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Biotium is a leading life science reagent manufacturer and supplier devoted to providing high-quality and innovative fluorescent tools that fuel scientific discovery. Our collaborative team of experienced chemists and biologists, who are at the forefront of fluorescent dye design, apply chemistry-based principles toward producing solutions for unmet challenges in life science and medical research. Since its founding in 2001, Biotium has developed over 30 patented technologies including GelRed® dyes, CF® dyes, NucView® Caspase-3 Substrates, EvaGreen® dyes, and TrueBlack® Background Reducers. Many of these technologies have been licensed out to leading life science technology companies worldwide.

See our current job openings below for opportunities to join our team.

Staff Scientist (Chemistry)

JOB TITLE: Staff Scientist (Chemistry)

LOCATION: Fremont, California

DATE EFFECTIVE: 01/08/2020

JOB FUNCTIONS:

This Staff Scientist (Chemistry) position focuses on the production of fluorescent reagents and improvement of manufacturing processes. This position will also involve developing novel fluorescent reagents for various detection platforms such as flow cytometry, microscopy, and live cell imaging systems.

JOB OBJECTIVE:

Under direct supervision from the VP of Research and Development, the Staff Scientist will perform R&D and production projects utilizing/modifying existing protocols. The Staff Scientist will also design and execute new protocols for custom orders and new production items. The Staff Scientist will be expected to use his/her extensive knowledge of chemistry to successfully complete complex multi-step reactions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Under general guidelines, independently plan, organize, and perform the synthesis of new and existing products to meet product specifications. Plans production schedule for on-time delivery of products.
  • Write, review and revise, as necessary, manufacturing and QC protocols for clarity, process improvement and/or material changes as prescribed by procedures and policies.
  • Independently adapt or modify methods to achieve technical objectives.
  • Address and report problems in daily production and propose effective countermeasures.
  • Proactively identify areas for improvement and drive efficiency results.
  • Use highly specialized equipment and instrumentation in daily functions.
  • Critically analyze data and interpret experimental results.
  • Write protocols and lab notebooks documenting processes and improvements consistent with ISO 9001 standards.
  • Work as an active team member assisting the implementation of new processes within the production group.
  • Maintain a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature with respect to compounds, reactions, and processes.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated competence in reaction design, process improvement, and product purification.
  • Depth of synthetic experience from milligram to kilogram scale
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to lead and provide work direction..
  • Careful, precise and accurate laboratory techniques.
  • Proficiency in the analysis and interpretation of technical and laboratory data.
  • Ability to effectively organize tasks, data and documentation.
  • Skilled in problem solving and diagnostic troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency in the maintenance of accurate records involving production,analysis,and the documentation of results.
  • Verbal and written communication skills, and ability to express scientific results clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to master new skills, methods, and instrumentation quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, and to follow supervisory direction.

JOB CONDITIONS:

Work is carried out in a typical chemistry laboratory setting. Work may require frequent sitting, standing, walking, lifting, and/or carrying of chemicals or chemical containers. Work may also require sitting and working at a computer or standing at a laboratory bench for long periods of time.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Ph.D degree in Chemistry, or other related discipline, or the equivalent knowledge and experience is required.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary depending on experience/education. Standard company-paid benefits (health insurance, 401k matching, sick, vacation and holiday)

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to chemjob@biotium.com.

Production Technician I (Bioconjugation Group)

JOB TITLE: Production Technician I (Bioconjugation Group)

LOCATION: Fremont, California

DATE EFFECTIVE: March 11, 2019

JOB OBJECTIVE:

Under the general supervision from the senior chemist, technician will be responsible for applying conjugation techniques to prepare antibody conjugates to a broad range of labels, producing high quality products and assisting with the everyday running of the Bioconjugation Lab. This position also assist performing QC and compound testing by using modern instruments including analytical HPLC, TLC, UV/Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Carry out routine conjugation processes and deliver completed experiments in line with production schedules.
  • Perform QC of production items from Chemistry and Bioconjugation.
  • Assist in preparing ISO documentation.
  • Assist in ISO document change for approval.
  • Give support to chemistry department, Bioconjugation group and packaging department when needed.
  • Work as an active team member assisting the implementation of new processes within the chemistry group and the company.
  • Show compliance with Quality policies, SOPs and Health and Safety procedures
  • Write protocols for laboratory procedures and accurately and clearly document results and observations in lab notebooks.
  • Contribute to the housekeeping tasks within the Bioconjugation lab areas; taking responsibility for checking completion of the tasks when required.
  • Data entry to the website.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently required.
  • Careful, precise and accurate laboratory techniques.
  • Proficiency in the analysis and interpretation of technical and laboratory data.
  • Ability to effectively organize tasks, data and documentation.
  • Skilled in problem solving and diagnostic troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency in the maintenance of accurate records involving production and analysis and the documentation of results.
  • Verbal and written communication skills and ability to express scientific results clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to master new skills, methods and instrumentation quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, and to follow supervisory direction.

