Laboratory Research Associate (M/F)

DNA Script
San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 10, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are looking to assemble a team of best-in-class, innovative and passionate people. We want to gather their talents and skills to achieve one goal: unlock the power of "DNA-write". We offer the opportunity of joining a dynamic, international and highly skilled team in a pioneering startup. Our Next-Hour DNA Synthesis platforms not only have the potential to change the way the world makes and uses synthetic DNA, but also to accelerate the rate of discovery by delivering upon the promise of same-day results.

This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company and to have a large impact on developing a technology that will have far-reaching impact across biological sciences.

The position will be US based, in the South San Francisco, California office.

  • Prepare the reagents and track record of all details, such as part numbers, batch numbers, expiry date etc., in an organized format.
  • Maintain inventory of reagents, consumables, stocks and ordering as needed.
  • Receive and maintain the reagents/consumables from the Manufacturing team on a weekly basis and record the details.
  • Perform reagent inspection (e.g., CoA verification) and coordinate with the manufacturing team when any defects or abnormalities are found.
  • Coordinate with the manufacturing team and report any update or problem in the supplies immediately to the R&D team staff.
  • Follow the work instructions or SOPs and perform the reagent stability experiments.
  • Analyze the data sets and present in the team meetings.
  • Assist the engineers and other team researchers by providing support as needed.
  • Perform other duties as relevant to lab operations such as receiving deliveries, forwarding packing slips, invoices to the finance department.
  • Work with the purchasing department to ensure follow-up on quotes, new orders, backorders, and alternate solutions.
  • Maintain a clean work environment including glassware, instruments, and workspace.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Associate degree in biological or chemical sciences discipline with 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor's degree in biological or chemical sciences discipline
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain an organized record and lab management.
  • Experience with reagent preparation & qualification
  • Strong documentation skills and ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Ideal Candidate will have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or related discipline
  • Strong analytical mindset, detail oriented, and adept using Microsoft Excel or other tools to communicate and present data.
  • Knowledge and experience with using PCR and qPCR systems.
  • Versatile and adaptable to new methods, technologies, and approaches.
  • Relevant experience working in a GMP/GLP environment.
Recruitment process
  • Phone Interview with manager
  • Day interview with manager, cofounders, HR and the team
  • References Check
  • Timing: around 2-3 weeks