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Research Associate (Molecular Biology)

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to join our R&D Team. This role will report to the Team Lead within the R&D group and will have an opportunity to contribute to the development of new products and building our business around our biopolymer-printer. A successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced and a highly collaborative start-up environment doing cutting-edge science. This person will work closely with personnel from the R&D, Manufacturing and Operations Team. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conceive, plan and execute wet lab experiments.
  • Engage and collaborate with team members at Codex DNA to bring research related initiatives towards new product development.
  • Document experiments in detailed and complete reports; present data-supported conclusions in meetings.
  • Consistently demonstrate initiative and follow-through in implementing projects and tasks.
  • Keep up to date with scientific literature in the areas of strategic interest to Codex DNA.
  • All other duties as assigned or necessary
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, Cloning (Gibson Assembly, Conventional Ligation Technique, Golden-Gate Assembly), plasmid and genomic DNA extraction, agarose-gel analysis and extraction of DNA, Microbiological media preparation, Buffers preparation, Sterile Techniques for propagating bacterial and yeast cultures, Sanger Sequencing and NGS data analysis.
  • Hands-on experience with in vitro transcription and coupled in vitro transcription-translation, protein overexpression techniques, analysis through SDS-PAGE, Western Blot will be a good fit.
  • Innovative in trouble shooting, generating new ideas and constantly willing to learn will be considered highly favorable characteristics for this position.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities and projects is expected.
Organization
Codex DNA
Organization Website
Job Location

9535 Waples St Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

Requirements

 

Education Requirements:

MS degree in Life Sciences or a related field with 2+ years of relevant laboratory experience.

About Our Organization

Our mission is to apply our breakthroughs in automation solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis to enable customers to program and "write" synthetic biology that creates sustainable healthcare and technology solutions for some of humanity’s biggest challenges.  Our gene synthesis portfolio reduces the turnaround time for synthesizing workflows from weeks and months to days and hours, and includes the BioXp™ system, DNA services, Gibson Assembly® reagents, and Vmax™ chemically competent cells.  In addition to automating, accelerating, and optimizing DNA design, synthesis, cloning and amplification, Codex DNA and the BioXp™ system ensure your designs stay in your hands, marrying speed and security for innovators in drug discovery, vaccine development, precision medicine, and beyond.

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Senior Software Engineer

We are seeking a Sr. Software Engineer to support and extend the capabilities of the BioXp family of products. A successful candidate will have an enthusiastic entrepreneurial work ethic. This person will work closely with Product Development and Research Scientists as well as Device Manufacturing.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, write and debug production software and algorithms to control automated robotic laboratory instrument.
  • Development of windows desktop application using Microsoft .NET Frameworks, C# WPF, C++, Prism with MVVM design pattern.
  • Utilize standard Software Lifecycle Management tools and techniques as well as development tools JIRA / Confluence/ Agile / SCRUM.
  • Responsible for generation of software validation protocols and test programs as well as software requirements and specification documents.
  • Review product and/or application information including manuals and brochures for technical accuracy.
  • Able to communicate non-technically to laboratory clients related to production issues and gathering new functional requirements.
  • Contribute to the Software Engineering effort on a high-level in cross-functional project teams, identify project specifications and equipment needs and carry out the necessary effort. Will interface with external contractors or OEM developers and coordinate with hardware/firmware development.
  • Machine Vision and OpenCV experience a plus
  • Experience with GMP and Software Design Controls plus
  • Experience with medical device development a plus
  • All other duties as assigned or necessary

    Working Conditions:

    • Under standard working conditions, this position is based in our San Diego, CA office.
    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • As a critical and essential role, the candidate must be willing and able to travel to the San Diego, CA office to report to work. We have protocols in place to provide a safe, socially distanced work environment.
    • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds required.
    Organization
    Codex DNA
    Organization Website
    Job Location

