Research Associate

Description: Tierra Biosciences is a 10-person company in San Leandro, CA looking to discover untapped chemistry using a novel cell-free synthetic biology platform. We are seeking a passionate Research Associate to join our team to bring exciting technology to market. 

Duties: This individual will assist the team with executing laboratory protocols and process development. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of research experience in a biological research lab (industry experience is a plus). The perfect candidate is someone who possesses excellent communication and organized time-management skills, enjoys working with their hands, is interested in synthetic biology and biotechnology, and can work both independently and collaboratively. Enthusiasm to work in a fast-paced start-up environment is required!


  • B.S./B.A. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or a related life sciences discipline
  • 2 or more years of research experience in industry or relevant academic setting
  • Detail-oriented and methodical approach to science with strong documentation skills
  • High level of organization for general & administrative tasks
  • Microbiological lab skills strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with well plate assays and robotic liquid handling a plus.

If interested, please use the link below to send your resume and cover letter to with the position name in the subject.