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4S Fellow

Emeryville, CA
$135000 - $160000 / YEAR
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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Administration, Project Management
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


This position is a 12-month engagement and may be based in either Emeryville, CA (SF Bay Area) or Minneapolis, MN intended for an academic or research sabbatical. 


The Safety, Security, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility (4S) Fellow is responsible for acting as the lead subject matter expert (SME) and advisor for all BioMADE’s 4S activities. The 4S Fellow will inform on best practices, key areas, and gaps in the 4S field.  The successful candidate will engage externally to promote BioMADE’s 4S work and remain current with the state-of-the-art for the advancement of the ecosystem.  A description of 4S work to date can be found at: 4S Fellow will work with and support the 4S Committee and Subcommittees made up of BioMADE members, U.S. Government representatives, and leading 4S experts. This position will be responsible for advising on project calls that address the social dimensions of bioindustrial manufacturing, and on the selection of projects for funding.  This position will report to the Head of Programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide advice and knowledge as a SME to develop and grow a comprehensive program to advance the safety, security, sustainability, and social responsibilities (4S) of bioindustrial manufacturing.
  • Engage in external facing 4S activities with BioMADE members, academic institutions, and government entities.
  • Prepare reports and associated documents for BioMADE leadership, committees, and DoD, to inform and advise on 4S strategy and best practices.
  • Assist in defining and maintaining BioMADE 4S guidance & standards by interacting with individuals, members, and teams across BioMADE to ensure a consistent 4S approach to every program endeavor.
  • Support 4S Program and Project Managers and Specialists by providing expert knowledge and advice.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of 4S Agency Directed Proposals in accordance with BioMADE’s internal timeline and submission guidelines. As the SME, review and evaluate proposals created by other team members.
  • Participate in the 4S portion of Institute Project Calls. Provide SME level input and advice for the RFP process, including gathering topics from committees and subcommittees and the review and scoring of white papers and full proposals.
  • Review and provide recommendations for final technical/progress reports and post-award impact reports to identify project achievements to be shared publicly.
  • Participate in the 4S Committee and Subcommittee meetings, as appropriate.
  • Partner with the 4S Committee and subcommittees to revise the annual 4S committee document.
  • Collaborate with the BioMADE Communications Team on publications, presentations, research findings, and broader impacts resulting from projects such that they are being appropriately shared with BioMADE membership and external stakeholders, in accordance with BioMADE confidentiality provisions.
  • Other duties as assigned.




BioMADE is a public-private partnership at the forefront of the exciting bioindustrial manufacturing industry. Bioindustrial manufacturing is transforming how we make products in the U.S. – from chemicals to materials to food and more. Working with our network of nearly 300 leading industry, academic, and nonprofit members, BioMADE is securing America’s future through bioindustrial manufacturing innovation, education, and collaboration. 


By harnessing the power of biology, BioMADE and its members are creating more robust and resilient supply chains, making the U.S. more self-sufficient, re-shoring manufacturing jobs, and producing more environmentally sustainable products without relying on traditional petroleum sources. BioMADE is also building a diverse and globally competitive STEM workforce to ensure American workers are prepared and ready to fill new jobs within this rapidly growing industry. National interest and momentum for bioindustrial manufacturing is at an all-time high. Join this dynamic, growing organization to make a difference in the future of bioindustrial manufacturing!  


BioMADE recognizes the value of diversity in the scientific endeavor. We nurture merit, talent, and achievement by supporting equal opportunity and encouraging diversity and welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs to join us in our mission to enable domestic bioindustrial manufacturing at all scales. Research indicates that individuals who identify as male tend to apply for jobs when they meet just 60% of the criteria, while individuals who identify as female and individuals from marginalized groups only apply if they are a 100% match. If you are passionate about mission-driven organizations and believe that you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you do not meet all the qualifications, please apply. We appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.


BioMADE offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, an annual bonus plan, and a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and a generous contribution toward dependent coverage, short- and long-term disability insurance, basic and supplemental life insurance, flexible spending plan, a robust 401(k) retirement plan with a dollar-for-dollar up to 6% match, accrued Paid Time Off, and a generous holiday calendar. We also offer a hybrid work environment for many positions, casual dress, free parking, internet and cell phone stipend, and continuing skillset development opportunities.  This position may be based in either the San Francisco Bay Area or Minneapolis, MN. 


Export Control Disclaimer  

This position will involve access to hardware, commodities, and technical information subject to the Export Administration Regulations or International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Accordingly, any hiring decision might depend in part on the BioMADE's ability to obtain or rely on federal government authorization as required, if you are not a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., asylee, refugee, or other qualifying protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).


EOE Statement  

BioMADE is an equal opportunity employer to all and makes hiring and employment decisions without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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