Job Description and Specific Responsibilities
Zymergen is hiring for the position Technician I, Media Services. The Technician will support the high-throughput engineering and evaluation of microbes through preparation of reagents and materials for use by the Operations team. The Technician will participate alongside both the Operations and the Development teams to understand the workflows, and plan and execute the support activities. In addition, the Technician will participate in efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the protocols used to support the Operations team.
Immediate responsibilities include:
The Operations team within the company is integral to the construction and screening of thousands of microbes per week. We need support for this team from a Technician who is thoughtful, meticulous, well-organized, energetic, collaborative, and fully engaged in assisting in the execution of the workflows. This position will be among the early hires to the team. This person will shape the technical and cultural aspects of the team and establish best practices within a growing company.
We require experience in complex and intense environments. We require a work history that shows substantial skill in organizing complex projects including running several projects simultaneously, all within a fast paced workplace. We prefer candidates that have worked in manufacturing environments, developed and used protocols, and worked within intensely collaborative teams. Lastly, we look for candidates that have displayed excellence and high achievement in previous technical and non-technical work.
We prefer a Technician with experience in some or all of the following areas.
Protocols and Equipment:
Operations and Data Analysis:
The position may require work outside of the normal business hours (M-F 9-6) including weekends and holidays. Our facilities are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.