Microbiology Research Associate - San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Microbiology Research Associate

Assembly Biosciences

San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Associate, Biology, Microbiology, Research,

Job Description

We are seeking a Microbiology research associate to support and perform a variety of microbiology experiments. The successful candidate will have experience with microbiology laboratory techniques, be familiar with conducting routine microbial culturing and sample analysis and comfortable in a fast paced, multitasking environment.

•   Prepare and fermentation media and other solutions
•   Apply aseptic techniques and perform microbial plating to isolate single colonies
•   Microbial culturing in tubes, shake-flask formats
•   Setup microbial cultures/assays using 24-well or 96-well  or 384-well plate formats
•   Complete batch/experimental records and enter precise SOP details/variations and data into databases
•   Coordinate sample analysis among different experiments
•   Troubleshoot small equipment in the laboratory
•   Clean and autoclave process equipment and other instruments
•   Assist in laboratory supplies and equipment ordering
•   Perform other laboratory housekeeping tasks as assigned


•   BA/BS in biology, life sciences, or related scientific field; MS is preferred
•   3+ years of biotechnology experience
•   Experience working with microbial cultures in an aseptic environment – culture scale up, transfer, and inoculation, use of multichannel pipettes and plate reader
•   Experience in working with anaerobic microbes and anaerobic gas chamber is highly desirable
•   Experience using liquid handling systems is a plus
•   Attention to detail and careful record keeping skills
•   Ability to multitask
•   Able to work independently
•   Strong computer skills
•   Familiarity with electronic notebook keeping software is desirable