Codexis

Research Associate, Bioprocess Development

49 - Fermentation R&D - Redwood City, CA - Full Time

Bioprocess Development Associate

Position Description:  

Codexis is seeking a highly motivated individual to work within Bioprocess Development team focused on supporting analytical and process development activities. The research associate will be part of a dynamic team responsible for bioprocess development, scale up and tech transfer of enzyme product manufacturing.

Responsibilities:

The research associate will be responsible for:

  • Production of purified enzymes for animal studies, diagnostic tests, reference standards, and preliminary stability studies.
  • Analytical biochemistry, using diverse techniques including enzyme activity, SDS-PAGE, SE-HPLC, LAL, host cell-DNA, host cell protein, and others as necessary.
  • Characterization of the physicochemical properties of newly evolved enzymes such as pI, molecular size, pH and temperature stability to provide relevant information for purification development.
  • Troubleshoot and adapt analytical methods to quantify yield, activity, and purity at various stages of the manufacturing process.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biological Science, or related discipline, with 2+ years industry (preferred) experience analyzing and purifying enzymes
  • Experience with assay development, particularly with the use of liquid handling systems in a high-throughput format.
  • Sound understanding of protein and nucleic acid biochemistry.
  • Experienced with aseptic laboratory techniques.
  • Hands-on experience with AKTA FPLC operation a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain flexible with changing needs.
  • Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, ability to keep organized records and documentation, and to write reports and SOPs.

The position comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid company holidays, paid time off, health benefits, 401k match, and much more.  For more information about our plans for the future, and to be considered for this career opportunity, please visit www.codexis.com.

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