    9535 Waples St Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92121
    United States

    Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

    • 5+ years engineering experience with medical device, robotics, or relevant instrument.
    • 5+ years windows desktop application design and development experience using Microsoft .NET Framework, C# WPF, C++, Prism.
    • Troubleshoot the most challenging problems and recommend and implement solutions.
    • Highly adaptable and independent
    • Thrive in a start-up, rapidly growing company environment
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills, great computer skills
    • Take initiative and have a growth mindset
    • Follow direction with enthusiasm

     

    Education Requirements:

    • B.S./M.S. in Computer Science or significant experience.
    About Our Organization

    Our mission is to apply our breakthroughs in automation solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis to enable customers to program and "write" synthetic biology that creates sustainable healthcare and technology solutions for some of humanity’s biggest challenges.  Our gene synthesis portfolio reduces the turnaround time for synthesizing workflows from weeks and months to days and hours, and includes the BioXp™ system, DNA services, Gibson Assembly® reagents, and Vmax™ chemically competent cells.  In addition to automating, accelerating, and optimizing DNA design, synthesis, cloning and amplification, Codex DNA and the BioXp™ system ensure your designs stay in your hands, marrying speed and security for innovators in drug discovery, vaccine development, precision medicine, and beyond.

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    Accounting Specialist

    Job Title:         Accounting Specialist
    Reports to:       Manager, Accounting
    FLSA Class:     Nonexempt


    Introduction to Job Post:
    The Accounting Specialist role is responsible for performing day-to-day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording data.  This role supports the Finance team for month-end closing and has responsibilities in collecting and supporting the Accounts Receivable (AR) functions.

    The Accounting Specialist is expected to seek minimal daily instructions and may be asked to resolve minor transactional issues.  The Accounting Specialist is expected to alert team members or their supervisor of unusual or non-routine type transactions.

    The Accounting Specialist role is office-based.

    Essential Functions:

    • Accounts Receivable:
      • Perform collection calls to customers, with the goal to reduce the number of past due accounts and attend to any issues relating to collections.
      • Support the AR Hot Line and the Accounts Receivable Email Box.
      • Communicate directly with customers to resolve any issues with their account and supplying copies of invoices when needed.
      • Send Invoices by mail, email, or fax to customers.
      • Support other AR functions such as Cash Receipts, Auto Invoicing, Manual Invoicing and Customer Master Changes.
      • Responds to customer’s inquiries and issues regarding invoices via incoming phone calls, written correspondence, or email.
    • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


    Education/Certification, Experience, and Competencies:

    • AS/AA in Accounting/Finance with 3 years of Accounting/Finance experience or BA in Accounting/Finance and 1 year of Accounting/Finance experience.
    • Intermediate Word and Excel skills.
    • Effective business communication skills – both verbal and written.
    • Ability to multitask, manage priorities, understand workflow and attention to details.
    • Self-motivated and highly organized.
    • Oracle 12 or similar ERP experience is a plus.



    AAP/EEO Statement:
    Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Disclaimer:
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

    Organization
    Takara Bio USA, Inc.
    Organization Website
    Job Location

    2560 Orchard Parkway
    San Jose, CA 95131
    United States

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    Product Manager (Cell Biology)

    Job Title:         Product Manager (Cell Biology)
    Reports to:       Director, Product Management
    FLSA Class:     Exempt


    Position Summary/Objective:
    The candidate will manage our Stem Cell and Gene Function portfolios including but not limited to our stem cell, gene delivery and gene editing product lines. This Product Manager position is ideally suited to a candidate with 2 years’ experience in a related marketing or sales role with a strong life science background.

    Applicants who are cell biology scientists with no marketing experience but a drive to learn will be additionally considered but at Associate Product Manager Level.

    The Product Manager is responsible for managing a limited range of products through the product life cycle that includes working with R&D to set specifications and guide product development; developing launch plans and promotional activities; delivering training to our worldwide sales team to guide sales activities; working with our operations team to ensure that product availability meets market expectations. The Product Manager also participates in planning activities that include but are not limited to implementing pricing changes, analyzing competitive position, forecasting sales, and developing a tactical marketing plan for their area of responsibility.

