Research Associate I-II, Automation & Analytics

Posted: November 19, 2020

Closing: January 9, 2021

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? Then we are looking for you. You will love our mission of using innovative strain technology and advanced fermentation processes to create novel sources of protein for human nutrition. As a Research Associate in the Bioanalytical Process Chemistry team, you will apply innovative analytical tools and automation to provide insights into Clara’s bioprocess workstreams, working cross-functionally with the Strain, Process, and Applications teams in areas such as QA/QC, process optimization, and protein characterization.

Reports to: Associate Director, R&D

FLSA Status: Exempt, full-time

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Primary Responsibilities

  • Developing new analytical methods and performing routine existing assays to support upstream/downstream process characterization and high throughput screening
  • Compiling, analyzing and interpreting data to present in team meetings while working cross-functionally to develop new experiment to support project goals
  • Assisting in assay validation, testing external protocols, writing SOPs, and generating transfer documents for external groups
  • Working with the applications team to develop experiments for QA/QC of final product
  • Maintaining analytical equipment in a calibrated and operational state
  • Experience in basic biochemistry/molecular biology techniques (including but not limited to SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, BCA/Bradford, HPLC) to facilitate sample characterization
  • Keeping a detailed and complete record of all work performed
  • Managing routine analysis while developing novel experiments to stimulate progress
  • Using liquid handlers and other automation equipment to improve efficiency and throughput

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