Research Scientist – Microbial Research and Innovation

Career Opportunity – Research Scientist – Microbial Research and Innovation


Renaissance BioScience Corp. is a leading global biological engineering company.  We believe biology can transform our world by creating the things we need in healthier, more productive, and sustainable ways. Using our proprietary biological engineering platform, we create transformative solutions to real-world problems in global industries like food and beverage, agriculture, chemicals, and healthcare.


Looking for scientists, entrepreneurs, and imagineers.

We spend our working hours custom crafting microorganisms that help us feed and fuel humanity. 

Interested in joining us? Let's talk.


Our Employee Values:


  1. Communication = Open, honest, and effective communication is the cornerstone of how we work.
  2. Teamwork = We are accountable individually and as part of a team. Every person—across all departments and levels—are valuable members of our team. 
  3. Entrepreneurship = Our company is founded on an entrepreneurial mindset driving technological innovation in biology. Asking "what's possible", and questioning "what's not."


To help build our leading research and development team, we aim to hire smart people who are self-starters and results-driven. If you are a team player looking for an opportunity to grow your career in a fast-paced, rapidly growing life sciences company, please consider applying for the opportunity below today.


Position Summary


Renaissance is looking for an experienced, innovative, results-oriented Research Scientist – Microbial Research and Innovation to join our R&D Team. This role will be based out of our offices located on the University of British Columbia’s main campus, in beautiful Vancouver, BC. 


Reporting to the Principal Scientist – Microbial Research and Innovation, and as a member of the R&D team, the Research Scientist - Microbial Research and Innovation will be responsible for designing and conducting yeast strain engineering, optimization, and characterization experiments across a variety of projects to drive innovation across all the company’s different business units. The Research Scientist – Microbial Research and Innovation is expected to contribute significantly to advancing the company’s yeast strain optimization platform as well as in its biodiversity characterization program and help the company enter new research areas.


In addition to specific R&D projects, this role also provides an opportunity to spearhead the development of microbial cell factory R&D infrastructure, including the development of a variety of automated workflows. This research will form a key component of our biosynthesis pipeline as well as compliment our RNAi-based technology platform. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be involved with research that will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well in patents. 


Our ideal candidate is an independent thinker and problem solver that thrives on teamwork in an innovative and highly collaborative environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



Education & Experience Required:



Position Details


This is a full-time, permanent role.  General workdays are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday; occasional evening and/or weekend work required to meet deadlines


How to Apply

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter indicating why you feel you are a fit for this role to Please indicate Research Scientist - Microbial Research and Innovation in the subject line. We would like to thank all applicants who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, thank you.


About Renaissance BioScience Corp.


Renaissance BioScience Corp. is a privately held, global, industry leading biological engineering company based in Vancouver, Canada. Renaissance develops functional, market-ready microorganisms for the global food and beverage, agriculture, chemicals, and healthcare industries. The wholly owned commercial subsidiaries of Renaissance BioScience Corp. include Renaissance Yeast Inc., which commercializes H2S-preventing wine yeast; Renaissance Ingredients Inc., which commercializes acrylamide-reducing baker’s yeast; and Bright Brewers Yeast Inc., which commercializes beer yeast technologies. Detailed information about the Renaissance group of companies can be accessed at