R&D for Japanese biotech startup *No Japanese is required

No/Low Japanese (Engineer)
Volunteer/Housing Resident


This is one of a Japanese biotech startup.

The company was established by the world prominent research who has been researching the new materials they can obtain from one of the bugs. He established this venture company to explore the opportunity to making the bug’s thread into product and manufacture the in mass production.

They strongly believe that bug’s originated material will become the future new standard materials just like cotton, silk etc.…

Their material known to be one of the strongest and has potential to combine other amino acid to create variety of materials. With its functionality and having its quality that is environmentally friendly, their technology is one of the most long-waited technologies in the world.

Many people/organizations such as US army has been trying to create this bug’s originated material into production even from 1990s, but nobody has made success.

The company is trying this difficult challenge and is creating its new way.


Work environment:

・There are about 150 employees and 10% of the employees are foreign national

・The company values everyone’s uniqueness and respect diversity

・Very flat and fair environment: everyone is given the chance to share his/her own idea. As long as the idea is relevant and logical, your idea will be valued and implemented regardless of your position or age etc.… There is no seniority system in this company

・Very unique salary system: Everyone will be given a chance to claim his/her salary. After that claim, your claimed salary will be disclosed to all the employees and everyone around you will be discussing with you weather your salary is relevant etc.…Then after the discussion, the salary will be adjusted to the level where you and everyone agrees.

・Since the company is trying to create the world’s very first technology, the speed is everything. 

Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken, Japan

Job Description

Job Description:

・You will be working on R&D of the company’s core technology

・You will be working on R&D of Spinning processing technology to create new fiber and film from protein

・You will be working on R&D of purification technology and fermentative production using microorganism

・You will be working on R&D of new molecular design which is highly functional

・Since you are challenging this new field, you will be working  on this high risk and high impact research. You have to proceed your research with high speed and great determination to realize your vision into reality.



・Specialized in one or more of the followings: bio-informatics (especially in algorithm development), genetic engineering (microorganism, plants, algae), synthetic biology, agrology, Microbial fermentation, material science, chemical engineering, chemistry, application development (for industrial and medical purposes)

・Very flexible mind set and creative thinker

・Passionate about the company’s venture

・Can commit to the success of the company for long term

・No Japanese is required



・Annual salary: 3,000,000 JPY to 7,000,000 JPY  *However it will be determined based on your capacity and experiences.  

・Salary promotion/amendment: Every half year 

・Work hours: flex work hours. Core time is 9:00-10:00 which you have to attend the company’s group meeting. As long as you attend this time, you are ok to choose your work hours freely

・Overtime work: There is no pressure about overtime work. You can decide whether you should/want to do over time or not based on your work/project etc.…

・Holiday: Saturday and Sunday, national holiday, in total you have 132 days of holiday


*Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only*


How to Apply


To check the matching between the company and you, the CEO ask you to work as a part-timer for one or week after the interview. If you and the company can build the good relationship, you will be promoted as the regular employment.


If you are intersted in this position, please apply here wit the relevant CV/resume uploaded. Upon your submission of application, we will contact you for the follow-up questions to complete your application. 


First the company will be screening your resume.  If you have been selcted for the next round interview, we will disclose you the name of the company. 


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