Encodia, Inc. is hiring a

Research Associate

San Diego, United States

About Encodia

Encodia is a rapidly growing platform company that is developing a new generation of protein analysis tools based on single-molecule protein sequencing. Our goal is to make protein sequencing easy and ubiquitous by using a novel reverse-translation technology that turns peptide sequences into DNA. The DNA can be read by a DNA sequencer, providing a path to breakthrough proteomics research at a scale that is not practical or cost-effective using current technologies.

Job Summary

We are seeking to recruit a BS/MS level Research Associate with 3-5 years of experience in scale-up and QC of bead materials supporting Next-Gen protein and immunoassay development. The successful candidate will possess excellent lab skills and with hands-on experience in bio-analytical tools for assessing assay beads and surfaces. This position will involve research and collaboration with teams that interface between material science, molecular biology, immunoassays, and bio-conjugation on solid supports. Highly motivated candidates with a passion for innovation are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting bead development and manufacturing by developing processes to generate bioconjugated materials and beads/microspheres for assays.
  • Analyzing experimental data and keeping detailed QC records of bioassay materials including solid supports, nucleic acids, and proteins.
  • Supporting development of novel Next-Gen protein and immunoassays.
  • Troubleshooting experiments proactively in dialogue with the supervisor.
  • Performing experiments according to established SOPs with minimal supervision.
  • Communicating effectively with colleagues through oral and written reports.
  • Multi-tasking effectively and completing assigned projects on time.


  • BS/MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years' of experience in bioconjugation on beads and QC, assay development, or immunoassays.
  • Experience with analytical characterization of materials and bead/surface chemistry highly desired.
  • Experience working with DNA, proteins, and antibodies a plus.
  • Hands-on experience in qPCR/PCR, gel electrophoresis, cellometer cell counter, UV/Vis, and FTIR a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, proactive, detail-oriented, and organized individual.


Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package including medical, dental, vision plans, LTD, paid vacation, and a stock plan.