Alga Biosciences

We stop cows from burping methane.

Governmental and Regulatory Affairs Lead

$100k - $170k
Berkeley, CA / Remote ()
Job Type
6+ years
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Caroline McKeon
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About the role

About Alga

Alga Biosciences is a fast-moving startup on a mission to transform the agricultural industry. Our goal is to eliminate methane produced by enteric fermentation. Methane is a small, energy-rich molecule with 86x the warming potential of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over the next 20 years. Global livestock account for 14.5% of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and cattle are the primary emitters via enteric fermentation.

We intend to make a dramatic impact on global methane emissions by stopping cattle from burping methane. We are collaborating with cattle-owners, ranchers, and scientists to do this in the fastest, cheapest, and most scalable way possible.

Are you motivated to deploy a bold, game-changing climate technology? We would love to hear from you.

The Job

Our Regulatory Affairs Lead will develop and own our end-to-end regulatory strategy. This will include creating relationships with international, state and federal agencies, consultants, and legal resources. This team member will be responsible for coordinating across our scientific and manufacturing teams to make sure every regulatory detail is in place. The role will require a high degree of ownership and will be rewarding to creative, results-oriented applicants.


  • Identifying, managing, and carrying out all regulatory workstreams.
  • Keeping all regulatory workstreams in alignment with project timelines.
  • Working with the scientific team and manufacturing facilities to coordinate feed supplement analysis and ensure labels are accurate and compliant.
  • Interfacing with consultants and contract research organizations (CROs) to create characterization plans for new products and characterization of samples from manufactured batches.
  • Seeking and creating relationships with regulatory consultants and resources in new geographies.


  • Strong strategic thinking. As Alga grows, you will contribute to large parts of the company’s regulatory policies.
  • Great communication skills. You will often be working with the scientific team, the business team, and external stakeholders all at once.
  • Willing to contribute to an environment of creativity, respect, and support across all roles and levels of a growing company.
  • Solution-oriented thinking. Candidate is able to quickly progress our projects in new regulatory regimes.
  • Able to manage complex projects to get Alga’s product lines onto new farms quickly and safely.
  • Comfortable with identifying cogent solutions with tangible “next steps” in otherwise ambiguous situations.


  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Relocation stipend
  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • Generous time-off policy
  • 401(k) plan


  • MS/PhD in relevant field with 6-8 years of animal feed regulation industry experience OR BA/BSc. with minimum 7-10 years of experience working with animal feed regulation.
  • Able to work in-person at our office in Berkeley, CA with potential option for remote work.
  • Work authorization in the United States (required).

If you don’t meet all the requirements but still believe your skill-set can bring Alga to the next level, please apply.

Discrimination Statement

Alga Biosciences provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Why you should join Alga Biosciences

We're a science-driven company working to solve one of the most urgent problems facing humanity.

Alga Biosciences
Team Size:3
Location:San Francisco
Daria Balatsky
Daria Balatsky
Alex Brown
Alex Brown
Caroline McKeon
Caroline McKeon