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Mycologist Job Openings at Mushroom Material – Apply Now

Mycologist Job Openings at Mushroom Material 

Mycologist Job Openings at Mushroom Material. Revolutionize Packaging with Mushroom Material: Join the Mycology Team at Mushroom Material!. Interested candidates can check out the details below and Apply Online.

Job Posting: Mycologist at Mushroom Material

Location: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

About Mushroom Material: Mushroom Material is an Auckland/Singapore startup and a leading innovator in sustainable materials. We specialize in products made from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, as an alternative to Expanded Polystyrene Styrofoam. We are committed to revolutionizing the packaging industry with eco-friendly, biodegradable alternatives that reduce the environmental impact of traditional materials. Join our team and be a part of the mushroom-based packaging revolution!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and support in-house strain management.
  • Conduct mycological research to identify and cultivate strains of mycelium suitable for packaging materials.
  • Manage mycelium growth and maintenance in controlled environments.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and test new mycelium-based packaging prototypes.
  • Optimize mycelium production processes for scalability and cost-effectiveness.
  • Analyze data, track experiments, and maintain detailed records of mycological research.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in mycology and biotechnology to inform our research and development.
  • International travel may be required to our head office in Singapore.
  • Required qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mycology, Biology, or related field (Master’s or Ph.D. preferred).
  • Proven experience working with mycelium and fungi in a research or industrial setting.
  • Strong knowledge of fungal biology, growth cycles, and strain selection.
  • Experience with laboratory techniques, sterile techniques, and data analysis.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and communicate scientific findings effectively.
  • A passion for sustainability and an understanding of the environmental impact of traditional packaging materials.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Positive work culture that values collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
  • We value work-life balance and understand that a healthy life outside of work is essential for creativity and productivity. Our flexible work hours support this balance.
  • Work from home (WFH) is available if you’re not required for specific on-site tasks.
  • Stay at the forefront of mycological research with continuous learning opportunities. Attend conferences, workshops, and training to expand your knowledge and skills.
  • Take your career to new heights by becoming a key player in a rapidly growing startup.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV, a cover letter detailing their mycological experience, and any relevant research publications. Mushroom Material is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and demographics.


Shekhar Suman is the Co-founder of BioTecNika Info Labs Pvt. Ltd. He is an Entrepreneur, Writer, Public Speaker, and a Motivational Coach. In his career, he has mentored more than 100,000+ students toward success in the Biopharma Industry. He heads the BioTecNika Group, which comprises,, and An avid reader and listener who is passionate about BioSciences. Today Biotecnika is India's largest Biotech Career portal, with over 5 Million subscribers from academia & Industry. It's ranked among the top 50 websites worldwide in the Biology category.


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