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Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry

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Title: Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry

Type: Full-Time

Location: Berkeley, CA

Supervisor: Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
We seek an enthusiastic, team oriented, problem solver to join our Analytical Chemistry group as a Research Associate. Key responsibilities include:

  • Utilize analytical instruments such as, but not limited to, GC-FID and GC-MS to analyze fermentation samples
  • Work in a high throughput environment, processing thousands of samples per week
  • Process large data sets using analytical instrument software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Interact with internal customers who rely on high quality data and quick turnaround time
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of automated methods and workflows

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • B.S. in Chemistry or related discipline
  • 0-3 years industry experience
  • Hands on experience with analytical instruments including maintenance and troubleshooting; experience with GC-FID and/or at least one relevant field (GC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS) desired
  • Understanding basic analytical method development/validation/qualification concepts
  • Ability to manage parallel workflows in a high-throughput environment
  • Attention to detail and excellent skills in record keeping/documentation
  • Critical thinking and ability to analyze data; ability to identify aberrant data and effectively communicate observations to management
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other team members
  • Eagerness and ability to learn and understand new concepts
  • Committed to safety in a laboratory environment

BENEFITS
Checkerspot offers its employees a competitive benefits and compensation package.

Checkerspot is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

For consideration, please submit your résumé and brief cover letter:

APPLY

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

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Could a Bay Area biotechnology company reinvent what’s in our ski gear?

“The outdoor industry is ripe for technological advancements at this level,” Sterbenz continues. “This opportunity is something that could be widely disruptive. And necessary, I think, in the industry.”

Scientist, Molecular Biology

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Title: Scientist, Molecular Biology

Type: Full-Time

Location: Berkeley, CA

Supervisor: Senior Director, Molecular Biology

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
We seek an enthusiastic, team oriented, problem solver to join our Molecular Biology group as a Scientist. Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing tools through interrogation of WGS and transcriptomic data to enable engineering of platform organisms
  • Designing and executing on molecular genetic strategies to improve strain phenotypes including productivity, yield and production of novel molecules
  • Representing the molecular biology team in R&D and partner meetings by presenting data from routine experiments, development and qualification efforts
  • Working closely with strain and fermentation development teams to assess impacts of strain engineering on key performance metrics
  • Preparing and reviewing SOPs to document method development
  • Assisting in preparation of written examples for IP and regulatory filings

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years of industry experience or at least 4 years of post-graduate training with demonstrable complex problem-solving experience 
  • Supervisory experience highly desired but not essential
  • Experience with standard molecular biology/molecular genetic techniques
  • Experience with developing new, robust screening tools and marker-less transformation strategies desirable
  • Experience and expertise around the development of highly quantitative assays
  • Command of biochemistry principles and concepts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with scientific peers AND executive partners
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and a genuine desire to both work at the bench and supervise others to drive projects forward
  • Committed to safety in a laboratory environment
  • Ability to manage large datasets and draw conclusions from them

BENEFITS
Checkerspot offers its employees a competitive benefits and compensation package.

Checkerspot is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

For consideration, please submit your résumé and brief cover letter:

APPLY

THE FUNDAMENTAL THINGS APPLY: THE RISE OF CHECKERSPOT AND SUPERMATERIALS

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“Checkerspot is differentiated in its approach by focusing on more rapidly bringing to market high value materials with unique properties presently unavailable with traditional manufacturing processes. At Builders we partner with companies that are developing real solutions to modernize antiquated industries. Checkerspot’s approach of integrating biotechnology and materials science, then demonstrating the value of rapid prototyping and applications development, is exactly that,” said Jim Kim of Builders VC. He continued, “We fully expect that Checkerspot’s platform development and expansion into a wide range of industries will usher in a new way of thinking for how product designers apply and source performance materials.”

CHECKERSPOT RAISES $13M SERIES A TO PRODUCE BIOTECH-ENABLED PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

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CHECKERSPOT CLOSES $13 MILLION SERIES A LED BY BUILDERS VC

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A MATERIAL NEW INVESTMENT

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We (Breakout Ventures) have just invested in Checkerspot, a company using biological foundries to produce new materials sustainably.

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PERFORMANCE IS THE KEY AS CHECKERSPOT PREPARES TO LAUNCH A PRODUCT FOR THE WINTER SPORTS MARKET

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BIOTECHNOLOGY MEETS FASHION AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE: TRENDS IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY

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