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Research Assistant I/II, Quality Control

Company: Codexis, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 10, 2022

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 can't do it without YOU!

To help us reach our goals, we are currently seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Quality Control Research Assistant to join our Quality Control Team.

As part of this collaborative team you will oversee day-to-day QC operations and analyses of biocatalysts (enzymes) to contribute to the release of commercial products as well as support analytical development for cross functional teams.

If any of these statements describe you, we would love to meet you!
Are you extremely detail oriented, yet function well in the grey areas?
Do you thrive in an environment that allows you to contribute towards a path that leads to the end result?
Are you passionate about impeccable quality?

In this role you will:
Perform analytical testing of finished product and in-process samples following SOPs.
Routinely perform sample receipt and maintain test sample inventory and documentation.
Routinely perform labelling and packaging of commercial products in a quality and timely manner.
Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks, following good documentation practices.
Assist with overall lab functions including general lab organization, maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment, housekeeping and maintaining order and cleanliness of laboratory, equipment and storages.

To be successful in this role your background and experience should include:
BS in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biological Sciences or equivalent with 1-3 years of industrial experience, preferably in a Quality Control GMP pharmaceutical environment.
Excellent laboratory skills/techniques.
Good critical thinking and attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
Ability to work independently within prescribed guidelines, or as a team member.
Ability to multitask and produce quality results under tight timelines with sound documentation.
General computer skills including proficient use of Microsoft Office.

A Working knowledge of the following would be deemed a huge plus!:
Statistical tools for data analysis
Enzymatic assays
Analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC, Karl Fischer, Loss on Drying, UV-Vis and electrophoresis.
Experience with GMP regulations and good documentation practices.

What can Codexis offer you? (besides an amazing and collaborative culture?)
Full benefits on day your first day
100% match on 401k (up to 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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Keywords: Codexis, Inc., Redwood City , Research Assistant I/II, Quality Control, Other , Redwood City, California

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