Services Technician I, Microbiomics

Department: Services - Microbiomics
Location: Irvine, CA

Job Summary:

Zymo Research is looking for a dynamic individual to join our Services - Microbiomics team! In this role, you will play a vital part in utilizing your skills and expertise in sample accessioning and nucleic acid extraction. Your contributions will ensure the delivery of high-quality results to a wide range of services customers from academia to industry.

Join us in making a meaningful impact!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Receiving, accessioning, and storing projects and samples appropriately.
  2. Keeping proper records of accessioned projects and samples.
  3. Communicate with team and customer representatives promptly and effectively when issues arise. Resolve and document any problem specimens.
  4. Coordinate with customers (clinics, hospitals, etc.) for sample submission process.
  5. Prepare laboratory specimens for analysis and testing.
  6. Stocking of laboratory consumables and routine housekeeping functions.
  7. Preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment
  8. Design and conduct scientific experiments for workflow development, performance troubleshooting, and protocol optimization.
  9. Analyze and interpret data to obtain insights for project progress.
  10. Provide recommendations to the team leader on the next steps of the assigned projects.
  11. Keep current with projects pertaining literature and apply relevant findings to ongoing research projects.
  12. Collaborate with other R&D team members to further multifaceted projects.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Technical support for incoming customer inquiries.
  2. Work closely with internal subject matter experts, product managers, marketing, and manufacturing microbiomic product and services related technical details.
  3. Project presentation to upper-level management, technical review committee, marketing, and sales organization

Education and Experience:

  • AS or BS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field.
  • Experience performing molecular biology techniques, including PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, nucleic acid purification and NGS library prep is preferred.
  • A proven track record of designing, executing, analyzing, documenting, and troubleshooting laboratory experiments.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Attention to details and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

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 $23 to $25 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 HQ – 17062 Murphy Ave. Irvine, CA 92612

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