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Upstream Research Assistant I/II

Codexis

Redwood City, CA
30+ days ago
Redwood City, CA
30+ days ago

 

Are you ready to join our mission to enhance protein optimization and production? Do you have a passion for applying innovative technology to create novel products?  Come be part of the Codexis, Inc team where every day we get to unlock the power of proteins®!

Since 2002, Codexis’ scientists and bioinformatics experts have worked collaboratively with our clients to do just that, enabling breakthrough developments for applications across multiple industries!  As Codexis expands its footprint we are in constant need to find new ways to diversify applications of our CodeEvolverTMprotein engineering platform. 

To help us meet our goals, we are seeking an Upstream Research Assistant (I or II) to join our  Bioprocess Development Team.  As part of this dynamic team you will work with upstream process development scientists to generate critical data of fermentation and primary recovery scale down experiments for performance enzymes.  Initially you will perform analytical assays to characterize upstream processes and progress to participating in process development experiments to improve performance and robustness of manufacturing processes. 

If any of the below describes you, we would love to meet you!

  • Would you enjoy being a member of a team developing manufacturing processes for novel enzymes?
  • Are you excited by the idea of harnessing the power of proteins to improve the health of this planet and its inhabitants?
  • Are you driven by scientific curiosity and devoted to continuous learning in a collaborative and supportive team environment?

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Characterizing in upstream-process samples to drive process development decisions for performance enzyme products, including protein quantification using SDS-PAGE, fermentation metabolite analysis and enzyme activity using colorimetric or HPLC-based assays.
  • Troubleshoot and adapt analytical methods to quantify yield, activity, and purity at various stages of the manufacturing process.
  • Participate in process development experiments to improve fermentation and primary recovery yield and product quality
  • Documenting and summarizing results in a timely fashion. Regularly presenting results in project team meetings.
  • Creating and maintaining various data and sample logs.
  • Archiving process samples and maintaining analytical instruments.

    To be successful in this role, your background and experience should include:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological Science, or related discipline, with 0-2 years’ experience analyzing proteins
  • Experience in unit operations such as bioreactor, homogenization and TFF a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and remain flexible with changing needs.
  • Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to keep organized records and documentation, and to write reports and SOPs.

    What can Codexis offer you? (besides an amazing collaborative culture?)

  • Full benefits on day your first day
  • 100% match on the first 4% of your 401k contribution
  • Generous flex time off
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Free fitness classes
  • Employee lunch program
  • Back up child/dependent care
  • Commuter vouchers
  • Much more!

 

PRINCIPALS ONLY
NO AGENCIES OR THIRD PARTIES

Codexis is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.

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Student Intern/Graduate Student Intern - Citywide

City of San Jose, CA

City of San Jose, CA
30+ days ago
City of San Jose, CA
30+ days ago
Student Intern/Graduate Student Intern - Citywide - (2000636)
About the Department 

Become an Intern with the City of San José


The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.


We are looking for talented, diverse, and innovative future professionals of all fields who are eager to work in a public sector setting.


The City of San José Internship Program is designed to help students gain professional public sector work experience pertaining to their academic area of interest and/or study. This is an exceptional opportunity to build networking, communication, and analytical skills. In addition, internships at the City of San José are project-based and can help steer students into a possible career direction. 

 

Positions & Duties

 
The City of San José hosts approximately 80 student interns annually, from majors that include finance, graphic design, information technology, accounting, urban planning, political science, public administration, and many others. Applicants must be a current student enrolledin a college or universityto apply andmust continue to be enrolled during their employment/service with the City of San José.

Interns at the City have flexible hours to work around their school schedules. Undergraduate interns generally work between 20-30 hours per week and graduate interns work between 25-40 hours per week.
 

Please note that applications are currentlynotaccepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website atwww.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.   

 

Departments that most frequently offer internship opportunities are listed below.  For more information on all City departments, click here.    
 
San Jose International Airport (SJC) is now accepting applications for Summer Internship Program. Student Interns at the Airport will learn and gain practical experience in multiple areas of airport operations and management. Interns will also be exposed to various airport industry careers while enriching their personal and educational goals.   
 
The Public Works Department’s  mission is to provide excellent service in building a smart and sustainable community, maintaining and managing the City’s assets, and serving the animal care needs of the community.  Interns can expect to perform substantive work, develop professional relationships, and help make a positive impact in the City of San Jose.  With 9 divisions providing a diverse array of services, the Department offers a unique variety of opportunities across a number of fields of study for students to enhance their academic learning with real world knowledge, receive valuable training while providing public service to the community, and experience a professional work environment where they can develop both work and life skills. Internship opportunities include: Administrative Services, Animal Care & Services, City Facilities Architectural Services, Development Services, Engineering Services, Equality Assurance, Facilities Management, Fleet Management, and Transportation and Hydraulics Services. 
 
