Career – Research Scientist – Strain Engineering

Are you a highly skilled and innovative researcher with a Ph.D. in Genetic Engineering, specializing in yeast and/or bacteria strains? SifoTEK® is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team!

Position: Research Scientist – strain Engineering
Location: Stavanger, Norway

Essential Qualifications:

  • Dr. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field.
  • Proven expertise in gene insertion/deletion, genome engineering methodologies, and heterologous protein expression; specifically in yeast and bacterial strains.
  • Hands-on experience with plasmid design, protein purification, yield optimization, and troubleshooting.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with metabolic pathway analysis and modelling for bioproduct yield optimization.
  • Hands-on experience with CRISPR/Cas9 systems, both design and implementation.
  • Prior experience with yeast/bacteria-based precision fermentation.
  • A strong understanding of bioprocess technology.


  • Conduct genetic engineering research on yeast and/or bacteria strains.
  • Design and execute experiments to enhance strain performance, protein yield, and scale up output from laboratory to industrial setting.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate genetic advancements into product development.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and contribute to the development of innovative solutions.

Why SifoTEK?

  • Join a dynamic and forward-thinking team at the forefront of biotechnology.
  • Work on groundbreaking projects with real-world applications.
  • We offer visa and working permit in Norway for right candidate.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about genetic engineering, possess a Ph.D., and have a solid background in yeast and/or bacteria strains, we want to hear from you! Submit your resume, cover letter, and relevant docs to or apply directly at linkedin

Join us in revolutionizing the future of biotechnology at SifoTEK!

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SifoTEK® secures Funding from RFF Rogaland

Exciting news from SifoTEK®!
We’re thrilled to announce that Rogaland Regionalt forskningsfond (RFF Rogaland) has granted funding for our project, PREcision FERmEntatioN meets Circular Economy (PREFERENCE).
Aligned with RFF’s focus on “food” and “reducing the climate footprint,” SifoTEK® pioneer animal-free dairy (AFD) products in Norway. This PREFERENCE project integrates circular economy principles and spans various technologies, exploring advancements in biochemistry, microbiology, and food science.

We extend gratitude to the RFF Rogaland board for their recognition and support. This fantastic news, a pre-Christmas gift, acknowledges our team’s dedication and hard work.
Stay tuned for updates on our journey to revolutionize sustainable food production! 🌱🧀

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SifoTEK receives grant from Innovation Norway

Exciting news at SifoTEK! We have been awarded a grant of 3.5 million NOK from Innovasjon Norge for our Pilot project of Sustainable Animal-Free Milk Production. This marks the second grant we have received from Innovasjon Norge, and we are extremely grateful for their continued support in our efforts towards sustainable and innovative solutions

The grant will enable us to further our research and development of animal-free milk production that is both environmentally and socially responsible. We are committed to creating a future where food production is sustainable and equitable for all, and this grant will be instrumental in achieving our goals.

We are excited to share this news with our community and look forward to the impact this project will have on our industry and the planet. We thank Innovasjon Norge for their support and recognition of our work.

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Scandza AS Joins Forces with SifoTEK® for Sustainable Cheese Milk Production

Exciting news!

SifoTEK® has partnered with Scandza to develop sustainable milk for cheese production, taking our collaboration to the next level.

Scandza AS is a rapidly growing Scandinavian iconic consumer company and owns several popular Norwegian brands such as Synnøve Finden AS Finsbråten AS, Sørlands Chips, Leiv Vidar, Go Vegan and Peppes Pizza. With their expertise in the industry and our commitment to sustainability, we believe that this partnership will pave the way for a more sustainable future in cheese production.

Our goal is to develop a sustainable milk production process that will reduce the environmental impact of cheese production. By implementing innovative technology and sustainable practices, we aim to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, reduce water usage, and promote animal welfare.
Through this partnership, we hope to inspire other companies in the industry to follow suit and prioritize sustainability in their operations.

We look forward to the journey ahead and the positive impact this partnership will have on the environment and the industry as a whole.

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Career – Cell and molecular biology Senior Research Scientist

SifoTEK®, a company that strives for positive impact on our environment, was founded by entrepreneurs and PhD scientists. SifoTEK® is based in Stavanger, Norway.

SifoTEK® has a dedicated and experienced scientists Team who has many RD successful records including 60+ publications and several patents. We have more than 50-year experience in both biotechnology and Food industries.

Our mission is to develop, produce and supply globally with Animal Free, GREEN (reduced-CO2-emission), Sustainable and Healthier Protein Ingredients for the Food and Healthcare Industries.

Due to the current high RD activities, SifoTEK® is seeking one dedicated cell and molecular biology Senior Research Scientist who will work as a full-time in Stavanger, Norway. You will have an opportunity to work in a fast pace working environment with experienced scientists and to play a key role in the microbial culture and engineering for protein production.

