Manufacturing Associate, Biopharma

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

We are looking for an outstanding Manufacturing Associate, to join our team in South San Francisco, CA. The Manufacturing Associate will produce a variety of DNA-based products with a focus on molecular biology techniques. The candidate will be highly motivated, organized, willing to take initiative, and desire work in a highly collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn new techniques, have excellent molecular biology knowledge and skills, take detailed experimental notes, and communicate effectively with peers and management.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Manufacture high quality DNA products in lab according to established SOPs
  • Operate robotic laboratory equipment and traditional lab equipment (automated liquid handlers, pipettes, bioanalyzers, centrifuges)
  • Prepare traditional molecular/cellular biology processes and techniques including, but not limited
    to PCR, DNA purification, DNA quantification, cell culturing
  • Maintain thorough and accurate documentation of all work produced in batch records, databases,
    and notebooks including issues and deviations
  • Update and write work instructions and similar documentation
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a safe manner
  • Focus on details to perform consistency and efficiently
  • Package products for delivery
  • Complete assigned tasks daily to maintain production flow

What You'll Bring to the Team:

  • 0-2 years of relevant lab experience and/or Bachelor or Associates degree or equivalent experience in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or similar disciplines preferred
  • Familiarity with or prior experience in a manufacturing environment or lab automation preferred
  • Familiarity with genetics and molecular biology preferred
  • Ability to follow work instructions and SOPs to complete manufacturing goals
  • Ability to communicate on priorities and progress

Required for All Levels:

  • Some experience with basic molecular biology techniques
  • Some lab experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Be able to follow protocols and detail oriented
  • Good computer skills and adaptive to learning new software applications
  • Experience with Excel, Word, Jira/Confluence (Atlassian), web-based applications, and other similar programs

Typical Working Conditions Are:

  • Collaborative team-based laboratory environment
  • Working in controlled laboratory environment
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time while performing duties
  • Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs

Shift Hours: Monday – Friday (8-hour day shift)

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.


The base cash compensation for this California-based role is below. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for bonus, equity, and a generous benefits package. Final compensation amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate skill, experience, expertise, and location and may vary from the amount listed above. Compensation may be different in other locations.
San Francisco Bay Area Pay Range
$16.63$21 USD