Research Associate, Development

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are currently looking for Research Associates to work in Development for a leading Bay Area biotechnology company.

Research Associate, Development
 
Summary:
The Research Associate will work in a team environment to develop protocols for high-throughput microbial strain engineering, plate models for microbe growth and production, and then enable their use in high throughput workflows.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Building DNA assemblies
  • Using software tools for DNA analysis and design
  • Transforming a variety of host microbes (bacteria, yeast, fungi), and culturing those host microbes in 96 well format
  • Perform PCR, DNA and protein electrophoresis, western blotting, spectrophotometry, and other plate based assays to QC and test strains
  • Using a broad range of analytical equipment for high-throughput sample analysis
  • Preparing materials including media and buffers, managing experiment schedules, processing materials, and collecting, storing and analyzing data
  • Using automation tools to increase experimental throughput
  • Communicating experimental results to the project team
 
Requirements:
  • BS with 4+ years of experience, or MS with 2+ years of experience.
  • Experience should be in molecular biology, microbiology, bioengineering, biochemistry, or related discipline.
  • Familiarity with techniques in molecular biology, including PCR, DNA assembly, DNA sequencing sample prep, microbe transformation (bacteria, yeast, filamentous fungi); with cell physiology in microtiter plate models and in bench-scale fermentation; and with assay such as HPLC, GC, plate-based enzymatic assays, or other optical measurements
  • Experience using lab automation (Beckman, Tecan, etc.) to enable complicated or high-throughput protocols
  • Proficiency in the use of analytical equipment such as plate readers, automated DNA electrophoresis systems, or flow cytometry
  • Experience writing, optimizing, and following complicated SOPs
  • Capability to manage multiple ongoing multiday workflows, including preparing reagents and materials, and managing implementation
  • Familiarity with concepts in statistics, tools to analyze data such as Excel, JMP, or Spotfire
  • Location: San Francisco / Bay Area
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: TS3600591220