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Do you want to work on reversing climate change with synthetic biology? Join us!


We are an early startup with a big vision – capture 0.5GT of global CO2 emissions from the air by 2035 through biotechnology, roughly the same weight as all humans on earth combined!

To meet our climate targets the reduction of CO2 emissions is not enough, the world actively has to capture billions of tons of CO2 from our atmosphere. To achieve that we at Ucaneo develop the world’s first cell-free Direct Air Capture technology leveraging a biocatalytic membrane to capture CO2 from the air.

We are a science and mission driven team, fast moving with a break or make attitude. We have two labs, the Life Science Factory Göttingen, one of the most modern lab co-working spaces in Germany and one lab at the IRIS, Adlershof, one of the leading labs in Europe in hybrid materials with the Helmholtz Institute and HU Berlin.

• You will work on an aspiring mission with the potential to impact the life of billions of people
• You will join a diverse and high-performing team with a fast moving make or break attitude
• Flat hierarchy and open communication – the best idea wins
• From day 1 you will enjoy a high level of freedom and autonomy
• You will be part of an incredible start-up journey
• Huge learning potential and the opportunity to build things from the ground up (literally)
• Joining the Ucaneo family, go on joint offsites, and have fun activities

• Employee stock options
• Flexible working hours
• Hybrid working
• Regular team events


Laboratory work
• Design/Develop and execute enzyme activity assays, also in micro-fluidics
• Set up a reliable wet-lab documenting process to enable fast and interdisciplinary iterations on experiments
• Take responsibility for data acquisition and storage incl visualization
• Take ownership of the overall laboratory procurement and supplier network, incl. negotiating the best prices
• Work in an interdisciplinary team to integrate insights from the molecular level into the overall process design and hardware

• Leading the development of enzyme assays and measurement methodologies

• Work independently on a variety of projects from low-tech to high-tech finding pragmatic and unconventional solutions applying the pareto principle
• Highly self-directed and able to work independently, as well as the proven ability to work as a member of a cross functional teams


Skills and experience
• Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or similar
• 1+ years of hand’s on experience in a wet-lab
• Hands-on experience in analytics, e.g. plate reader & spectroscopy
• Self-reliant and neat workstyle with precise execution and documentation of your lab work

Workstyle and culture
• Ability to juggle multiple priorities and effectively deliver in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Enthusiastic and proactive approach to solve the problem combined with an goal-oriented mindset to get things done
• Analytical and structured way of working in order to be able to communicate clearly even complex issues within an interdisciplinary team

• Valid Work Permit for Germany, or able to obtain a permit

• Upload your CV through the form
• Interviews:
• 30-60 min culture fit interview
• 60 min technical & case study interview
• 2 days trial work (depending on the role)

Please note: while we appreciate all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted by our team

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