JOB CONDITIONS:

Work is carried out in a typical chemistry laboratory setting. Work may require frequent sitting, standing, walking and lifting and/or carrying of chemicals or chemical containers. Work may also require sitting and working at a computer or standing at a laboratory bench for long periods of time.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

B.S. degree in Chemistry or Biological Science or the equivalent knowledge and experience is required.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary depending on experience/education. Standard company-paid benefits (health insurance, 401k matching, sick, vacation and holiday).

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to chemjob@biotium.com.

Research Technician/Research Associate, Bioscience

JOB TITLE: Research Technician/Research Associate, Bioscience

LOCATION: Fremont, California

DATE EFFECTIVE: 09/19/2019

JOB OBJECTIVE:

Under the supervision of Biotium scientists, perform production and quality control testing of assay kit components following standardized protocols. Under the supervision of scientists, perform R&D assays to develop new fluorescence-based products. This individual will be responsible for production and QC of products, as well as play a role in the design,optimization and assessment of novel reagents for fluorescent detection technologies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform production and quality control testing of products in compliance with ISO 9001:2015 protocols.
  • Make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of processes consistent with ISO 9001:2015 standards.
  • Maintain equipment and a safe and clean working environment.
  • Execute molecular biology and cell biology assays by following detailed protocols for characterizing new fluorescent molecules, as well as analyzing and reporting data.
  • Identify and resolve production and QC non-conformances.
  • Work with chemists and biologists in the implementation, execution, and analysis of new bioscience assays.
  • Perform complex biological assays using established protocols and standard laboratory practices and procedures.
  • Respond quickly to changing priorities and handle multiple projects with potentially overlapping deadlines.
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols and processes.
  • Assist in identifying and solving problems in protocol designs.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with at least 1 year of research experience.
  • Hand-on experience with DNA and RNA characterization techniques (quantitation, PCR, electrophoresis, sequencing, and other molecular biology assays).
  • Hands-on experience with cell biology assays (cell staining, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, mammalian cell culture, microbiology culture).
  • Capable of setting up bioscience assays independently for molecule characterization.
  • An independent self-starter who enjoys problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to complete multiple tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Careful, precise and accurate laboratory techniques.
  • Ability to organize tasks effectively, maintain accurate records and documentation of results.
  • Ability to master new skills, methods, and instrumentation quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, and to follow supervisory direction.
  • Ability to use common window-based software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point) to perform analysis and interpretation of technical and laboratory data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present scientific results clearly and concisely.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Industrial experience in biotechnology or product development a plus.
  • Experience working with exosomes or extracellular vesicles a plus.

JOB CONDITIONS:

Work is carried out in a typical biochemistry/chemistry laboratory setting. Work may require frequent sitting, standing, walking and lifting and/or carrying of chemicals or chemical containers. Work may also require sitting and working at a computer or standing at a laboratory bench for long periods of time.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s in Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with at least 1 year of research experience.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary dependent on experience/education. Company-paid benefits include: medical,dental, and vision insurance coverage, 401K, sick leave, vacation, and company holidays.

Job Type: Full-time

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to biojob@biotium.com.

Chemistry Technician I

JOB TITLE: Chemistry Technician I

LOCATION: Fremont, California

DATE EFFECTIVE: 06/01/2019

JOB OBJECTIVE:

Under the direct supervision from senior chemist, perform chemical purifications using chromatography including preparative HPLC or gravity chromatography; carry out chemical synthesis using standard protocols; carry out chemical analyses using modern instruments including analytical HPLC, LC-MS, TLC, UV/Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform purifications of chemical compounds by preparative HPLC or gravity chromatography.
  • Perform production of chemical compounds by following ISO protocols
  • Perform analytical HPLC on compounds.
  • Must possess sufficient chemistry knowledge and HPLC experiences to develop HPLC conditions for both analytical and preparative purposes using chemical structure information provided.
  • Perform LC-MS on chemical compounds and interpret the results.
  • Perform UV/Vis and/or fluorescence spectrophotometry on dyes.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and minor repair of the above instruments.
  • Write protocols for laboratory procedures and accurately and clearly document results and observations in lab notebooks.
  • Work as an active team member assisting the implementation of new processes within the chemistry group and the company.
  • Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature with respect to compounds, reactions, and processes.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.

 MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated competence in analytical and preparative HPLC.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently required.
  • Careful, precise and accurate laboratory techniques.
  • Proficiency in the analysis and interpretation of technical and laboratory data.
  • Ability to effectively organize tasks, data and documentation.
  • Skilled in problem solving and diagnostic troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency in the maintenance of accurate records involving production and analysis and the documentation of results.
  • Verbal and written communication skills and ability to express scientific results clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to master new skills, methods and instrumentation quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, and to follow supervisory direction.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

B.S. or M.S. degree in Chemistry or the equivalent knowledge and experience is required.

JOB CONDITIONS:

Work is carried out in a typical chemistry laboratory setting. Work may require frequent sitting, standing, walking and lifting and/or carrying of chemicals or chemical containers. Work may also require sitting and working at a computer or standing at a laboratory bench for long periods of time.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary dependent on experience/education. Company-paid benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage, 401K, sick leave, vacation, and company holidays.

Job Type: Full-time

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to chemjob@biotium.com.