Job Location
17062 Murphy Ave
Irvine, CA 92614
Salary is commensurate with experience

Flexible benefits include options for medical, dental, and vision care

Basic Life Insurance and AD&D

Generous Paid Time Off policies

401(k) plan

Catered lunch

Job Description

Job Description

Position Title:   Research Scientist in Microbiomics

Location:              17062 Murphy Ave, Irvine, CA 92614

Reports to:         Director or R&D / CSO

Summary/Contribution of Position:

Perform or supervise the performance of laboratory and/or field experimental procedures in support of investigating a variety of disease associated with the aging process. Candidates with deep understanding of genetics, epigenetics, consumer genetics, bioinformatics, and expertise in NGS sequencing data analysis are highly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



1.                   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

 Develop the nature and general plan of approach to basic research problems; read and abstract scientific articles pertaining to prosecution of broad research problems; proceed with independent direction to organize and work out all techniques involved.

  • Plan, assign, and direct the work of several Research Associates, Laboratory Assistants, and Interns, advising them on problems which they are unable to solve, with regular meetings to discuss progress.
  • Contribute original ideas of major methodological significance to the prosecution of laboratory and/or field phases of research.
  • Take complete charge of the execution of laboratory phases of major research projects over considerable periods of time.
  • Frequent contributions of (a) original ideas of major importance in the prosecution of laboratory and/or field phases of research and/or (b) interpretation of data yielded by new/original method(s) used or developed in the course of laboratory and/or field phases of research.
  • Communicating effectively between the research team, marketing, and manufacturing
  • Engage in research and development to produce marketable products that product release may be maintained over a period of selling time
  • Co-author scientific journal articles may and level of innovational contribution publicly.



  • Attending educational workshops and seminars on the topic of Microbiomics and related fields.
  • Reviewing and writing for professional publications
  • Participating in professional societies and associations
  • Make formal presentations to association, university, and professional groups


 Responsible for conduct Beta-Testing with potential customers, and networking to seek out potential Beta-Testers

  • Responsible for writing the packaging instructions (protocol)
  • Collaborate with marketing on content for marketing collateral, website, and packaging
  • Collaborate with product strategy with the manufacturing department

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Research Associates
  • Project Leadership over teams

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genomics, Immunology, Genetics, Gerontology or a related field. 
  • 3 years of post-doctoral work, first-authored in 2 scientific publications, and second and third author in 2 secondary publications.
  • Experience with Microbiomics or Metagenomics data is required.
  • Knowledge in computational statistics and computational mathematics is desired.
  • Ability to use scripting languages such as Perl, Python, R and MySQL is desired.

Other Preferable Experience:

  • A proven, sustained track record of sales success
  • Experience in business development or project management


Core Competencies:

  • Scientific objectivity and focus
  • Ability to execute and deliver; see project to completion
  • Project and team leadership
  • Organization
  • Operational
  • Customer Service
  • Reporting/Metrics
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Team Player


How to Apply

Please email your resume and coverletter to

About Our Organization

Since its inception in 1994, Zymo Research has been proudly serving the scientific community by providing innovative, reliable, and high quality research tools at affordable prices. Our vision..."The Beauty of Science is to Make Things Simple" is now truer than ever. Whether it's epigenetics, DNA, RNA, E. coli, or yeast based research, our philosophy remains the same: To provide the highest quality products in the industry while ensuring they are both simple to use and reliable in their performance.

Zymo Research stands on three pillars which form the foundation of our company: Innovation, Quality, and Customer Service. These pillars are fundamental to our culture and ensure our products meet your needs.


Zymo Research is historically recognized for its innovation of high quality nucleic acid purification technologies. Under the branding DNA Purification Made Simple™ and RNA Purification Made Simple™, our technologies are pushing the limits of what is possible with nucleic acid isolation. As The Epigenetics Company™, Zymo Research has also received much attention for its rapidly expanding portfolio of epigenetics products and services. It is our objective to develop and provide the most comprehensive set of tools for DNA, RNA, and epigenetic research and analysis available today. Thousands of peer-reviewed scientific publications from researchers around the world feature our technologies. Through innovation, our scientists have made streamlined DNA methylation detection possible, pioneered the micro-elution column for DNA and RNA purification, developed the simplest and the most sophisticated methods for high-quality plasmid DNA purification, and patented the first RNA purification directly from Trizol® without phase separation among many other leading technologies in the industry.


At Zymo Research, we are committed to quality and guarantee that all of our products and service will meet and exceed your expectations. Our products are constantly evaluated by scientists like you to help ensure their reliability and the highest standard of quality.

Customer Service

At Zymo Research, we strive for excellence in how we support your scientific endeavors. We pledge to be honest and responsible for everything we do with you. We will treat you as we would like to be treated. Together, we will build a brighter future.

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