Career Opportunities

Research Technician - Yeast Innovation

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?

Renaissance is looking for a focused and detail orientated Research Technician 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 will be responsible for assisting in 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 adaptive evolution.

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.

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

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Platform Microbial Cell Factories

Renaissance is looking for a proactive and collaborative Post-Doctoral Fellow to join our R&D team to lead the implementation of fundamental and applied research in the field of Platform Microbial Cell Factories (MCFs). This role will be based jointly out of our office and Dr. Thibault Mayor’s office located on the University of British Columbia’s main campus, in beautiful Vancouver, BC.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Dahabieh, Renaissance’s Chief Scientific Officer and Dr. Thibault Mayor (UBC) as part of a Mitacs Accelerate funded collaboration, ‘Make with Microbes’. For more information about the project please visit

As the lead scientist on the project, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be responsible for all aspects of project implementation including:

1. Translating the project hypothesis and objectives into a comprehensive set of actionable experimental plans
2. Conducting literature research as necessary to realize project objectives
3. Appropriately resourcing the project including identifying and developing experimental tools, methods, and equipment necessary to successfully conduct the project
4. Executing the experimental plan including collecting, analyzing and interpreting data as appropriate.
5. Capturing and reporting on project deliverables including internal reporting, peer-reviewed publications, patents, and other forms of verbal and written communication.

It is envisioned that the Post-Doctoral Fellow will utilize the resources of both the Mayor and Renaissance labs, and will conduct experiments in both locations as appropriate in addition to training and mentoring 1-2 graduate student level scientists to aid in the project implementation. + Details