Research Associate, Assay Research at Mammoth Biosciences
South San Francisco, CA, US
Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and Casɸ, Mammoth Biosciences can provide enhanced diagnostics and genome editing for life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more. Mammoth is democratizing disease detection with easy and affordable point-of-care tests that allow real-time and simultaneous detection of multiple conditions, along with high-throughput tests that allow for unprecedented testing volume. Further, the company is transforming disease treatment with its proprietary micro-sized CRISPR proteins that enable new editing and delivery options. Based in San Francisco, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber. 
 
OPPORTUNITY
Mammoth is seeking a Research Associate with experience in molecular diagnostics or CRISPR technologies to join its Diagnostic team. The ideal candidate will have experience with in vitro assay development, nucleic acid extraction, and isothermal amplification techniques. Furthermore, the candidate will be comfortable working as part of a team, be highly motivated, and display excellent time management skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist in developing, validating, and improving the performance of diagnostic assays
    • Independently plan and execute hands-on-experiments for nucleic acid extraction, amplification, and related assays
    • Rigorously document experiments in lab notebook and regularly present experimental results at internal meetings
    • Clearly communicate project status and discuss next steps with supervisor and other members of the diagnostic team
    • Resolve problems by examining and evaluating data and selecting corrective steps

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • 1+ years of wet lab experience
    • Experience performing, optimizing and analyzing results from PCR, qPCR, and/or isothermal amplification
    • Bachelors or Masters degree in the field of biology (molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, etc.)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Industry experience with molecular diagnostics and diagnostic devices
    • Familiarity with CRISPR-Cas systems
    • Experience with DNA and RNA extraction methods

BENEFITS

    • Competitive salary with equity
    • Company-paid health/vision/dental benefits
    • Unlimited vacation and generous sick time
    • Free breakfast/lunch/dinner/barista
    • Free gym
    • Public transportation commuter subsidy
    • 401(k) matching
:)