CHEMPLOYMENT 795: Senior Research Associate/Research Associate II



Senior Research Associate/Research Associate II



Genomatica is seeking a (Senior) Research Associate with experience in analytical chemistry to work as a member of the Analytical Sciences team. The Analytical team is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analysis of fermentation and other types of samples using a variety of chromatographic, mass spectrometric, and spectroscopic techniques, including HPLC-UV-RID, Ion Chromatography, GS/GCMS, LCMS and FTIR, ultimately helping develop cost-advantaged production of chemicals using microorganisms. The successful candidate will utilize her/his knowledge of a wide variety of analytical chemistry techniques to support and help advance Genomatica strain engineering and process technology platforms.



  • Perform quantitative analyses to support strain engineering and fermentation process development focusing on HPLC and IC instrumentation
  • Sample preparation, data generation, data interpretation and reporting utilizing in-house built LIMS
  • Instrument maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Method development and validation




  • BS or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field with 3+ years industry experience
  • Solid understanding of chemistry, basic biochemistry and fundamentals of sample preparation, chromatography and detection principles. Proven records of analytical method development.
  • Proficiency with Agilent LC and Thermo (Dionex) IC instrumentation including hardware and method troubleshooting.
  • Hands-on experience with Chromeleon is highly desirable
  • Experience with GC-MS/FID is a plus
  • Must be highly organized, collaborative, self-motivated, and team-oriented
  • Ability to successfully perform in a fast-paced, high-intensity R&D work environment
  • Ability to keep accurate records of experiments and data
  • Excellent computer skills, able to manage, organize, and critically evaluate large data sets
  • Capable of presenting findings at regular team meetings
  • Excellent oral and written communication


Work Environment/ Physical Demands

This position involves working primarily in a laboratory setting. As such this position requires the ability to stand or sit at the bench, the use of standard laboratory equipment as well as computers and office equipment. The position requires communication with other individuals through a variety of methods.


Description of Company

Genomatica Opens a New Window. is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry. It delivers new manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative feedstocks, with better economics and greater sustainability than petroleum-based processes.

Genomatica, Inc., 4757 Nexus Center Drive San Diego, CA 92121
Phone Number, Fax Number | 858-824-1771
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Genomatica is an equal opportunity employer.


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