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Research Associate
Reagents & Consumables
Posted on 6/16/2022
Oakland, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • A bachelor's degree in chemistry or chemical biology
  • Extensive hands-on experience with multi-step synthetic organic chemistry of small molecules and polymers, including knowledge and adherence to best practices and laboratory safety protocols
  • Strong small-molecule and polymer characterization skills, including NMR, LC-MS, and GPC
  • Experience with air-free techniques and handling of moisture-sensitive reagents
  • Familiarity with handling light-sensitive materials, including dyes, a strong plus
  • Previous research experience at the interface of the life or (bio)material sciences a strong plus
  • Experience with laboratory automation and scripting a plus
  • Conceptualize and validate new small-molecule and polymer-based reagents for use in microfluidic assays
  • Liaise with interdisciplinary research and development groups to support the introduction of new reagents into our product pipeline
  • Collaborate with microfluidic engineers and biologists to optimize new assays using these reagents
  • Perform multi-step synthetic organic chemistry on the milligram to multi-gram scale, with rigorous characterization of key intermediates
  • Perform functional validation of new reagents using off- and on-chip assays
  • Perform initial formulation and shelf-life experiments to develop robust reagents for customer-facing workflows
  • Meticulously document results and present at weekly group meetings
Berkeley Lights

201-500 employees

Cell-based therapy
Company Overview
Berkeley Lights' mission is to accelerate the use of cell-based products by providing researchers access to the Berkeley Lights Platform to find the best cells in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. The company is building a bio-focused research platform.
  • Generous benefits package
  • Catered lunch every day!
  • Breakfast and snack foods
  • Workout classes with professional trainer
  • Sit/stand desks
  • Company social events
  • Referral bonus program
  • Paid parking
  • Free Shuttles from Bart and Walking Distance from Amtrak
Company Values
  • Drive
  • Intelligence
  • Humility
  • A strong desire to make a big difference in the world