Associate Scientist/Sr. Associate Scientist - Analytical Chemistry

Berkeley, CA /
R&D – Analytical Chemistry /
Full Time
You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of fermentation scientists and engineers, automation engineers, software engineers, analytical chemists, and molecular biologists to rapidly develop microbial strains to produce high value natural product medicines.  The Analytical Chemistry group is an integral part of the Demetrix team, providing the rest of the company with high quality data while maintaining and balancing accuracy, precision, and throughput.  As part of the Analytical Chemistry group, you will help us with operations, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, and development of new methods while fostering an atmosphere of continued improvement and innovation.

Your Impact:

    • Operation of analytical instrumentation (worklist generation, instrumentation setup, data analysis) including LC-QQQ, RF-QQQ, LC-RI, LC-UV/Vis, and IC-CD
    • Method development of new chromatographic assays and improvements of existing assays, depending on experience
    • Preparation of standards and quality controls with high accuracy
    • Troubleshooting and maintenance of instrument hardware
    • Collaboratively work within and across groups to contribute to high functioning team efforts
    • Promote a positive and inclusive workplace culture

Your Experience:

    • BSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chem. Engineering, or a related discipline
    • 1 year of industry experience with chromatography and/or mass spectrometry systems
    • Excellent attention to detail with proactive problem-solving skills.
    • Positive and enthusiastic team member.  
    • Effective planning, organization, and communication skills
We’ve got you covered:

Our employees are the most important part of what makes our company what it is and we want to provide our team with the best benefits we can. Demetrix offers a variety of benefits to help support our employees and their families outside of work, including:
Health Benefits
Flexible Vacation
Food on campus
EAP Resources
Headspace App
Walking Distance to Berkeley Bowl
Gym Membership
Commuter Benefit
Education Allowance Benefit
Voluntary Benefits including Pet Insurance

Some other points:

We welcome applicants of any and all backgrounds with demonstrated abilities in the skills needed to meet our mission. We are always on the lookout for new talent who embrace change and are willing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in life.
Demetrix is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Employment with Demetrix is at will. This means your employment is for an indefinite period of time and it is subject to termination by you or Demetrix, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time.
The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive.

Some more about Demetrix:

Nature is a rich source of ingredients. Inconsistent quality and supply, along with inaccessibility of rare substances, mean it’s not always an ideal source to meet the world’s needs.  

Demetrix helps customers across the globe produce more for less.

Biotechnology can help by enabling access to more rare and powerful products. With less environmental impact and less cost than traditional methods. Which can lead to more happy, healthy lives.

Demetrix gives you:
Expensive and hard-to-find ingredients at your fingertips, sustainably and affordably  
High ingredient purity without residual chemicals or pesticides
Affordable access that is quickly scalable as your business grows
Product consistency and a reliable, global supply
A sustainable solution with a small environmental footprint

Currently, we’re building a product pipeline of cannabinoids, the active compounds in the cannabis plant. Humans have been relying on cannabinoids for health and medicinal purposes for centuries.
Although there are more than 113 unique cannabinoids, very few have been studied. That’s because they are present in such low quantities in the plant. We can produce even the rarest cannabinoids at high purity and volumes. What this will do is enable research for health benefits and, ultimately, provide affordable access to the compounds.