careers

ATUM offers great career opportunities for team-players in a fast-paced dynamic setting. We seek dedicated individuals who are committed to success.

Current openings

Production Associate - Synthetic Biology Manufacturing

Location:
Post Date:
Newark, CA
2019-01-15

Looking to grow your experience in a great company that is truly employee-centric? Here’s the opportunity to work with a great team with excellent growth potential! ATUM is looking for a new member for our Gene Synthesis Production and Mammalian Purification team.

ATUM is the leading bioengineering solutions provider, offering an integrated pipeline of solutions including gene design, optimization and synthesis, expression vectors, and platforms for protein and strain engineering. ATUM explores novel applications for synthetic genes and the synergy between efficient gene design and protein optimization technologies. ATUM’s tools and solutions are fueling the transformation of biology from a discovery science to an engineering discipline. For more information about us visit www.atum.bio.

This entry-level position is within our production group. The work includes following standard operating procedures for using automated liquid handling stations, interfacing with our in-house database, providing support in various lab functions including PCR, making agarose gels, growing culture from stock, organizing/purging storage plates, and interacting with our bioinformatics department.

  • Have demonstrated skills in molecular biology, particularly in the areas of PCR and cloning.
  • Are hands-on
  • Possess excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Love to work in a team environment
  • Have a demonstrated ability to contribute intellectually to projects
  • Are able to complete projects under strict deadlines
  • And are comfortable working in a fast-paced setting while retaining impeccable organizational skills
…we want to talk to you!

If you also have experience with automated liquid handling stations, basic programming, DNA synthesis platforms or mammalian protein purification, that's a plus!

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field with molecular biology/ biotechnology experience.

  • Be part of the next gen bio-tech revolution - Quantitative Biology
  • Learn new concepts and experiment with new technologies
  • Free catered lunch (everyday)
  • Excellent benefit package, PTO, Holidays, and more!
  • 401(k) & Safe Harbor plan


We encourage qualified veterans to apply.

Phone calls not accepted.

EOE

Recombinant Protein Expression and Purification Associate

Location:
Post Date:
Newark, CA
2018-10-25

Looking to grow your experience in a great company that is truly employee-centric? Here’s the opportunity to work with a great team with excellent growth potential! ATUM is looking for a new member for our purification team.

ATUM is a world leading bioengineering company. The company has developed an integrated bioengineering pipeline for gene and protein design / optimization / manufacturing as well as unique proprietary platforms for protein and strain engineering. The pipeline relies on state-of-the-art Synthetic Biology and Machine Learning to provide custom made solutions for our customers, including large and small pharma and biotech, as well as agricultural and industrial biotech companies across the globe. ATUM is a 15 year old, heavily science driven company that currently employs ~100 people. For more information about us visit www.atum.bio.

This position is within our protein group. The ideal candidate will be responsible for purification and characterization of a variety of protein types including therapeutic proteins, antigens and assay reagents expressed in E.coli and Yeast expression systems. They will not be satisfied with just doing their part but being part of a collaborative team that aims to continually improve. Proteins will be purified at various scales ranging from high throughput robotic purification to many grams. The incumbent is expected to become a subject matter expert in yeast and E.coli fermentation, in addition to downstream purification operation, including chromatography, membrane separation, targeted precipitation, and protein refolding of inclusion bodies.

  • Have 3 to 5 years of demonstrated skills in E.coli/Yeast expression systems, and protein purification.
  • Are hands-on
  • Possess excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Love to work in a team environment
  • Have a demonstrated ability to contribute intellectually to projects
  • Are able to complete projects under strict deadlines
  • And are comfortable working in a fast-paced setting while retaining impeccable organizational skills
…we want to talk to you!

If you also have experience with protein refolding of inclusion bodies and protein characterization that’s a plus!

Education Requirements

PhD degree in Biochemistry or related field, or Bachelors/Masters with industry experience. Must have 3-5 years hands-on experience in E.coli/Yeast recombinant protein production.

Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to frequently and repetitively move and/or pour a minimum of 5lbs (up to 25lbs may occasionally be required) as well as other physical activities, including:

  • Constantly opening and closing lab receptacles, including removing and adhering plate seals, twisting caps, lifting lids.
  • Occasionally ascending/descending a ladder to retrieve lab supplies.

Constantly positioning self to pour or pipette reagents used for the lab process, including large and small volumes.

Benefits

  • Be part of the next gen bio-tech revolution - Quantitative Biology
  • Learn new concepts and experiment with new technologies
  • Free catered lunch (everyday)
  • Excellent benefit package, PTO, Holidays, and more!
  • 401(k) & Safe Harbor plan


We encourage qualified veterans to apply.

Phone calls not accepted.

EOE

How to get a job at ATUM

See current job openings and check your qualifications against our requirements. If you are qualified, click on the job title and go to the online application or send your resume to:

hr@atum.bio

ATUM is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, color religion, national origin, age and disability (so long as such disability can be reasonably accommodated) or any other status protected by applicable law. ATUM encourages all qualified applicants to apply.