    The Product Manager works closely and receives guidance from the Director, Product Management to set priorities and schedule work.

    The Product Manager role is office-based. A limited amount of travel will be required as needed.

    Essential Functions:

    • Manage product line(s) through the entire product life cycle including conducting market research to identify needs, setting specifications for R&D to meet identified needs, launching products, and retiring products.
    • Create product specifications that provide direction to R&D and ensure that the products being developed are targeted to identified opportunities.
    • Develop and implement tactical plans for comprehensive and successful product launches.
    • Make recommendations for and implement promotional plans.
    • Conduct 6- or 12-month post launch reviews for key products.
    • Ensure that products can be easily found by customers who are searching for them; provide web content that is informative and aids customer purchasing decisions.  
    • Conduct outbound marketing activities to inform customers of how the products can aid and improve their research.
    • Develop sales support and distributor training materials including customer facing presentations and customer, sales, and distributor training materials.
    • Conduct training to provide direction to the sales team on product technology and selling strategies.
    • Conduct tactical team meetings that summarize sales targets, promotional campaigns, and competitor activity. 
    • Actively work with marketing management to define tactics and recommend specific actions based on campaign analysis and metrics.
    • Work with Operations to ensure consistent product availability and quality.
    • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


    Education/Certification, Experience, and Competencies:

    • Requires a BA, BS degree; MS, PhD is a big plus.
    • A minimum of 2 years of experience in marketing or sales.  Other experience may be considered
    • Demonstrated proficiency in presenting, written and verbal communication skills is required.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
    • Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational and time management skills.
    • The ability to work as part of a team and creatively is required.



    AAP/EEO Statement:
    Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


    Disclaimer:
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Organization
    Takara Bio USA, Inc.
    Organization Website
    Job Location

    2560 Orchard Parkway
    San Jose, CA 95131
    United States

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    Software Quality Assurance Tester

    We are seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance Tester to join our growing startup team. This position will develop and execute test plans to ensure software meets established standards and requirements. The Software Quality Assurance Tester will help define procedures and support the achievement of long-term objectives of the team. This role will play a key part the software development efforts, engaging closely with the engineering and project management teams to achieve high quality deployments of software improvements. The Quality Assurance Tester will combine organizational skills, familiarity with software development, and strict attention to detail to help ensure we achieve the highest standards possible.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for testing and evaluating proprietary software applications.
    • Design, develop, and execute manual test cases and test plans based on software requirements and technical specifications.
    • Find, report, and track bugs to resolution; record and document expected results against actual results.
    • Define the scope of testing within the context of each release / delivery.
    • Work closely with the technical team to document all findings, requirement variances, and defects.
    • Work closely with business owners and end user groups to assess needs, resolve questions, and facilitate understanding.
    • Prioritize and manage a large volume of testing projects with different deadlines.
    • Participate in further developing our testing process and strategy based on empiricism and following a continuous improvement approach.
    • Provide application instructions for users.
    • Conduct functional testing.

     

    Working Conditions:

    • This position is based in our San Diego, CA office. This role requires the ability to report to the office 5 days per week.
    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
    • Ability to lift to 15 pounds required
    Organization
    Codex DNA
    Organization Website
    Job Location

    10182 Telesis Court Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92121
    United States

    Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

    • 3+ years’ experience in software testing with a demonstrated interest and ability to develop skills in the QA field, including experience in the Agile/Scrum development lifecycle.
    • Self-starting ability with demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
    • Strong understanding of acceptance testing, test case development, and execution of test procedures.
    • Demonstrated ability to write and execute acceptance tests and test cases.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with technical and non-technical team members.
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to understand how each component fits into the big picture.
    • Strong analytical skills with a curiosity for understanding, investigating, and breaking software.
    • Proven ability and desire to develop and share knowledge with the team while progressing software deliverables from requirements to testing completion.
    • A solid understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and programming fundamentals.

