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Research Associate, Upstream Process Analytics (PE)

Company: Codexis, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Are you ready to join our mission to improve the health of people and the planet? Do you have apassion for science and the transformational role that enzymes are playing? Come be part of our team at Codexis, Inc. We are a leading enzyme engineering company leveraging our proprietary CodeEvolver - technology platform to discover and develop novel, high performance enzymes and novel biotherapeutics.
Our Performance Enzymes Division focuses on engineered novel enzymes that have applications in the sustainable manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, food, and industrial products, and in the creation of the next generation of life science tools. These unique enzymes drive product and process improvements across multiple industries and applications.
We are looking to hire a Research Associate, Process Analytics to join our Upstream Bioprocess Team. As part of this dynamic team, you will be responsible for the execution of process analytics experiments to support the Industrial Enzymes team. If any of the below describes you, we would love to meet you!Are you excited about the advancement of industrial enzymes to impact the world and communities around us?Do you thrive in a fast-paced yet collaborative and supportive team environment?Are you driven by scientific curiosity and devoted to continuous learning in a collaborative and supportive team environment? In this role you will be responsible for: Analytical biochemistry, using diverse techniques including enzyme activity assays, SDS-PAGE, host cell-DNA (qPCR), and others as necessary.In process analytics: quantification of organic acids and metabolites in fermentation and upstream bioprocesses using YSI, Gallery or similar equipment.Processing high volume of samples from internal and external fermentation workflows.Adhering to SOPs which are used for process characterization and potentially contributing to developing new SOPs.Maintaining a clean, organized, and tidy lab environment and maintaining lab notebooks.Being motivated to learn new laboratory workflows focused on process analytics and fermentation and establishing new assays
To be successful in this role, your background and experience should include: Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related discipline with 1-2 years' experience in fermentation analytical support.Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.Ability to keep organized records and documentation and follow SOPs.Ability to prioritize responsibilities, multi-task and remain flexible with changing needs.Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.Experience with high-throughput sample analysis is a plus.Experience with DOE and statistical analysis is a plus. What can Codexis offer you? (besides an amazing and collaborative culture?)Full benefits on your first day100% match on 401k (up to 4%)Generous flex time offFitness reimbursementFree fitness classesBack up child/dependent careCommuter vouchersStudent loan assistance PRINCIPALS ONLYNO AGENCIES OR THIRD PARTIESCodexis 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.

Keywords: Codexis, Inc., Redwood City , Research Associate, Upstream Process Analytics (PE), Other , Redwood City, California

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