Manufacturing Associate, Reagent Manufacturing (Temporary)

Twist BioScience
Job Location
442 Littlefield Ave, South
San Francisco, CA 94080
Job Description

W­­e are seeking candidates interested in working for an exciting start-up company located in South San Francisco. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who thrive in a changing environment and enjoy supporting and delivering world-class products that meet both external and internal customer needs.       

Twist is looking for a Manufacturing Associate with skills in reagent development and manufacturing for life science products. The Manufacturing Associate will be part of a team that develops reagent manufacturing processes, formulates reagents at scale, help develop QC processes, conducts stability studies and creates manufacturing SOP’s. This position reports to the Manager of Reagent Manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with experienced Manufacturing Associates and development personnel in a production type setting to execute experimental plans, test processing parameters and assess operational boundaries
  • Maintain thorough, accurate, and detailed documentation of all work produced in batch records, databases or other acceptable formats including problems and deviations
  • Collaborate with the automation team to formulate reagents in automation friendly formats
  • Build reagents and media to scale and test according to specifications and meet manufacturing forecasts
  • Set up part numbers and bills of material
  • Write work instructions, SOP’s and training documents for manufacturing operators
  • Ability to work independently and in a safe manner
  • Ability to clearly communicate results in verbal and written formats



Preferred Qualifications: 

  • BS in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field
  • Industrial experience in manufacturing, biotechnology product development and/or technical transfer

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with working with growing and working with cells (e. coli)
  • Must be familiar with cloning and transformation
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment
  • Experience with lab equipment including manual pipettes, pH meters, analytical scales, autoclaves and reagent dispensing equipment
  • Good computer skills including experience with excel, word, Jira or similar web based programs
  • Ability to operate fermentation equipment
  • Knowledge of GMP/ISO standards
  • Experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Agile, Oracle, etc.
  • Experience with automation platforms such as Hamilton/Biomek/Tecan or Echo is a plus




How to Apply
About Our Organization

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. Our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at

Twist Bioscience is an equal opportunity employer.

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