Research Associate

Organization
Twist Bioscience
Job Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Description

 Twist Bioscience is an exciting San Francisco based (Mission Bay area) start-up company with a disruptive expertise in Synthetic DNA. Twist Bioscientists are helping scientists change the world by developing applications of Synthetic DNA that address health and sustainability problems based on innovative and high-throughput technologies. We are growing and are looking for an outstanding individual to fill our Research Associate, R&D position.   

As a member of the R&D Bio/Chem team, Research Associate will support the R&D molecular biology team developing custom DNA-based applications and assays for synthetic biology including high-throughput gene synthesis, high-throughput cloning process, NGS-based QC, etc. The Research Associate will also work with hardware engineers on implementation of processes developed by the R&D team, and work with database engineers on LIMS development for data tracking.

Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or closely-related field with a minimum of 4 years of industry experience; or Master’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Direct experience with NGS and sample preparation for NGS. Prior experience in a NGS company is highly preferred.
  • Strong background in molecular biology techniques including DNA purification, DNA quantification, PCR/qPCR, enzymatic assays, and molecular cloning.
  • Excellent communication skills. Proficient in writing, and communicating in the English language; able to present data effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Respectful and open to others’ views; contribute to building a positive team spirit.
  • Excellent documentation skills. Able to prepare documents including data summaries, technical and analytical reports, and transfer the procedures to manufacturing.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated and passionate about your work.

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with a LIMS database .
  • Experience with liquid handling systems and automation tools.
How to Apply

To become part of a growing start up, please go to http://grnh.se/768iyn1 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 athttps://twitter.com/TwistBioscience.

Twist Bioscience is an equal opportunity and an e-verify employer.

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.

Social scientists report that the image of the 'lone scientist' might be deterring US students from STEM careers.