Careers

We’re currently building out our team to focus on the development of our own biomaterial technology: microbial weaving, a biofabrication process employing bacteria to grow customizable composite materials. Our goal is to provide truly sustainable + inspiring cellulose-based alternatives to reduce the industry’s dependence on petrochemical-derived materials—without sacrificing creativity.

You’ll be working in a fast paced startup with opportunities for learning and growth. We can’t promise it’ll always be glamorous, but we can promise it’ll be exciting! Check out our open positions  below to apply.

We’re Hiring!

Location: London, UK

Hours: 25 hr/week

Salary: UK Kickstart Scheme ( UK national living wage)

Desired start date: January 2021

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Special Requirements: UK Kickstart Scheme positions require applicants to be 16-24 years old for the duration of the placement and be eligible and applying for UK universal credit. More information can be founder here: 

We’re looking for a material design intern to help us design and develop material iterations of our ‘microbial weaving’ technology. You’ll work closely with and be supported by our technical and design teams to design and develop biomaterials for a range of applications. 

If you love working with new materials, aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty and want your efforts to have a genuine impact on big environmental challenges — we’d love to meet you.

You’ll be supporting design and development of bio-fabricated leather like materials and composites with opportunities to lead projects around structure, color and hand feel development.

Material Design activities

  • Assist lead designer with color and material concept development
  • Assist in design + growth of material swatches
  • Design and develop new material structures  (knit, woven, nonwoven)
  • Yarn selection and sourcing
  • Produce physical + digital sketches and design concepts
  • Aid development of digital presentation materials

 

Support daily Growlab activities

  • Maintain sample collections
  • Follow and maintain lab + sterilization protocols
  • Start and maintain sample cultures
  • Cleaning and maintenance of grow equipment

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be (age 16-24) and eligible to work in the UK / meet requirements for the UK Kickstart Scheme 
  • Strong visual portfolio showing exhibiting both experimental and technical design skills
  • a good eye for colour, texture, fabrics and patterns
  • Undergraduate degree (or working towards it) in textile design, knitwear or related field
  • Good technical foundation in textile sample creation (knit, woven, other)
  • excellent attention to detail
  • an interest in the intersection of fashion and biology, and an understanding of trends and materials in this area
  • An interest in digital / generative design methods
  • Good general knowledge of adobe creative suite (photoshop, illustrator)
  • Reliable and trustworthy with solid time-management skills.
  • Flexibility and problem solving – able to take on new ideas and challenge conventional wisdom
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to work with and support team members from different background and disciplines

 

Nice to haves:

  • Knowledge + experience growing / creating new biomaterials (scoby materials, mycelium, bioplastics, other)
  • Understanding or experience of digital / generative design platforms such as rhino/grasshopper
  • Experience / aptitude with machine knitting (Stoll, Shimaseiki) 
  • Experience in digital fabrication such as CNC / 3D printing
  • Experience working in a lab environment


How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter  (with the position you are applying for in the subject line) to people@mod-synth.com

Location: London, UK

Hours: 25 hr/week

Salary: UK Kickstart Scheme ( UK national living wage)

Desired start date: January 2021

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Special Requirements: UK Kickstart Scheme positions require applicants to be 16-24 years old for the duration of the placement and be eligible and applying for UK universal credit. More information can be founder here: 

We’re looking for a design engineering intern to support development of our ‘microbial weaving’ technology. You’ll work closely with and be supported by our technical and design teams to design and develop tools, processes, and systems for the creation of bio-fabricated (grown) materials.

If you are a systems thinker who loves to tinker with robots, additive manufacturing and future materials and want your efforts to have a genuine impact on big environmental challenges — we’d love to meet you.

