Career Opportunity

Research Assistant, Biochemistry

Fornia BioSolutions Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company, specializing in the development of superior quality microbial products for the agricultural, aquaculture, food processing, feed, household/personal care, environmental, and biopharmaceutical markets.


We are looking for a highly motivated a Research Assistant willing to work in a collaborative team environment. This role will be primarily supporting the development and discovery of novel proteins for the bio-industrial and biopharmaceutical industries. The successful candidate will have the experience with biochemistry techniques and be able to work both individually and with a team.


Title: Research Assistant, Biochemistry

Location: Hayward, CA

Openings: 1


Responsibility includes:

  • Work effectively with multi-disciplinary group in setting up various microbial testing platforms at both small and large scale.
  • Optimize assay conditions effectively and efficiently to validate activity of microbial strains.
  • Efficient sample handling and accurate identification of superior variants is crucial. Candidate must be able to reproducibly perform assays and validated results in tiered setting.
  • Perform literature review and discuss better alternatives/ modifications to existing protocols.
  • Analyze data and present interpretations in team meetings.
  • Assist automation lead in trouble shooting analytical equipment.
  • Manage large data sets and communicate results to a multidisciplinary team.
  • Keep diligent records and write SOPs.


Job Requirements:

  • BS degree in Biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry or related field with 0-2 years of industry experience.
  • Experience in protein characterization, analytical biochemistry, and assay development in 96 well format.
  • Familiarity of expression systems including bacteria, yeast, and fungi.
  • Hands on experience on using HPLC, DNA and protein electrophoresis.¬†Familiarity with liquid handling systems preferred.
  • Experience with data analysis using excel and statistics.¬†Familiarity with DoE is an added advantage.
  • The candidate should have excellent time-management skills along with good lab notebook maintaining and data recording skills.
  • Detail oriented and meticulous.
  • Well suited to work in a team setting as well as independently.


We offer employees a great compensation package. The package includes highly competitive salary and bonus program, comprehensive medical plans (health, vision, and dental insurance), life and AD&D insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance, 401K plan, paid time off and corporate holidays.



No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.

Job Type: Full-time

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