources. To do this, we employ technologies originally created to solve problems in adjacent industries, including computational biology, machine learning, and industrial fermentation and bioprocessing.
We apply computational intelligence to find the most functional natural food proteins in the world, harnessing the inherent ability of microflora to produce them. We then partner with food and beverage companies to incorporate these unique protein ingredients into everyday products. Shiru is now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across multiple disciplines to make enhanced protein ingredients for a better world.
You are an experienced engineer in LIMS, or data system. You create the data pipeline and integrate the platform experimental data with standardized processes to drive decision making in both the wet and dry lab. You can leverage your workflow skills to streamline laboratory experimental design. Working with automation robots, you can also apply your software engineering experience to build tools and platforms for scientific exploration. You have great communication skills and can present complex LIMS and data concepts to multiple audiences.
Oversee the development and maintenance of LIMS policies, procedures, and performance measurements to standardize and streamline laboratory data management
Integrate internal and external data sources to facilitate the identification of functional food traits
Integrate bioinformatics tools to support protein annotations for use in machine learning applications
Work closely with data scientists, LIMS administrator, laboratory scientists to turn experimental data into actionable knowledge
Partner with external vendors and internal Project Manager to manage the project implementation
Collaborate with software and machine learning engineers to translate R&D analyses to production workflows, as well as with vendor(s) to facilitate installation, maintenance, and system upgrades of the LIMS
Create pipelines for the dashboards and visualizations to share and communicate experimental data analyses to cross functional teams
Attributes and Requirements
You write clean, modular, and maintainable code
You are a self-starter, comfortable taking initiative and prototyping concepts to support teams innovation
You take pride in doing meaningful work and strive to be part of a business dedicated to having a positive impact on the planet
1+ Year of experience working with Benchling’s API or SDK
3+ years of experience working across highly cross functional teams
Expertise in Python and working with large datasets in Pandas/Jupyter
Experience with relational databases and SQL
At Shiru, we’re looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description. We’re expecting your skills and passion to stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. Please join us in this singular opportunity to create the future of food!
Shiru is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Shiru offers competitive compensation and employee benefits along with an attractive equity package commensurate with candidate qualifications.