HTS Research Associate

Posted: April 26, 2021

Closing: May 28, 2021

[High Throughput Screening Research Associate:]

If you love working with robots, we are looking for you! Do you have a passion for using biotechnology to build sustainable new sources of animal-free protein?  Do you want to join a new community of entrepreneurs, activists and scientists who recognize that the decades old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of 7 billion people – and that biotechnology may hold a solution. You will love our mission of using innovative robotics and synthetic DNA technology to create novel sources of protein for human nutrition.

Reports To: Senior Automation Specialist

FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Skills and Experience

  • BS in molecular biology, bio-engineering or similar program with 1 to 3 years’ experience in an industrial setting (e.g. industrial biotechnology, biofuels, synthetic biology)
  • Strong expertise in the use of robotics systems such as QPix colony picker, Biomek i7 for HTP screening as well as Molecular Devices Spectramax spectrophotomete
  • Comfortable working within a small, collaborative team, passionate about changing the world of food
  • Experience and interest in working with lab safety, e.g. handling hazmat, chemical hygiene, compliance, training, etc, is strongly desired, but not required
  • Familiar with standard synthetic biology techniques such as RE digestion and ligations, agarose gel analysis, PCR, Gibson cloning, and bacterial and yeast transformation, PAGE analysis.

As a key member of the Strain Engineering team, you will;

  • Participate in HTP screening program using Qpix and Biomek FX robots
  • Quantify protein production from yeast strains
  • Analyze and report results of HTP screening experiments
  • Maintain supply inventories for all HTP-related consumables
  • Work alongside creative, innovative scientists
  • Work with the company’s safety committee as needed

[What Clara can offer:]

  • Generous benefits package; 100% covered medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401K with company match, HSA and FSA accounts, commuter benefits, and more
  • Flexible PTO and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Located in one of the top office buildings for biotech in South San Francisco
  • Free access to fitness center onsite, and 2 complimentary yoga classes per week
  • Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, local coffee, and tea
  • Weekly happy hours with fun themes and quarterly company outings
  • Monthly all-hands meetings; 1:1 time with CEO and leadership team

How to apply…

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