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Research Associate I

The EVERY Company

The EVERY Company

Daly City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About us

EVERY™ is a leading VC-backed food tech ingredient company and market leader using precision fermentation to create animal proteins without the animal for the global food and beverage industry. EVERY™ is a team of passionate change-makers who are reimagining the factory farm model with a kinder, more sustainable alternative. Leveraging precision fermentation to produce hyper-functional and one-to-one replacement proteins from microorganisms, EVERY™ is on a mission to decouple the world’s proteins from the animals that make them. We are a passionate, determined (and fun!) team with a vital objective, and we're on the lookout for like-minded people to join our mission. For more information, visit www.every.com

The Role:

As a Research Associate I within the Protein Science team, you will play a critical role in advancing predictive functionality assays and understanding the structure-function relationship of our protein products. Your contributions will be instrumental in the ongoing development of innovative solutions aimed at enhancing the characterization and performance of EVERY’s biotechnology products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assay Development and Execution: Thoughtfully design, construct, and meticulously test techniques to refine the structural and functional attributes of protein products.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Actively engage with fellow Protein Science team members and collaborators in other technical teams to improve our approach to product characterization in both biochemical and food science areas.
  • Method Implementation: Perform routine method executions to provide essential support for projects across the company, ensuring timely and accurate implementation of various protein functionality assays.
  • Innovation and Learning: Help develop new assays based on literature and external resources, and conduct assays for new projects. Actively participate in learning within the field of food science, applying new knowledge and techniques to execute novel assays aligned with the company’s evolving priorities.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Ensure the proper maintenance and functionality of equipment and systems.
  • Data Presentation: Present findings with careful data analysis and interpretation.
  • Additional Duties: Fulfill any additional assigned duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or Analytics.
  • Industry Experience: 1 year of lab experience and 1 year of industry experience, preferably in Biotech or Food Science.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in PCR and other molecular biology techniques, HPLC, and colorimetric analytical assays.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work effectively within a team and across different departments.
  • Analytical Mindset: Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and present complex data.
  • Detail-Oriented: Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Innovative Thinking: A proactive learner who stays updated with the latest advancements in food science and applies new knowledge creatively.
  • Adaptability: Comfortable working in a dynamic environment with evolving priorities.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Comprehensive benefits: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k matching, and stock options
  • Tasty perks: Weekly catered lunches
  • Customizable options: FSA, HSA, Commuter, Pet Care, and additional life insurance
  • Work-life harmony: Flexible PTO and 10+ paid company holidays per year
  • Onsite conveniences: Free parking and unlimited gym access
  • Energizing refreshments: Unlimited sparkling water, granola bars, snacks, local coffee, and tea
  • Exciting socials: Themed happy hours and quarterly company outings
  • Open communication: Monthly all-hands meetings and direct access to CEO and leadership
  • Ideal location: Close to Daly City BART and Caltrain stations

Pay Range: $70,000 - $80,000 + Stock Options

At EVERY™ pay ranges are subject to change and assigned to a job based on the location specific market median of similar jobs according to 3rd party salary benchmark surveys. Individual pay within that range can vary for several reasons including skills/capabilities, experience, and available budget.

Dedication to Diversity

EVERY is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We want our workplace to enable productivity and meaningful work for individuals from all backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles, allowing all employees to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves at work.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact us at hiring@every.com

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to accommodation as required by law. CDC defines fully vaccinated as: 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfzier or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

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