Join Our Team

We are an early stage, venture-backed, microbiome company located in San Francisco.

We are passionate about building products that are best-in-class and we are looking for individuals who embody that same desire.

Benefits

  • 401k with corporate matching
  • competitive salary and equity packages
  • health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • flexible schedules with a focus on work/life balance
  • unlimited vacation policy (we're all adults and professionals, not clockwatchers)
  • commuter benefits
  • cell phone stipend

Perks

  • collaborative team environment
  • kitchen stocked with gut healthy snacks
  • casual culture (66% of founders usually wearing hoodies)
  • small on-site gym
  • strong emphasis on work/life balance: we believe it, we encourage it, we live it
  • off-site, team building adventures (think giving back to the community)
  • walking distance to Caltrain, Muni
  • located in the vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood

Current Openings

If you're someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment where autonomy and collaborative teams are equally valued, AND you are excited to dedicate your life to improving health, please check out our current openings!

Pendulum™  is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live SynbioticsTM (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration. 

Pendulum™  has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them. 

We are a highly collaborative team of scientists, engineers, physicians, marketers and salespeople interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development and nutrition. We believe strongly in an individual’s transparency and strong communication to enable the most effective and efficient path to team success.

If you’re interested in building a new category of products that will help improve the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading!


We are passionate about building products that are best-in-class and we are looking for individuals who embody that same desire.

If you're someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment where autonomy and collaboration are equally valued, AND you are excited to dedicate your life to improving health, we want you to join us!

Feel compelled by our mission and vision, but don't see your dream job listed? Please apply here, and let us know which of the following departments you are interested in.

Pendulum Departments:
  • Compute R&D (Software Engineering and Data Analytics)
  • Lab R&D (Biochemistry and Microbiology)
  • Manufacturing
  • People and Culture
  • Marketing
  • Medical Affairs
  • Operations
  • IT
Pendulum's™  team is as diverse as a healthy microbiome. We welcome all to apply.

Apply Online

Pendulum™  is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live SynbioticsTM (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration. 

Pendulum™  has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them. 

We are a highly collaborative team of scientists, engineers, physicians, marketers and salespeople interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development and nutrition. We believe strongly in an individual’s transparency and strong communication to enable the most effective and efficient path to team success.

If you’re interested in building a new category of products that will help improve the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading!

We are seeking a Manufacturing Associate to join our growing team and support Pendulum’s current and future commercialization efforts. In this role, you will operate large scale fermenters to meet production needs for clinical trial studies, as well as for commercial release. Working closely with our stellar Manufacturing, Quality, and Compute teams, you will be working hands on in the front lines of production, while helping to continuously improve our cutting edge bioprocess from the ground up. Our ideal candidate brings previous experience in a cGMP bioprocess or biotechnology setting, and enjoys working with precision in a fast-paced, changing environment, while bringing kindness, collaboration, passion, and dedication to their work.
What You'll Do:
  • Weekly setup, running, and tear down of large scale fermentors including monitoring of in-process fermentation parameters
  • Ensure batch records are filled out accurately and completely according to cGMP guidelines.
  • Weigh out chemicals and prepare medium and/or buffer solutions following detailed instructions
  • Assist in monitoring of manufacturing inventory and preventative maintenance of process equipment
  • Assist in seed train propagation and downstream processing of fermentors
  • Ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are followed and reflect the current process 
  • Undertake and implement projects with a focus on safety and/or compliance risk reduction, process and equipment robustness improvement, and capacity/productivity/efficiency enhancement. 
  • Ensure department is clean and organized at all times and free of hazards and safety violations, maintain areas in high state of inspection preparedness
  • Maintain records to comply with regulatory requirements utilizing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and SOPs
About You:
  • AA or BA/BS in a technical field (biotechnology, chemical engineering, bioengineering, microbiology, biochemistry) or equivalent experience, and experience working in a cGMP industrial setting
  • Familiarity with bench scale fermentation units (e.g. PALL, Sartorius, DASGIP, Applikon and New Brunswick Eppendorf)
  • Knowledge of anaerobic microbiological techniques and SIP & CIP of process equipment, a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and strong experience in aseptic techniques, required
  • Ability to work off hours and weekends as needed
  • A team player with an open, transparent communication style, required
  • Proficient in Google suite and/or Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and stand for long periods at a time
Pendulum's™  team is as diverse as a healthy microbiome. We welcome all to apply.

