Hampton Creek is hiring a

Biochemistry Lab Technician (Temp)

San Francisco, United States

Looking for a temp to commit for 6 months as a Biochemistry Lab Technician.  You will be an important member of our R&D team conducting and supporting scientific investigations surrounding protein purification.  Includes setting up experimental apparatus, documenting the experimental conditions, analyzing process stream results and drawing conclusions.

Performing experiments for purification of biomolecules from natural sources
Performing basic characterization of the products which includes moisture content, protein characterization and quantification
Carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses
Constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment, for example centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters
Ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced
Recording and sometimes interpreting results to present to senior colleagues
Using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs
Properly maintain and troubleshoot equipment and instrument as recommended
Work with senior scientists to establish best experimental designs
Conduct work in a safe manner, consistent with the lab safety and environmental stewardship guidelinesIt requires a self-starter who is willing to follow specific directions, and drive autonomously.

BS in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnologies, or related field
0-2 years of practical lab experience either in academia or industry
Strong listening skills and ability to follow specific technical directions
Good written and oral communication skills
Resourceful, independent, eager to learn, team-oriented and a meticulous attention to detail
Ability to lift 50lbs
Strong Excel skills