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Biochemistry Senior Research Associate/ Scientist

Berkeley Yeast is looking for a Biochemistry Senior Research Associate or Scientist to develop biochemical assays and advance yeast strain engineering programs. The title and compensation are flexible and commensurate with skills and experience. The individual will be part of a close-knit R&D team building new brewing and winemaking yeast strains using cutting-edge synthetic biology and analytical methods. We value individuals who are self-starting and detail-oriented. Core responsibilities will include enzyme and genetic engineering, plus the development and execution of high-throughput in vitro assays. Depending on the experience level of the candidate, this role also provides an opportunity to mentor and work closely with junior researchers.

Required qualifications

  • Academic training in biochemistry, synthetic biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or a related field, with the credentials of:
  • A Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of research experience in an industry lab, or
  • A Master’s degree with evidence of independent research and accomplishments, or
  • A PhD
  • 1+ years of hands-on experience with protein purification and enzymatic assays
  • Experience with high-throughput assay development
  • Experience with or strong familiarity with the concepts of protein engineering
  • Ability to design experiments and analyze data independently
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Highly desirable qualifications

  • Strong command of molecular cloning and molecular biology techniques
  • Knowledge of yeast physiology and yeast cell biology

 

Job type: Full-time with benefits

Location: Oakland, CA

 

Research Associate

Berkeley Yeast is looking for a Research Associate to perform research and experimentation duties. The title and compensation are flexible and commensurate with skills and experience. The individual will be part of a close-knit R&D team building new brewing and winemaking yeast strains using cutting-edge synthetic biology and analytical methods. We value individuals who are self-starting and detail-oriented. Core responsibilities will include molecular cloning, yeast strain development and characterization, and small-scale fermentations. Depending on the candidate’s interest and fit, this role may also support in vitro assay development. 

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biosciences or an adjacent field
  • 1+ years of post-graduation research in a research lab
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, molecular cloning, and gel electrophoresis
  • Excellent technical and problem-solving abilities
  • Works well with others under general supervision as well as independently
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Highly desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with yeast biology, culturing microbes, and fermentation

Job type: Full-time with benefits

Location: Oakland, CA