Apply Online

Pendulum™ is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live Synbiotics™ (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration. 

Pendulum™ has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them. 

We are a highly collaborative team of scientists, engineers, physicians, marketers, and salespeople interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development, and nutrition. We believe strongly in transparency and strong communication to enable the most effective and efficient path to team success.

If you’re interested in building a new category of products that will help improve the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading!

The Manufacturing team is seeking a Process Engineer with plant start-up experience that will join our talented operations team to initially start-up, commission, qualify, troubleshoot, and maintain a new cGMP fermentation and fill-finish (freeze-drying and capsule) manufacturing facility located in the heart of San Francisco. Our ideal candidate is well-versed in fermentation science (preferably bacterial), fermentation equipment, cell separation processes, process development/optimization/control, validation testing, and cGMP practices. As our Process Engineer, you will be responsible for the scalability of upstream and downstream processes from laboratory scale to commercial scale. We are seeking an energetic, creative, and highly self-motivated team member that enjoys finding solutions for fermentation development while working closely with a team of manufacturing associates and microbiologists, as well as cross-functionally with the rest of our organization!

What You'll Do:
  • Provide start-up and tech transfer support of microbial fermentation and solid dose manufacturing processes and equipment including single-use bioreactors, centrifuge, filtration systems, freeze-drying, gelatin capsule filling, bottle filling, packaging, labeling, and process utilities including clean water systems, process air and gasses, and waste systems.
  • Provide support during commissioning, engineering runs and validation of process equipment.
  • Draft SOPs and Preventative Maintenance SOPs.
  • Provide training support for manufacturing technicians on new equipment and processes
  • Provide troubleshooting, repair and preventative maintenance support of automated process equipment and facilities.
  • Work with equipment and calibration contractors.
  • Support tech transfer of processes between facilities and from company to CMOs
  • Provide support for engineering and QA change control, and implement corrective actions.
  • Work with the process development team in the scale-up of new processes.
About You:
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 2-5+ years of GMP bioprocess plant experience
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills
  • Strong planning and organization orientation
  • Good time management skills
  • Works well within cross-functional teams consisting of members from a variety of different backgrounds and experience levels
Nice to Have:
  • Automation and controls experience
  • Experience with engineering design of fully integrated process operations in cGMP manufacturing facility
Pendulum's™  team is as diverse as a healthy microbiome. We welcome all to apply.

Apply Online

Pendulum™  is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live SynbioticsTM (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration. 

Pendulum™  has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them. 

We are a highly collaborative team of scientists, engineers, physicians, marketers and salespeople interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development and nutrition. We believe strongly in an individual’s transparency and strong communication to enable the most effective and efficient path to team success.

If you’re interested in building a new category of products that will help improve the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading!

Pendulum™ is seeking an experienced individual with a strong background in backend development and build/release engineering. As a Software Engineer in a highly cross-functional setting, you will design, build, test, deploy and monitor cloud services for Manufacturing and R&D applications.  We would like to have you in the office for this full-time role, but we are open to remote work and contract-to-hire for the right candidate. 

What You'll Do:
  • Develop and manage in-house software for high-throughput bioinformatics pipelines and web services
  • Coordinate documentation, testing and release of software processes and services
  • Deploy and manage cloud services using AWS and GCP
  • Automate and streamline release and deployment of computational pipeline by incorporating CI/CD 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test, and production environments
  • Provide documentation and guidance to developers for deployment and testing 
About You:
  • Passion for learning and improving yourself and the team around you
  • 3+ years directly related experience in Software Engineering
  • Strong professional experience programming in Python 
  • Experience with AWS is required
  • Strong background in Docker, ECS, Linux, Make, Bash
  • Experience reviewing code 
  • Experience with continuous builds & deployments as well as continuous integration
  • Demonstrated track record of self-directed work
  • Ability to teach others and willingness to learn new techniques
  • Desire to be in a cross-functional environment that values work-life balance
  • Good team player who thrives in collaborative environment
  • Belief in transparency and open communication 
Pendulum's™  team is as diverse as a healthy microbiome. We welcome all to apply.

Apply Online