The Associate will be joining a growing team as one of the core members. Will assist to make critical measurements used to evaluate fermentations and high throughput processes under development. The Associate will participate in continuously improving measurement quality and efficiency in collaboration with the development, production and engineering teams. They will communicate frequently with strain and process developers to help them understand assay requirements and to interpret data.
Job Description and Specific Responsibilities
Immediate responsibilities include:
The Screening Operations team within the company is integral to the construction and screening of large libraries of microbes every week. We need members of the team to be thoughtful, meticulous, well organized, energetic, collaborative, and fully engaged in the execution of the workflows. In addition, we need team members to be fully committed to the improvement of the workflows through better techniques, more efficient processes, or entirely new approaches.
We favor candidates with a background in chemistry, biology, engineering, or other quantitative disciplines (BS/BA preferred). We welcome candidates who have thrived in an operations/manufacturing environment or have otherwise strived to deliver high throughput and fast turnaround while continuously improving their measurement systems. At least 2 years of professional lab or extracurricular university lab experience required. Lastly, we look for candidates who have displayed excellence and high achievement in previous technical and non-technical work.
We prefer Associates with experience in some or all of the following areas.
Protocols and Equipment:
Operations and Data Analysis:
Previous experience in the field of synthetic biology is not essential.
Shift work and weekend work may be required.
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Founded in 2013 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zymergen is a technology company unlocking the power of biology. We deliver better economics for products made from biology that are used across industries, bring new products to market faster, and develop novel products. Our proprietary platform uses robots and machine learning to engineer microbes faster, more predictably, and to a level of performance previously unattainable. These microbes, and the products they produce, have broad applications across industries such as chemicals and materials, agriculture, and healthcare. For more information visit www.zymergen.com.