Laboratory Technician

Department: Technical Manufacturing
Location: Tustin, CA

Job Summary:

Zymo Research is actively searching for a dynamic Lab Technician to become an integral part of our Protein Team. In this role, you will collaborate closely with R&D team members, manufacturing, and operations staff to ensure the prompt delivery of protein products meets the highest quality standards.

As a Lab Technician, your primary responsibility will be the production of recombinant proteins and enzymes, strictly adhering to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Your duties will extend to maintaining workspaces at a consistently high level of inspection readiness and utilizing business systems for effective inventory and process management. Additionally, you will meticulously maintain records to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for precision and quality in biotech manufacturing, we invite you to join our dedicated team.

Join us in making a meaningful impact!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Upstream Manufacturing: Execute sterilization processes and operation of media preparation, fermentation, and harvest operations.
  • Downstream Manufacturing: Conduct the protein purification process, encompassing tasks such as dialysis, filtration, diafiltration, large-scale buffer preparation, centrifugation, and chromatography.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of all equipment, instruments, glassware, and materials.
  • Assemble and prepare equipment and materials for the production process.
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and maintain comprehensive manufacturing documentation.
  • Demonstrate effective and professional communication skills while working collaboratively in a team environment.

Education and Experience:

  • Required: High School Diploma
  • Desirable but not required: Bachelor’s degree in biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or relevant work experience in the biotech field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer-based systems.
  • Desirable experience in creating and revising SOPs and Manufacturing Formulas.
  • Flexibility to work weekends, off-shifts, and overtime as needed.
  • Comfort working with pressurized tanks, housings, and equipment connected by piping, pumps, and serviced by pressurized steam, water, air, and cleaning/sanitizing chemical systems.
  • Expected to be on feet, standing, or walking for up to 90% each day.
  • Capability to push, pull, or lift materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting or manipulating process equipment, connections, and raw materials.

About Us:

Since its inception in 1994, Zymo Research has been proudly serving the scientific community by providing innovative, reliable, and high-quality research tools and products. Whether it's DNA, RNA, epigenetics, microbiomics, protein, or yeast-based research, our philosophy remains the same: To provide the highest quality products in the industry while ensuring they are both simple to use and reliable in their performance.

Recognized as a Top Workplace by the Orange County Register in 2021, 2022, and named a Top Workplace USA in 2023, Zymo Research continues to be a vibrant community where employees thrive, feel connected, and are inspired by their work. If you are passionate about contributing to scientific advancement and want to be part of an exceptional team in a dynamic, growing company, we'd love to hear from you!


The estimated base compensation range for this position is $20 to $23 per hour at the time of posting. Actual compensation details will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Zymo Research welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. These include sex, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state, or local law.


Onsite – Zymo Research Operations – 2961 Dow Ave. Tustin, CA 92780

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