Quality Assurance Associate I

Department: Quality Assurance
Location: Tustin, CA

Job Summary:

Zymo Research is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Quality Assurance team! This role is instrumental in supporting quality assurance activities across our development and manufacturing processes, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Join us in making a meaningful impact!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in drafting, planning, and implementing quality programs, projects, processes, and activities to meet ISO9001 and other relevant quality standards.
  • Conduct internal audits in conjunction with the QA department.
  • Assist with certification audits, customer audits, and inspections.
  • Review procedures, protocols, and technical documents to ensure compliance with ISO9001 and other applicable quality requirements and company objectives.
  • Implement corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) from nonconformance reports.
  • Complete required quality questionnaires from customers.
  • Participate in investigations of quality incidents, non-conformances, and customer complaints.
  • Generate reports and maintain records related to quality activities.
  • Assist in coordinating Management Review meetings and weekly QA remediation meetings.
  • Support cross-functional teams in various aspects of quality management, including documentation, testing, audit, and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Collaborate closely with product developers and other departments involved in Design Control, actively contributing to the development and implementation of quality assurance measures.
  • Assist with quality assurance initiatives for various internal projects and processes.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field, or equivalent degree in the Sciences.
  • Strong interest in Quality Assurance required.
  • Preferred: Some laboratory experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated professional integrity with confidential information.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow procedures and protocols.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and adaptable.
  • Ability to solve problems analytically, creatively, and collaboratively with team members in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges.

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 $28 to $32 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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