Pheronym Industry Postdoc Analytical Chemistry

Create the future of agriculture!  

Farmers can lose the majority of their crops without pest control. At the same time, there are concerns with the toxicity and environmental impact of traditional chemical controls. These concerns have led to regulation and outright bans on specific pesticides around the globe. Farmers and society demand eco-friendly alternatives to control pests.

Our company, Pheronym, turned to nature to win the battle against pests. We chose pheromones, communication signals, to protect our crops. Pheronym uses nematode pheromones to control agricultural pests, providing climate-friendly alternatives to soil fumigants and improving soil health. In other words, Pheronym enables farmers to control pests in the soil using eco-friendly solutions. 

Industry Postdoc for R&D Analytical Chemistry – The position is funded by USDA AFRI collaborative grant. 

You will work primarily with Fatma, our co-founder, and interact with our collaborators at the USDA, TAMU, Berkeley lab’s ABPDU, and JEBI alongside the growing Pheronym team. We are a deeply scientific cross-disciplinary team with a strong passion for innovation. 

 As an early member, you will have a meaningful influence on the culture and growth of Pheronym. Furthermore, you’ll have incredible opportunities to research new technology and transform concepts and strategies into structured projects and make key technical decisions. 

    • Maintain a high standard of lab safety culture and design for safe operations
    • Work closely with our lab fermentation and analytical teams to optimize process conditions and analyze test data
    • Design and conduct analytical chemistry experiments using GC-MS or LC-MS and analyze and interpret test data
    • Review journal articles to improve methods
    • Implement strong communication skills across multi-disciplinary teams 
    • Write and maintain data, analysis, and reports of your projects and standard operating procedures

 You’ll take leadership in developing technological advancements and the design of the product and process. Take the next step and join us in this innovative, solutions-oriented environment. 

 This position is based in Berkeley, CA.

Apply here.


Pheronym is recruiting business and science interns.

Pheronym is an ag-biotech company. We are developing pheromones from microscopic roundworms called nematodes to control agricultural pests and provide eco-friendly sustainable pest control solutions to farmers. We specifically target pests in the soil.

Interns will receive valuable experience, thoughtful mentorship, and career guidance. This is an excellent opportunity to build a portfolio for anyone interested in laboratory experience in biotech, marketing, and/or product management.

Business Development Intern (2). Interviewing customers, developing market entry strategies, making presentations, and developing relationships with customers. 

Social Media Marketing Intern. Creating content to promote Pheronym on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, updating the website (the blog).

Laboratory Intern. Assisting in the production of pheromone extracts, media preparation for bioassays, maintaining the nematode cultures.

Compensation between $15 and $17/h. Email resumes to with “Pheronym Internship” in the subject line.