Manufacturing Associate Shift 1

Organization
Twist Bioscience
Job Location
South San Francisco, CA
Job Description

Programmable DNA, the software of Life, is finally here! Twist Bioscience is developing a disruptive Synthetic DNA technology that will change the world, enabling widespread health and sustainability. Synthetic biologists will use our products to engineer how organisms produce cures to diseases, everyday chemicals are made using the atmosphere as the carbon source, plants make their own fertilizers, in-vivo diagnostics will alert us when we are sick, and many more applications. 

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join our Twist Bioscience Operations Team in South San Francisco. The Manufacturing Associate will perform basic molecular biology workflows in a highly automated, high-throughput manner and will be responsible for the manufacture and analysis of a variety of custom  gene products across Twist Bioscience’s proprietary process workflow to meet the Twist production forecast and timelines. 

The ideal candidate will be driven and will do what it takes to keep manufacturing on track in a fast paced start-up environment.  The Manufacturing Associate will be responsible for the production of custom gene based products and/or various intermediates according to established SOPs and complete manufacturing batch records to contribute to the daily production schedule. 

Requirements

Duties includes but aren't limited to:

  • Manufacture of high quality custom gene products in a high throughput MFG lab according to established SOPs.
  • Operation of robotic laboratory equipment (Hamiltons and similar systems) and traditional lab equipment (bioanalyzers, centrifuges, sealers, thermocyclers, spectrometers, HPLCs,  Next Gen Sequencing etc.)
  • Knowledge and use of traditional molecular biology processes and techniques
  • Preparation of reagents and sub assemblies for MFG processes
  • Maintaining thorough, accurate and detailed documentation of all work produced in batch records, databases or other acceptable formats  including problems and deviations
  • Updating and writing work instructions and documentation
  • Ability to work independently and in a safe manner
  • Attention to details for process consistency
  • Documentation, troubleshooting and addressing process deviations
  • Packaging products
  • Ability to work in an ISO, GMP, LEAN MFG environment and follow the lean manufacturing concepts
  • Daily completion of assigned tasks to keep MFG on track
  • Bachelors/ Associates degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field and minimum of one year relevant laboratory experience: In lieu of degree,,will consider candidates with 4+ years of relevant laboratory experience 
  • Familiarity or prior experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Quick learner
  • Good computer skills including experience with Excel and Word, Jira or similar web-based programs 
  • Team based laboratory environment.
  • Working in controlled laboratory environment
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
  • Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours/ work a flexible shift as needed

 

SHIFT:  7AM-7:30 PM shift: 12h day/ 3d /4d alt work week with 1 weekend day. 

How to Apply

To become part of a growing start up, please go to http://grnh.se/atcv6w1 and 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 10,000-well high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, 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 www.twistbioscience.com. Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at https://twitter.com/TwistBioscience.

Twist Bioscience is an equal opportunity employer.

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