Zymergen is hiring a Research Associate to develop, optimize and execute workflows for high throughput engineering of microbial genomes (e.g., DNA Build, Strain Build, and/or Sequencing prep) . This role is responsible for improving existing processes and establishing new protocols to deliver against program milestones. Working in a highly collaborative environment, this role has the opportunity to interact with other scientists, automation engineers, and software engineers to achieve these goals. This is also an opportunity to impact program success while shaping the microbe engineering platform of the future within a dynamic company.
Job Description and Specific Responsibilities
Typical responsibilities will include:
We favor candidates with experience designing and executing experiments in the lab: BS or MS with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. We are interested in candidates with technical training in biology, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, genomics, or related engineering fields. Lastly, we look for candidates that have displayed excellence and high achievement in previous technical and non-technical work. We prefer candidates with experience in several of the following areas.
Protocols and Equipment:
Operations and Data Analysis:
Teamwork and Personality Attributes:
Our facilities are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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.