You’ll be supporting the design and development of tools and systems for the creation of new biomaterials alongside our technical and creative teams

Systems + product design activities

  • Assist design and engineering team members to improve microbial weaving process
  • Design and 3D modeling of parts and tools 
  • Assist in development of digital design tools using Rhino and grasshopper 
  • Assist team in lab design + build
  • Contribute to  process development and documentation 

 

Support daily Growlab activities

  • “Warpbot” maintenance and operation
  • Follow and maintain lab + sterilization protocols
  • Start and maintain sample cultures
  • Cleaning and maintenance of grow equipment

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be (age 16-24) and eligible to work in the UK / meet requirements for the UK Kickstart Scheme 
  • Strong portfolio (can be student work) exhibiting conceptual and technical design skills
  • Undergraduate degree (or working towards it) in industrial design, architecture, product design,  3D design interdisciplinary design, mechanical engineering or related field 
  • Proven technical foundation in product and/or systems design
  • Some experience (can be student work) with additive manufacturing / CNC
  • excellent attention to detail
  • An interest in the intersection of fashion, materials and technology
  • An interest or experience in digital / generative design methods
  • Good general knowledge of adobe creative suite (photoshop, illustrator)
  • Reliable and trustworthy with solid time-management skills.
  • Flexibility and problem solving – able to take on new ideas and challenge conventional wisdom
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to work with and support team members from different background and disciplines


How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter  (with the position you are applying for in the subject line) to people@mod-synth.com

Location: London, UK

Hours: 25 hr/week

Salary: UK Kickstart Scheme ( UK national living wage)

Desired start date: January 2021

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Special Requirements: UK Kickstart Scheme positions require applicants to be 16-24 years old for the duration of the placement and be eligible and applying for UK universal credit. More information can be founder here: 

We’re looking for a Copywriting / Marketing Intern to work closely with Marketing + Creative to write blogs, social posts, and emails for our B2B and B2C audiences.

Responsibilities include SEO keyword research, updating website copy, and assisting in content planning. If you love writing, thrive  in a fast-paced environment, and are passionate about fashion + reducing its environmental impact—we’d love to meet you!

  • Write and proofread blog posts 
  • Write social posts for Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Conduct basic keyword research.
  • Maintain website copy up to date.
  • Assist in maintenance of editorial guidelines.
  • Assist in development of email marketing strategy.
  • Interview internal team members to generate content ideas.

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous writing samples; can be from school if currently a student.
  • An ability to take complex topics and make them approachable, educational, and entertaining.
  • Impeccable spelling and grammar.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms.
  • Solid time-management skills.

 

How to Apply

Send your CV and writing samples (with the position you are applying for in the subject line) to people@mod-synth.com

Location: London, UK

Hours: 25 hr/week

Salary: UK Kickstart Scheme ( UK national living wage)

Desired start date: January 2021

Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

Special Requirements: UK Kickstart Scheme positions require applicants to be 16-24 years old for the duration of the placement and be eligible and applying for UK universal credit. More information can be founder here: 

We’re looking for a biomaterial development intern to help develop and test our revolutionary biofabricated (grown by living organisms) leather-like materials. You’ll work closely with, and be supported by, our technical team to develop, process and test these materials for a range of applications. 

If you love working with new materials and want your efforts to have a genuine impact on big environmental challenges — we’d love to meet you.

You’ll be supporting research, development and testing of novel bio-fabricated leather like materials.

 

Research and Development

  • Conduct standardised internal materials testing and prepare and send samples for external analysis of physical, chemical and mechanical properties
  • Research and determine suitable testing procedures 
  • Support with testing and optimising pilot manufacturing processes to improve product performance and properties
  • Support with building and testing new equipment
  • Record and analyse results, present data to the team

 

Health and Safety

  • Follow and ensure high standards of health and safety
  • Assist with improving SOPs and risk assessments
  • Support with testing and calibration of laboratory equipment

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be eligible for Kickstart Scheme (age 16-24)
  • Undergraduate degree (or working towards one) in materials science, textile engineering or a related field
  • Practical experience in a lab or workshop
  • Good analytical skills, proficient with analysing and presenting  test data
  • Flexibility and problem solving – able to take on new ideas and challenge conventional wisdom
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to work with and support team members from different disciplines

 

Nice to have:

  • Experience with testing of textiles and/or leather like materials
  • Experience with bioengineering or biobased materials

 

How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter (with the position you are applying for in the subject line) to people@mod-synth.com