Careers at Calysta

Calysta is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA. The company is a leader in the development of advanced synthetic biology to create the building blocks of high value sustainable products including nutritionals, industrial materials and consumer products. We bring together capabilities in gene synthesis, computational design, and protein and pathway engineering. Join our team and build the future with us. Contact us at

Associate Corporate Development

Menlo Park, CA 

Responsible for:
Financial modeling and market analysis in support of a global business development and sales strategy

Job Description:

  • Support business development efforts via analysis of global development opportunities including financial analysis, market analysis, industry research, and partner identification
  • Create detailed financial models to support fundraising, licensing, plant construction, and market entry
  • Play a key role on cross-functional teams that include senior members of Calysta’s sales and marketing, engineering, and legal teams
  • Research and analyze industries, countries, companies and business models
  • Perform a broad range of financial and strategic analyses
  • Support CFO with financial planning and analysis, as required

Skills, Knowledge and Special Attributes Needed for this Position:

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, corporate development, or venture capital
  • Strong history of accounting, corporate finance and valuation experience; licensing experience is a plus
  • Excellent communications skills with an ability to summarize key takeaways for senior management
  • Highly proactive with an ability to work both independently and as part of the team
  • Extraordinary focus on details, accuracy and quality, but also understand the bigger picture
  • Superior analytical and modeling skills (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • A degree in biology or science and/or experience in biotech or ag-tech are a plus

Flexibility to travel internationally on an as-required basis.

Salary and Benefits:
A competitive salary and benefits package including an employee stock option program