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

Molecular Biology Scientist

Post Date:
Newark, CA


ATUM is seeking a skilled and innovative molecular biologist / microbiologist for a lab-focused product and process development role. This scientist will have a leadership/mentoring position in a collaborative team, with primary responsibility to expand and deepen ATUM’s capabilities supporting our molecular biology product lines. The successful candidate will rapidly gain an understanding of each aspect of our manufacturing process and leverage our capabilities to develop process improvements and new commercial offerings. We are looking for a fundamentally curious wet-lab scientist who wants the opportunity to catalyze innovation in the field of biotechnology and bio-manufacturing. This position will work closely with the Production Manager.



B.S. or M.S. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field with 5+ yrs of experience in an R&D capacity, or Ph.D. in a related field.

Skills & Techniques

Molecular Biology

  • PCR and nonstandard PCR methods
  • Methods for DNA design, assembly, and cloning.
  • DNA sequencing methods (Sanger and NGS platforms) and data processing

Microbiology and strain engineering

  • Knock-in and knock-out strain engineering methods for Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Experience with gene expression systems in a variety of prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts, e.g., Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Pichia pastoris, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an advantage.

Other Requirements

ATUM employees are team players who must be flexible, able to multi-task and willing to pitch in as needed. In addition, we are looking for a candidate that has:

  • Demonstrated interest in process optimization.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve biological problems in the lab process.
  • Critical thinking skills in experimental design and data interpretation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent people, communication, and organizational skills
  • Willingness to tackle new challenges.
  • Ability to work on more than one project simultaneously and adapt as commercial realities affect priorities.
  • Experience with automation is a plus.


  • Excellent benefits package, including employer-paid medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with employer matching, commuter benefits
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free catered lunch (every day)
  • On-site gym

Compensation:Starting base salary $110,000, DOE

Phone calls not accepted.


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