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Research Associate
Analytical Chemistry
Posted on 3/15/2023
San Bruno, CA, USA • Remote
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Quality Assurance (QA)
  • BS in Chemistry or related field with 0-2 years of analytical chemistry experience in an academic/industrial research lab setting
  • Expertise in analytical assays including HPLC, LCMS, GC, GCMS, and column chromatography
  • Experience analyzing quantitative data, determining the accuracy and precision of measurements, and preparing final data reports
  • Knowledge of extraction, isolation and purification of natural products from plant feedstocks is highly desirable
  • Ability to adapt and excel in a rapidly moving environment while prioritizing and working on multiple projects/workloads
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills; able to work effectively in cross-functional teams, providing strong analytical, process design, and root cause analysis skills
  • Attention to detail that includes a rigorous review of the data and record-keeping
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a lab bench/desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at time
  • Hands-on execution of analytical methods and data analysis to characterize a range of sample types across R&D and manufacturing, including: raw plant materials, plant-derived extracts, in-process samples, and finished products
  • Manage the streamlined operation of the Analytical team while preparing solutions, standards, and reagents as well as maintaining the group's chemicals and consumables inventories
  • Conduct data and statistical analysis with timely documentation, reporting and archiving of results
  • Perform analytical method development, optimization, validation, and troubleshooting using HPLC, LC/MS and GC etc
  • Maintain instruments at optimum performance through routine maintenance and QA/QC procedures to foster a clean, sanitary, organized and safe workplace
  • Troubleshoot analytical equipment as needed, coordinate with equipment service providers, and resolve equipment issues efficiently to minimize equipment downtime
  • Support multiple internal and external projects with chemistry services, and ensure that results and conclusions are communicated clearly
  • Develop and write SOPs and update as required
  • Be a champion for rigorous science, and proactively educate and learn from others

51-200 employees

AI bioactive discovery company
Company Overview
Brightseed is on a mission to restore human health. Brightseed’s proprietary A.I., Forager®, accelerates bioactive discovery, biological validation and ingredient formulation from years to months, rapidly revealing new connections between nature and humanity.
  • Hybrid work flexibility
  • Medical, dental, & vision
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Life insurance
  • EAP
  • 401(k) plan
  • Mental health platform
  • Employee discounts
  • Cell phone & commuter costs
  • Parental leave
Company Core Values
  • Truth-seeking
  • Trust
  • Courage
  • Humility
  • Accountability