Team leader for Pathway and Strain Engineering


1. Provide strategic direction for the Pathway and Strain Engineering team, aligning strategies with company goals. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver value.

2. Work within a collaborative, interdisciplinary team to actively contribute to executing the company's vision.

3. Maintain a high level of scientific expertise aligned with project requirements, expand the scientific capabilities of the SynBio group, and serve as a scientific resource for MojiaBio.

4. Lead and manage pathway and strain development campaigns, offering project-level guidance and best practices.

5. Provide mentorship, guidance, and support to team members, fostering a culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development.

6. Plan, coordinate, and execute pathway and strain engineering projects, ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery of project objectives.

7. Utilize computational models to develop and implement strain engineering and protein design strategies, conducting in-depth research to inform engineering strategies, constrain models, and optimize gene designs.

8. Effectively communicate with cross-functional teams to tackle complex challenges in protein and enzyme engineering projects.

9. Keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in protein and enzyme engineering, applying emerging technologies to enhance strategies and project outcomes.

10. Implement quality control measures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of experimental data and results.

11. Participate with IP team to protect, enrich and increase value of the company's technology IP portfolio.

12. Ensure that all research activities adhere to regulatory guidelines and safety standards.


1. Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related fields with a minimum of 6 years of experience working in pathway/strain engineering in industrial settings or similar environment. MSc with significant relevant experience will be considered.

2. Demonstrated success in leading or managing projects in pathway and strain engineering with a team of 5 or more members is essential.

3. Extensive experience in advanced molecular biology within strain engineering, demonstrating a profound understanding of microbial metabolism, gene selection, and metabolic engineering strategies, including fundamental bioinformatics.

4. Strong scientific and analytical skills are a must. Candidates should have the ability to efficiently multitask, prioritize tasks effectively, and bring projects to successful conclusions.

5. Proven leadership abilities, including the capacity to motivate and inspire high-performing teams, are essential.

6. Effective organizational skills, including setting, prioritizing, and achieving research goals, are a key requirement.

7. Solid strategic thinking is necessary for developing and articulating program strategy, risk mitigation plans, and milestones.

8. Capable to adapt and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced work setting, contributing to a positive and inclusive team culture.

9. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills in Chinese and English.

10. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues.