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Research Assistant/Associate, High Throughput Screening & Selection

Company: Codexis
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Are you ready to join our mission to enhance protein optimization and production? Do you have a passion for applying innovative technology to create novel products? Come be part of the Codexis, Inc team where every day we get to unlock the power of proteins!

Since 2002, Codexis scientists and bioinformatics experts have worked collaboratively with our clients to do just that, enabling breakthrough developments for applications across multiple industries! As Codexis expands its footprint we are in constant need to find new ways to diversify applications of our CodeEvolverTM protein engineering platform.

But we cant do it without YOU!

To help us reach our goals we are looking to hire a highly motivated Research Assistant/Associate to broadly support the research organization. As part of this team you would support the development and discovery of novel enzymes by contributing to the efforts of the high throughput protein expression laboratory.

If any of the below describes you, we would love to meet you!

  • Would you like contributing to the success of the research and development organization at Codexis?
  • Are you extremely organized, detail-oriented, an independent worker who also enjoys working in a team?
  • Do you like following procedures and optimizing processes to improve protocols?
  • Are you comfortable executing daily routine tasks efficiently with a detail-oriented mindset?

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Fulfilling requests for high throughput protein expression using lab automation including liquid handlers and automated colony pickers in a team setting.
  • Assist in the development and optimization of high throughput protein expression protocols for bacterial and fungal organisms.
  • Track and update request data in an automated LIMS system.
  • Work collaboratively with internal clients to troubleshoot issues and update status of internal requests.
  • Keeping and maintaining a clean laboratory and workspace.
  • Assisting in the production of sample kits for internal screening.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, your background and experience should include:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent recognized qualification with 1 - 3 years of experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Ability to work weekend shifts is required.
  • Desire to work with laboratory automation. (Experience working with liquid handlers such as Biomek NX/FX or iSeries robots is preferred)
  • General knowledge of biochemistry and microbial protein expression techniques.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, multi-task, think critically and work both independently and within teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and documentation skills.
  • Ability to follow protocols consistently and accurately.
  • Attention to detail, safety, and good laboratory practices.


What can Codexis offer you? (besides an amazing and collaborative culture?)

Full benefits your first day

100% match on 401k

Generous flex time off

Fitness reimbursement

Free fitness classes

Back up child/dependent care

Commuter vouchers

Much more!



Codexis is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.


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