Join our mission of ensuring the highest safety standards of the food we eat, the medication we take, and the air we breathe.
SafeTraces is a rapidly growing San Francisco Bay Area company with ground-breaking traceability and verification technology that has a wide range of applications. Our food-safe markers are applied to the product, not the packaging. Through a combination of novel particle chemistry, molecular biology and DNA tagging technology, our solutions enable customers to gain full transparency into product safety and quality, and verify safe airflow in shared spaces.
About the position
SafeTraces is looking for a research associate responsible for performing tasks in the life sciences laboratory per standard operating protocols. The fast-moving nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task and work independently and be flexible with tasks and schedules.
What you’ll be doing
· Make master mix for qPCR applications
· Load and run qPCR instruments
· Collect and analyze data
· Work with research team to support innovation
· Follow standard operating procedures
· Maintain accurate records
· Laboratory works include pipetting, aliquoting reagents, operating laboratory equipment, participating in routine lab maintenance and safety
· Troubleshoot with attention to detail
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Culture - be a team player!
What we’re looking for
· Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology biochemistry or related field
· Hands-on experience in PCR in general, qPCR desired
· Proficiency with molecular biology wet lab techniques, such as DNA/ RNA purification, DNA quantification, other molecular biology techniques or nucleic acid technologies
· Ability to work in a team setting and independently
· Detail-oriented and quality-focused with the ability to organize and prioritize
· Ability to recognize and flag basic problems encountered in experimental procedure
· Experience with Microsoft and Google applications