     

    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related discipline
    About Our Organization

    Our mission is to apply our breakthroughs in automation solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis to enable customers to program and "write" synthetic biology that creates sustainable healthcare and technology solutions for some of humanity’s biggest challenges.  Our gene synthesis portfolio reduces the turnaround time for synthesizing workflows from weeks and months to days and hours, and includes the BioXp™ system, DNA services, Gibson Assembly® reagents, and Vmax™ chemically competent cells.  In addition to automating, accelerating, and optimizing DNA design, synthesis, cloning and amplification, Codex DNA and the BioXp™ system ensure your designs stay in your hands, marrying speed and security for innovators in drug discovery, vaccine development, precision medicine, and beyond.

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    Scientist (NGS for RHT Clinical Applications)

    Job Title:         Scientist (NGS for RHT Clinical Applications)
    Reports to:        Group Leader or higher
    FLSA Class:      Exempt


    Introduction to Job Post:
    Takara Bio USA is looking for an energetic, collaborative, independent thinker and self-starting Scientist to join our R&D team focusing on NGS applications in the clinical Reproductive Health field. As a Scientist in the Reproductive Health Technologies (RHT) group, you will be responsible for the complete RHT product development process, driving projects through all stages of research and development from initial proof of concept through product launch and application development. The successful candidate will be hands-on in the lab to design, implement, and validate assays and their clinical values.  This Scientist will work both independently and collectively with other colleagues from different functional groups in R&D, Corporate Development/Marketing, Quality and Manufacturing.

    The Scientist role is lab-based.

    Approximately 5% travel, including overnight, may be required.

    Essential Functions:

    • Plans, schedules, and conducts experiments at the bench for one or more projects, exhibiting good experimental design, data summary and interpretation, and clear report preparation.
    • Works to ensure projects are completed according to specifications and within set deadlines under guidance from senior scientists and Marketing.
    • Learns to draft SOPs, user manuals, technical notes and other related technical documents with assistance from senior scientists, Marketing and Operations teams.
    • Identifies potential new products for development based on assessment of customer demand, market trends, and competitor analysis with help from Marketing and more senior researchers in the group.
    • Serves as a resource to R&D and other departments within the organization, including Product Management and Operations – especially during product development and launch.
    • May represent R&D at scientific meetings or in front of customers – typically by presenting posters.
    • May support Sales and Technical Support representatives on technical matters.
    • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


    Education/Certification, Experience, and Competencies:

    • Typically requires a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline with 2-5 years of postdoctoral and/or industrial experience.
    • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts with specialized skills in a specific area, not simply knowledge of techniques (e.g., molecular biology, next generation sequencing, library prep and assay development).
    • Previous experience with RHT related products are preferred but not required.
    • Strong interest in technology development and translating scientific ideas into novel applications.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills, including excellent attention to detail.
    • Collaborative personality with good interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.



    AAP/EEO Statement:
    Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Disclaimer:
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Organization
    Takara Bio USA, Inc.
    Organization Website
    Job Location

    2560 Orchard Parkway
    San Jose, CA 95131
    United States

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    Content Marketing Writer

    Job Title:  Content Marketing Writer

    Reports To:    Manager, Technical Communications

    FLSA Class:  Exempt

     

    Position Summary/Objective:
    A Content Marketing Writer is responsible for producing compelling, audience-driven content for web, social media, email, and print channels that follows the company’s style guide and energetic, knowledgeable voice. This role acts as project manager and content creator, supporting the execution of marketing campaigns with team members and evaluating the campaigns to improve future efforts.  


    A Content Marketing Writer must have biosciences training and prior experience in a technical and/or content marketing writing role. This role is expected to work independently for most tasks and is encouraged to propose plans and ideas to senior writers, who can provide guidance. A creative approach and the willingness to explore/test out new ideas are encouraged. The position requires strong time- and project-management skills, excellent verbal and written communication abilities, and fine attention to detail.


