Codexis

Research Assistant/Associate, Molecular Biology

47 - Molecular & Cellular Engineering - Redwood City, CA - Full Time

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY – RESEARCH ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE
 
Codexis is currently searching for Research Assistant/Associate with expertise in Molecular Biology.
 
Codexis is a leading developer of proprietary biocatalysts that the company believes have the potential to revolutionize chemistry-based manufacturing processes across a variety of industries. The company has used its technology platform to enable biocatalyst-based commercial-scale drug manufacturing processes and delivered biocatalysts and products to some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotherapeutics, and food and beverage companies.
 
 RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Construction of gene libraries and expression vectors.
  • Characterization of gene variants.
  • Primer design and PCR optimization.
  • DNA isolation.
  • DNA sequencing.
  • Cloning of genes and genetic pathways.
  • Recombinant protein expression.
  • Perform and troubleshoot experiments involving use of PCR, cloning, transformation in HTP format.
  • Work with project teams to provide support and assistance to all phases of directed evolution projects, contribute to team presentations and written reports.
  • Order chemicals and stock consumables.
  • Maintain a safe and efficient work place, follow safe lab practices and organize lab environment.

 
REQUIRED/DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
 

  • Bachelors/Masters in Molecular Biology or related field.
  • Experience with DNA manipulation and protein expression is desirable. Understanding of directed evolution is preferred.
  • Ability to validate and troubleshoot protocols.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task.
  • Ability to work both independently and within project teams.
  • Must be able to work and communicate well within project teams.
  • Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Must be flexible, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, as well as presentation skills.

 
The position comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including stock options. For more information about our plans for the future, and to be considered for this career opportunity, please visit www.codexis.com.
 
EOE
PRINCIPALS ONLY
NO AGENCIES OR THIRD PARTIES

 

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