Technical Specialist

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

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Technical Specialist

Twist Bioscience’s Data Storage group is developing new ways to store digital data in DNA. We are seeking a person to provide support to our technical staff of scientists and engineers.

The Technical Specialist is someone that is comfortable completing a variety of routine tasks during their workday. These tasks involve standard chemistry, molecular biology, and biochemistry workflows. We will train that right individual, but experience as a technician, either in development or manufacturing is required.


Chemistry: Reagent preparation in fume hood or glovebox and operate analytical chemistry instruments

Molecular Biology: Library preparation for Illumina sequencing and prepare and run samples on Mass Spectrometer

Biochemistry: Operate a variety of liquid handling tools for high throughput screening and run protein purification equipment

EH&S: Support hazardous waste management and Inventory chemicals


-Associate degree in a technical field or equivalent experience

-Minimum of 5 years of industrial experience

-Silicon processing, chemistry or molecular biology bench work preferred

-Ability to stand for long durations, lift 40 pounds, and operate instruments requiring
fine dexterity (edited)

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
$73,000$91,000 USD