    The Content Marketing Writer role is office-based.


    Essential Functions:

    • Plan, carry out, and evaluate promotional campaigns.
    • Write and produce customer-facing web content (e.g., technical notes, product pages, FAQs, selection guides, blogs, webinars, promotional pages, e-brochures, online ads) and web content for internal use.
    • Produce informative, effective emails (e.g., announcements, digests, newsletters).
    • Create and edit PowerPoint presentations for internal and customer-facing uses.
    • Produce video and audio content (e.g., interviews, protocol videos, explainer videos, tutorials, podcasts, employee spotlights) with in-house and contract graphic designers, videographers, and animators.
    • Produce electronic and print literature and other booth materials for virtual and in-person conferences.
    • Plan and execute social media campaigns, including writing, creating, and posting engaging content for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
    • Review marketing pieces written by other writers or employees and provide clear suggested edits.
    • Work closely with graphic designers to generate new imagery.
    • Facilitate communication across internal teams to meet project objectives.
    • Deliver reports to the team with recommendations on how to improve future efforts.
    • Independently propose ideas on how to improve marketing content and internal processes.
    • Revise marketing content and find new ways to reuse content.
    • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


    Education/Certification, Experience, and Competencies:

    • Master’s degree or PhD in Molecular Biology or other life science.
    • Minimum two years of marketing and/or technical writing experience at a life science company or organization.
    • Laboratory work in Molecular Biology or other life science (optional but considered very favorably).
    • Strong organizational, project management, and time management skills.
    • Ability to work independently with limited guidance.
    • Ability to plan, complete, and evaluate projects with limited guidance.
    • Ability to implement and gather data from split tests.


    AAP/EEO Statement:
    Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Disclaimer:
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Organization
    Takara Bio USA, Inc.
    Organization Website
    Job Location

    2560 Orchard Parkway
    San Jose, CA 95131
    United States

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    Process Development Scientist

    We are seeking a Scientist to join our Process Development Team. This role will report to our Process Development and Quality Control Lead within the Manufacturing group. A successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced and a highly collaborative start-up environment doing cutting-edge science. This person will work closely with personnel from the Manufacturing, Research & Development, Engineering, Quality, Commercial and Bioinformatics Teams.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Plan and execute wet lab experiments.
    • Identify root causes to technical issues and develops and implements sustainable countermeasures to address them.
    • Engage and collaborate with team members at Codex DNA to help transfer new products to the Manufacturing team.
    • Establish, implement, or improve pre-existing manufacturing processes.
    • Document design and manufacturing results in relevant documents.
    • Establish a stability program.
    • Communicates finding and proposals to upper management.
    • Consistently demonstrate and follow-through in implementing projects and tasks.

     

    Working Conditions:

    • As a critical and essential role, the candidate must be willing and able to travel to the San Diego, CA office to report to work. We have protocols in place to provide a safe, socially distanced work environment.
    • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds required.
    Organization
    Codex DNA
    Organization Website
    Job Location

    9535 Waples St Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92121
    United States

    Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

    • Background within operations, process development, and quality improvements.
    • Experience with technology transfer from R&D to manufacturing.
    • Hands on experience with molecular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, DNA extraction, agarose-gel analysis, DNA purification; basic laboratory techniques, such as, media and buffer preparation, sterile techniques for propagating bacterial and yeast cultures; and Sanger Sequencing data analysis.
    • Experience in synthetic DNA synthesis, antibody design, or codon optimization highly desirable.
    • Innovative in troubleshooting and working across cross-functional teams will be considered a highly favorable characteristic for this position.
    • Adaptability to changing priorities and projects is expected.
    • All other duties as assigned or necessary

     

    Education Requirements:

