Material Innovation Analyst

Permanent employee, Full-time · Cambrium - Berlin Office

What we do
Today, materials production accounts for 23% of GHG emissions and shows no sign of slowing down. Cambrium was founded under the belief that biology offers a better way. For material innovation in nature, biology turns to proteins. Over the past 4.3 billion years evolution has shaped proteins with every material property imaginable. From surfactants and hard surfaces, to gels and foams, to coatings and adhesives. We built our platform to speed up biology’s innovation cycle to make the materials the world needs in a timeline that matters. By programming proteins at scale, we create sustainable breakthrough materials for innovators across cosmetics, fashion and packaging.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.
Your role
We are looking for a Material Innovation Analyst who will be a core part of our Business Development Team. You will be responsible for identifying, assessing and developing new business opportunities for our material innovation platform. Leveraging your technical expertise and interest in materials science, you will evaluate new use cases from both a commercial and scientific perspective. Based on a clear understanding of our flagship customer’s material pain points, you will work together with our R&D and Engineering Team to scope initial prototypes that fulfil their performance requirements. Additionally, you will work together with the Head of Business Development to develop and implement a customer acquisition strategy for new materials.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Identify new use cases across cosmetics, fashion and packaging industries
  • Conduct market sizing, competitor analysis and initial customer development to prioritize use cases
  • Identify, close and manage selected flagship customers for new materials
  • Develop technical development plans together with our R&D and Engineering Team
  • Source potential partnerships as part of the go-to-market strategy for new materials
  • Design and prepare investor materials to support fundraising efforts
Your profile
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in materials science, biology or chemistry is a plus
  • 2+ years experience in a high-growth startup, life sciences company or in management consultancy
  • Understanding of the synthetic biology field and its applications is a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to prioritize appropriately and effectively
  • Eagerness to learn quickly, willingness to take responsibility, and the ability to achieve goals collaboratively
  • Passionate about Cambrium’s mission, sustainability and the field of synthetic biology
What we offer
We are a vibrant, intrepid and purpose-driven team looking to make a positive impact on our environment. In addition to an energetic team culture you can expect the following:
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee stock options
  • Flexible working hours as we believe in ownership and trust
  • Fun team events
  • Wide-ranging lunch time conversations from space glue to the differentiation of the pistachio nut
  • Free drinks, snacks, and breakfast
About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.

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