 Basic Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline with at least two year of relevant research experience in an industrial setting
  • Extensive hands-on experience with DNA cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR including designing primers and DNA sequencing analysis
  • Expertise in Molecular Biology, Biochemical Assays, and Bioassay Development such as High-throughput fluorescence/chemiluminescence activity assays
  • Previous experience with protein expression, purification, and quantification
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with stable cell lines construction, bacteria and yeast cultures
  • Knowledge and ability to perform Western Blots, Flow cytometry (FACS) assay, and cell sorting
  • Competent in designing, prosecuting, and interpreting experimental studies.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in yeast culture and protein purification
  • Flexibility, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet timelines while maintaining attention to detail and high-performance standards.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the capability to present data to the team.
  • Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Capability to develop and validate new assays.
  • Understanding of large-scale protein expression and purification
  • Previous experience in the biotechnology or food industries.

Interpersonal skills, effective for working with people with different styles and backgrounds when business focus with urgency. You must have the ability to work independently and in teams. You easily connect to people and have a good communication and and social skills.  

The application should be sent to: ASAP (Please note: Apply for a position in Norway). We will be interviewing continuously.

We use background checks as part of our recruitment process. SifoTEK® shall sponsor working visa in Norway for right candidate.

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Carbon net-zero emission

In order to meet net-zero emission target, meat consumption ‘must’ fall more rapidly. ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN shall help goverment to meet the zero target.
Additionally, clean food from ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN reduces future pandemic risks and to meet animal welfare commitments.
UK government has recently urged to fund “at least” £125 Million into ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN asap since other countries are “miles ahead”.
SifoTEK® strive to work closely with Norwegian fundings to speed up ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN technology in Norway.

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Business Development and Investor Relations

SifoTEK®, a company that strives for a positive impact on our environment and was founded by entrepreneurs and Ph.D. scientists. SifoTEK® is based in Stavanger, Norway.

SifoTEK® has a dedicated and experienced scientific team that has many R&D successful records, including 90+ publications and several patents. We have more than 100-year experience in both the biotechnology and food industries.

Our mission is to develop, produce and supply globally animal-free, GREEN (almost zero CO2 emissions), sustainable, and healthy protein ingredients for the Food and Healthcare Industries.

Business Development and Investor Relations

SifoTEK AS, Stavanger

On the way to growing and striving to achieve our ambitious goals, SifoTEK® is seeking a dedicated Business Development and Investors Relations who will work full-time in Stavanger, Norway. You will have an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with an experienced management team that is responsible for creating the appropriate strategy, framework, and tactics, and for providing a very compelling investor relations roadmap.

Main Responsibilities

a) Business Development

  • Design and implement a strategic business development plan that expands the company’s customer base and ensures its strong presence
  • Identify and research potential clients, build and promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships by partnering with them and understanding their needs.
  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients, make and give presentations to them and internal executives
  • Promote the company’s products/services addressing or predicting clients’ objectives.
  • Prepare sales contracts ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines.
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients and communicate with stakeholders.
  • Develop a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and customer satisfaction.
  • Identify emerging markets and market shifts and be fully aware of new products and competition status.
  • Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs

b) Investors Relation

  • Attract the interest of potential investors, VCs, and related companies.
  • Develop investor confidence and belief in the company’s vision and strategy for delivering shareholder value.
  • Work with a company plan to achieve a successful deal according to the development and financial plan.
  • Create and manage a strong reputation by demonstrating consistent and clear communication between internal and external parties, satisfying all parties’ expectations.
  • Analyze and present financial trends, competitor behavior, shareholder issues, and anything else that could impact the business.
  • Work with legal counsel to ensure compliance on regulatory matters.

Experience and competence

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in business management or administration, finance, accounting, marketing, or related field, preferably a master’s degree.
  • 10+ years of experience in business development and/or dealing with investors and a strong track record of creating positive relations with the clients and investors community.
  • Strong understanding of related laws, regulations, requirements
  • A strong understanding of macroeconomics, capital markets trends, competitor activities, industry dynamics, and customer trends
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and management skills
  • Must be able to perform in a high-pressure environment and be able to meet tight deadlines
  • Exceptional negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Detail-oriented, client-minded focus.
  • Has superb written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to draft engaging and impactful messages for inspiring employees and investors
  • The professional working language in both English and Norwegian.


  • You will get to work with a fast-paced start-up with an innovative technology ambitious plan.
  • Monthly payment with a full benefits package as regulated.
  • Bonus scheme based on your successful records.

We use background checks as part of our recruitment process. Application is sent to: ASAP. We will be interviewing continuously.

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Patent submission in the US

SifoTEK® filed an exclusive patent with 47 pages to protect its innovative inventions of producing alternative protein, including honey and milk. This is an important milestone for SifoTEK® to prove its invention and strengthen its position on the hot race of alternative protein technology.

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SifoTEK® is approved by Helsedirektoratet for establishing a BiOLAB, GMM in Norway

Good news from SifoTEK®!

SifoTEK® is approved for establishing a BioLAB, GMM in Norway by Helsedirektoratet (The Norwegian Directorate of Health). With this approval, SifoTEK® shall become the first company in Norway works with GMM to develop and produce Animal-Free, Green nutritional proteins for Food Industry and valuable ingredients for Health Care.
Using precision bio-process, SifoTEK® Technology allows us reduce up to 96% greenhouse gas emission vs. conventional Food Tech.

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