    • BS Degree with 5 - 8 years of relevant laboratory experience; or MS degree with 3 - 6 years of experience; or Ph.D in Life Sciences/Bioengineering or a related field with 1 - 3 years of experience.
    About Our Organization

    Our mission is to apply our breakthroughs in automation solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis to enable customers to program and "write" synthetic biology that creates sustainable healthcare and technology solutions for some of humanity’s biggest challenges.  Our gene synthesis portfolio reduces the turnaround time for synthesizing workflows from weeks and months to days and hours, and includes the BioXp™ system, DNA services, Gibson Assembly® reagents, and Vmax™ chemically competent cells.  In addition to automating, accelerating, and optimizing DNA design, synthesis, cloning and amplification, Codex DNA and the BioXp™ system ensure your designs stay in your hands, marrying speed and security for innovators in drug discovery, vaccine development, precision medicine, and beyond.

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    Senior Systems Integration Engineer

    We are looking for a senior Systems Engineer who is eager to roll up their sleeves, serve as a technical project lead and develop a device from concept to prototyping and eventual commercialization. You will work with biologists, engineers and outside contractors to develop overall system architecture and coordinate the design of hardware, software, and electrical systems for new laboratory instrumentation. This role will be involved throughout the entire product lifecycle from developing breadboards to verification, release to manufacturing and sustained support. . In addition to this, you will be expected to participate in key development activities such as system integration, reliability testing, root case analysis and failure mode investigation. The position ensures engineering designs meet established performance specifications and comply with applicable safety and regulatory certifications. It is necessary to ensure documentation practices are followed as well as validation and verification processes are complete. 

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Liaison with internal resources in the area of biology, marketing, manufacturing to co-develop detailed system architecture
    • Interface with other engineering disciplines and outside contractors to define hardware and software specifications related to instrumentation functionality
    • Oversee the testing of assembled instruments and analyze test results and develop strategies to improve performance, reliability and reduce cost. Develop and produce logs, procedures and reports on fabrication techniques and testing methods and results.
    • Interface between external vendors and core team.
    • Develop and implement validation and verification test documents and oversee testing and compliance of completed modules and systems to established procedures.
    • Perform failure modes and effect analysis, FMEA on system and components and work with engineering staff to resolve any issues identified.
    • May directly supervise or indirectly guide and mentor other engineers and technicians.
    • May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
    • Successfully apply expertise with safety procedures and regulatory agency compliance requirements (FDA/CE/TUV)
    • Define hardware platforms that effectively meet performance, cost and project scheduling requirements
    • Serve as technical/project management lead for engineering projects
    • Act as a technical liaison for multiple cross-functional stakeholder teams such as engineering, quality, regulatory, supply chain, operations, top management, and the customer

     

    Working Conditions:

    • As a critical and essential role, the candidate must be willing and able to travel to the San Diego, CA office to report to work. We have protocols in place to provide a safe, socially distanced work environment.
    • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds required
    • Travel up to 30%
    Organization
    Codex DNA
    Organization Website
    Job Location

    9535 Waples St Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92121
    United States

    Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

    • Requires a minimum of five years relevant engineering experience with an M.S. degree; at least 10 years’ experience with a B.S. degree. 
    • Proven problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Hands-on prototyping skills. Experience with electronic and software design and breadboarding is ideal.
    • Demonstrated track record of taking design from concept to production.
    • Familiarity with hardware communication protocols including CAN, RS-485 and/or MODBUS
    • Familiarity with software including C# and firmware including C, C++ and software platforms like MVVM
    • Excellent problem-solving, design, development, and debugging skills.
    • Ability to work on complex tasks with minimal technical guidance.
    • Familiarity with CAD software such as Pro/Engineer or Solidworks.
    • Background in development of complex biomedical instrumentation, specifically, molecular biology lab automation or processing equipment relating to oligonucleotide synthesis, assembly, modification, or detection is highly desirable.
    • In-depth knowledge of fluid handling, robotics, microfluidics, and data analysis Familiarity with automation of laboratory processes also desirable. 
    • Excellent communications and analytical skills necessary. 
    • Familiarity with relevant safety regulatory requirements for laboratory instruments is required.
    • Familiarity with a variety of instrumentation technologies including, multi-axis motion systems, microfluidics, pneumatics, thermal transfer and controls

