Research Associate, Bioprocessing

Codexis - Redwood City, CA4.4

30+ days agoFull-time
Codexis, Inc. is a leading protein engineering company applying innovative technologies to unlock the power of proteins™. Since 2002, Codexis’ scientists and bioinformatics experts have worked collaboratively with our clients to advance protein optimization and production, enabling breakthrough developments in pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals, biotherapeutics, food & beverage, agriculture and a wide range of other industries.

Codexis seeks a highly motivated Research Assistant/Associate to join the Bioprocessing department to work at Codexis Pilot Plant. This position will report to the Pilot Plant Manager.

Perform fermentation and recovery procedures for standard production of enzymes.
Monitor fermentation and recovery processes.
Analyze process samples, using biological, biochemical, and chemical analytical methods.
Work with process engineering to perform routine maintenance of fermentation and downstream recovery systems.
Maintain inventory of raw materials.
Prepare buffers and fermentation media.
Clean and sterilize glassware and equipment assemblies timely according to the manufacturing schedule.
Draft equipment and process SOPs and Process Safety Reviews.
Comply with Safety policies, Quality policies and procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, and manufacturing documentation.

Direct hands-on experience with fermentation processes.
Experience with downstream processing unit operations such as centrifugation, homogenization, ultrafiltration is desirable.
Ability to work with engineering and management to implement improved and new operational procedures.
Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, documentation, organization, good record keeping, writing reports and SOPs.
Organized, capable of detailed planning and able to meticulously follow operating procedures.
Maintain a clean, organized and tidy lab environment.
Able to work effectively within a team environment.
Operates with a high level of safety awareness and attention to detail.

BS degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of laboratory/pilot experience required.

The position comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package. For more information about our plans for the future, and to be considered for this career opportunity, please visit