Research Associate at Felix Biotechnology (W20)
We’re creating programmable therapies
South San Francisco, CA
1+ years
About Felix Biotechnology

We are focused on developing tools to help patients. There are a lot of people who are dying for no good reason. We want to play a role in preventing those deaths and creating a future we can be excited about. We treat patients today. The work we do goes directly to people. If you want to be involved in cutting edge synthetic biology, in learning how to code biology to help patients, and have a background in ML/AI let us know.

About the role
Skills: Biotechnology

As the Laboratory Technician / Research Associate you will be supporting and working alongside our fabulous R&D team; a diverse group of innovative, creative and patient-focused researchers with expertise in microbiology, microbial genetics, microbial ecology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. We are a dynamic and fun loving group looking for an enthusiastic, thorough, and highly motivated individual who is passionate about contributing to development of a novel solution to help patients who have no other options.


  • Laboratory management: Media preparation and tracking of reagents and consumables
  • Executing standard DNA manipulation and analysis protocols
  • Executing defined research protocols and processes as well as developing new processes
  • Performing NGS workflow steps for Illumina and Oxford Nanopore, including sample preparation, library preparation, and sequencing
  • Investigating phage-bacteria interactions through standard and novel methodologies
  • Monitoring and developing automation processes
  • Working with diverse pathogenic organisms such as Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella, and Mycobacterium

REQUIREMENTS The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced lab, supporting our efforts in developing phage biotherapeutics with sequencing, bacterial culturing, phage/host interaction studies, and microbial engineering.

You would be a good fit if you:

  • Are highly motivated, organized and give great attention to detail
  • Work effectively within a collaborative and multidisciplinary team
  • Have a baccalaureate degree in life or physical sciences
  • Are proficient in basic microbiology lab techniques including aseptic technique, as well as basic molecular biology skills such as DNA cloning and assembly, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and DNA quantification
  • Are proficient in spreadsheets and other organizational tools
  • It’d be great if you also have >1 year of industry experience in library preparation for next-generation sequencing and DNA assembly.

FelixBT is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, creativity, and respect where we value diversity and each other’s unique backgrounds and contributions. We offer competitive salaries, health care benefits, ample time off, equity, weekly lunch, and fun quarterly outings for our employees.


We have three core competencies - the ability to collect lots of data quickly and cheaply mapping viral genotypes to phenotypes - the ability to interrogate these datasets to identify genomic regions that code for phenotypes of interest - the ability to the print and boot that code into self replicating biological nano-robots (viruses)

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