     

    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Software Engineering or related field.
    About Our Organization

    Our mission is to apply our breakthroughs in automation solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis to enable customers to program and "write" synthetic biology that creates sustainable healthcare and technology solutions for some of humanity’s biggest challenges.  Our gene synthesis portfolio reduces the turnaround time for synthesizing workflows from weeks and months to days and hours, and includes the BioXp™ system, DNA services, Gibson Assembly® reagents, and Vmax™ chemically competent cells.  In addition to automating, accelerating, and optimizing DNA design, synthesis, cloning and amplification, Codex DNA and the BioXp™ system ensure your designs stay in your hands, marrying speed and security for innovators in drug discovery, vaccine development, precision medicine, and beyond.

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    Research Associate II (NGS for RHT Applications)

    Job Title:         Research Associate II (NGS for RHT Applications)
    Reports to:       Senior Staff Scientist
    FLSA Class:     Exempt


    Introduction to Job Post:
    At Takara Bio USA, our team brings together an incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary set of backgrounds and skills aimed at developing new streamlined solutions for complex problems.  As a highly motivated, hands-on Research Associate II you will join our talented R&D team and support the method development and optimization of novel molecular biology assay schemes for RHT (Reproductive Health Technologies) applications.  A successful candidate will be a detail-oriented individual who thrives in an evolving environment and has a solid background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or related life science field.  The candidate will work under the direction of senior research associates or scientists and must be proficient in the design, execution, and analysis of experiments.

    The Research Associate II is responsible for assisting and working with research staff in the execution, and analysis of experiments. The individual is expected to be proficient in standard molecular biology techniques such as sample preparation, nucleic acid amplification and purification (RNA/DNA), qPCR, and DNA sequencing. Research Associate II works primarily in the laboratory to conduct relevant experiments and complex tasks under minimal supervision of other senior research associates or scientists. He or she will present and discuss experimental results with R&D members in a group setting. A successful candidate should have a desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization which will require real-time communication, flexibility, working with other R&D team members and a willingness to learn new technologies and knowledge.

    The Research Associate II role is lab-based.

    Essential Functions:

    • Works primarily in the laboratory to conduct experiments under supervision of other senior research associates or scientists.
    • Executes routine experiments by selecting and performing appropriate techniques following general guidance or protocol.  Performs more complex tasks with appropriate guidance from supervisor.
    • Conduct experiments through product development launch cycle from feasibility test through transfer to manufacturing.
    • Utilizes literature reviews, protocols, SOPs and prior laboratory experience to assist with experimental design, assay development, and workflow optimization.
    • Accurately records procedures, materials used and results obtained, enabling others to understand and reproduce results.
    • Prepares technical reports, summarizing experiments done including an analysis of results obtained, and contributes to development of follow-on experiments.
    • Assists in the preparation and reviewing of technical documents including work instructions and user manuals.
    • Shares responsibility for general laboratory maintenance and housekeeping, including organization and purchasing of laboratory reagents and maintaining laboratory stocks.
    • May provide technical training to other laboratory personnel.
    • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.



    Education/Certification, Experience, and Competencies:

    • BA, BS or MS degree in relevant scientific discipline.
    • Minimum of 2 – 5 years related hands-on molecular biology experience in an academic or industrial setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform a range of general laboratory procedures independently.
    • Hands-on experience with next generation sequencing library preparation workflows.
    • Experience with cell culture is a plus.
    • Accurate note-taking ability.
    • Adaptable to shifting demands.



    AAP/EEO Statement:
    Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Disclaimer:
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

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    2560 Orchard Parkway
    San Jose, CA 95131
    United States

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    Job Location

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