Research Associate/Associate Scientist

Sunnyvale, CA
Jun 15, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Element Biosciences is a multi-disciplinary startup focused on innovating genetic analysis tools for the research and clinical markets. The Company's technology will broaden the end user experience through improved data quality and simplified workflows to benefit discoveries and diagnosis in healthcare.

We are seeking a highly motivated team player and fast learner to join our team. Good communication and organization skills are required, as well as the ability to multi-task to deliver results within a timeline. 


  • Execute experiments to develop and optimize flask and bioreactor bacterial protein expression, perform routine protein purification using research and production scale AKTA systems, and perform protein quality analysis
  • Support media preparation, chromatography buffer preparation, lab supplies management, BOM inventory material organization, and shipping/receiving


  • A minimum BS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry and Chemical Engineering or a related discipline, starting at 0+ years industry experience
  • Familiarity with molecular biology techniques, including cloning, and protein analytical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, HPLC SEC are a plus
  • Familiarity with protein purification platforms such as AKTA pure, AKTA Avant and AKTA Pilot
  • Hands-on experience with various research-scale affinity methods for protein purification
  • Experience with E. coli protein cell growth by flask and fermentation, and tagged protein purification preferred

We are passionate about our mission to develop high performing products to study genomics in an unprecedented flexibility and to understand biology for the improvement of healthcare. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment.  We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.   We offer excellent benefits, which include a 401K plan, competitive health benefits, flexible vacation, and equity incentives. 

We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.