Librede is Hiring: Organic Chemist

Organic Chemist

at Librede Inc

Carlsbad, CA


Librede utilizes the power of biotechnology to unlock the therapeutic potential of nature. Our proprietary platform uses yeast to produce high value natural products in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. The products developed by Librede are used across numerous markets including the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and beverage markets. We believe that microbes can create new products that improve the quality of life for all people in a way that conserves the precious resources and environment that we all enjoy.


Job Description

The Post-doc organic chemist will be responsible for extraction and characterization of compounds from yeast cell culture. The chemist will also be responsible for synthesizing novel compounds. The candidate will work closely with the Chief Scientific Officer to isolate, synthesize, and characterize compounds at Librede.  The candidate will be required to present results and participate in the design of experiments and optimization of work flow. This is a full-time position with a large opportunity for rapid growth.



·        Design and synthesis of specific compounds

·        Analysis of chemical compounds

·        Small scale growth of yeast cultures

·        Extraction of compounds from yeast cultures


Experience required

·        Experience equivalent to Ph.D in relevant chemistry field

·        Extraction, purification, and characterization of compounds using a variety of techniques (LC-UV/MS/MS, NMR, etc.)

·        Synthesis of natural product compounds or their precursors

·        Experience with safe handling of chemical solvents

·        Ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment

·        Maintain a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail

·        Capable of working independent work as well as in a team setting


·        Background in natural product chemistry is a plus

·        2-5 years industry experience in yeast strain or metabolic engineering is a plus

·        Familiarity of large scale production is a plus

·        Knowledge cell growth bacteria and yeast preferred


Send resume to:

jason poulos