Director of Analytical Platform

Seattle, WA
salary commensurate with experience
Nov 09, 2017
Dec 09, 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Arzeda is seeking a Director of Analytical Platform who thrives chasing and characterizing challenging molecules and has a passion for scaling processes. Arzeda is a dynamic biotech start-up at the forefront of the synthetic biology revolution. Leveraging our core expertise in computational protein design, high-throughput screening and metabolic engineering, we design novel proteins and metabolic pathways to bring to market products that are sustainable, performance improving and create economic values for our customers and partners. We are passionate about our work and our vision to engineer biology for industrial applications.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for:

  • Leading Arzeda’s analytical platform (GC/MS, LC-qTOF, LC-QQQ) and supervise a team of associate scientists
  • Implementing scaling of analytical platform to high throughput (up to 10,000x per week) to support Arzeda’s protein and pathway design teams
  • Providing timely and quality analytical support through method development and high-throughput analysis for Arzeda’s enzyme engineering and strain prototyping platforms

Job Requirements

PhD in analytic sciences with a minimum of 10+ years experience in an industrial setting is required for this job. Prior research experience in HRMS for the identification and analysis of small molecules and familiarity with LC and GC platform is a must. In addition, experience with the scheduling of 1000+ samples per day per instrument and with the implementation of data processing, analysis and storage for this throughput is required. Additional experience in biocatalysis, enzyme assay development, strain characterization (determine of target molecule production levels, metabolomics, proteomics) and/or lab automation is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates that have a proven track record to successfully lead teams and deliver on project goals.

The successful candidate must be willing to work in a small, driven environment, be able to work autonomously and possess strong interpersonal skills. Finally, Arzeda seeks and greatly values a strong desire to learn, innovate and be continuously challenged.

Arzeda Corp. ( is an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity and inclusion in the workspace.