Research Technician/Associate – Yeast 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.

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, consider applying for the opportunity below today.

Position Summary

Do you want to be part of a team that innovates for beer, wine and food? Are you someone who likes to work in a fast-paced environment, thrives on multitasking and enjoys helping others?  Does working on projects across a wide range of industries interest you? 

Renaissance is looking for a focused and detail orientated Research Technician/Associate to join our Research 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 Lead Research Scientist – Yeast Innovation, the Research Technician/Associate will be responsible for carrying out assigned research projects. Currently, this role focuses on activities surrounding yeast breeding and selection, including the characterization of new and established yeast, using novel selection and screening methods including fermentation, plate-based assays, and molecular biology techniques. 

This role provides the opportunity to research an organism that has a massive impact on multiple industries. This research forms a key component of our strain development pipeline for creating novel yeast strains for the food and beverage and other industries. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with research that will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as in patents.

Our ideal candidate is an independent thinker that thrives on detailed problem solving.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Education & Experience Required:

Position Details

This is a full-time role. General workdays are Monday to Friday, with the requirement for flexibility to work weekends (for scientific experiments), when needed.                

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 Technician/Associate – Yeast 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