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) has established a national reputation for environmental leadership and innovation with award-winning recycling, water conservation, water quality protection, and wastewater treatment programs. Its major initiatives are: healthy streams, rivers, marshlands and bay waters; reliable water, garbage, and recycling services; clean and green air, land and energy policy development; and community education aimed at environmental sustainability. Interns in ESD can work on fun projects, make presentations, create and prepare training materials, do valuable research, use tech savvy skills to help market materials and provide overall team support.
 
The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains and operates the City of San José's transportation network of roadways, traffic signals, street lights, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, street trees and landscaping in addition to the public sewer system and storm drains. DOT's goal is to provide a transportation system that is safe, efficient, and convenient for all users, and that supports the City's livability and economic vitality. San José has adopted bold policy goals to be a leading city in the areas of environmental sustainability, innovation and fiscal efficiency. San José's DOT is organized into the following four divisions:
  • Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Transportation and Parking Operations
  • Transportation Planning and Project Delivery
  • Director's Office / Administration Services
San Jose Public Libraryis the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. A proud recipient of the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award, the library is an acknowledged leader in providing innovative services to meet changing customer needs. The San Jose Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information.
 
Housed within the Office of the City Manager, the  Office of Economic Development (OED) leads the implementation of the City of San Jose Economic Strategy by working with other City departments, private businesses, and community partners. OED has four integrated divisions: Business Development, focused on job creation, business attraction, expansion and retention; Business Operations and Real Estate, focused on revenue generation, management of city owned property, and Department administrative support; Cultural Affairs, responsible for arts and cultural development; and work2future, the federally funded workforce development program serving Silicon Valley.
 
The Information Technology Department's (ITD) mission is to enable the service delivery of its customers through the integration of City-wide technology resources.  ITD consists of four core service areas:  
  • Enterprise Technology Systems and Solutions- Business Systems, Database Administration, Financial Management Systems, HR/Payroll, Integrated Billing 
  • Information Technology Infrastructure- Core Network Infrastructure, Information Security, Telecommunications, Servers, Desktop Support, Email
  • Customer Contact Center- Utility Billing, Internet Self-Service, General Information Requests
  • Strategic Support- Budget/Fiscal Management, Procurement, Contract Administration, Human Resources Analytical Support.
The mission of the  Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (PRNS) is to cultivate healthy communities through quality programs and dynamic public spaces.  Through proactive, strategic work plans, the Communications team develops, creates and implements outreach that is creative, articulate and engaging while telling a story of “Building Community Through FUN”. 

Interns' skills and talents will contribute to the creation and activation of community-building places, programs and people. Interns will gain experience and build their portfolio as interns provide general support, assist in event production and work on specific programs and projects important to PRNS and the City. 


The Planning Division in the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement (PBCE) is responsible for both long range planning--which involves guiding the City’s future by stewarding Envision San Jose 2040 (the City’s General Plan) and preparing  Urban Village plans and other area plans--as well as current planning through the review of development proposals.  The Planning Division implements policies and plans that determine where and how the City will grow  and how that growth will be balanced with the availability of infrastructure and services.


The PBCE internship program is designed to offer professional learning opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in the urban planning field. Interns may be assigned to specific projects in the sub-disciplines of urban village planning, development review, zoning, urban design, transportation, economic development, housing, sustainability, historic preservation, Geographic Information Systems, and data analytics.   Interns will gain exposure to the operations of a planning department and have the opportunity to work on “real life” projects.


Finance Department– The Finance Department has over 100 employees who are dedicated to serve the needs of our customers throughout the City of San Jose. Our mission is to manage, protect, and report on the City of San Jose’s financial resources to enhance the City’s financial condition for our residents, businesses, and investors. Our services are provided to the organization and community through four separate divisions which include Treasury, Revenue Management, Accounting, and Purchasing. The range of services includes debt management, investments/cash management, payment processing, billing, accounts receivable, delinquent tax/revenue collections, payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting, risk management, and procurement services.


The Housing Department'smission is to strengthen and revitalize our community through housing and neighborhood investment. Since the Housing Department was established in 1987, the City has been a leader in affordable housing, creating more than 21,000 new housing opportunities for San José residents.

A major function of the Housing Department is its work as a funder. The Department utilizes numerous financing vehicles to bring new affordable housing to fruition and rehabilitate older affordable housing. The Department also funds grants for nonprofits to develop and provide social services, homeless response programs, and community infrastructure. Additional grants support Fair Housing policies, place-based neighborhood efforts, and meal programs for low-income seniors.

The Department oversees a range of other critical programs and initiatives, including rent control and stabilization programs for apartments and mobilehomes, and the City's Ellis Act Ordinance that protects the City's supply of affordable rental housing. And, working in partnership with other City departments and agencies, the Housing Department works to ensure the City has a variety of housing options in every neighborhood.

The Community Energy Department operates San José Clean Energy (SJCE), San José’s Community Choice Energy program. SJCE has provided residents and businesses with cleaner electricity at lower rates than PG&E since February 2019. The Community Energy Department is dedicated to creating a healthier, more sustainable future for our community and future generations. SJCE interns have performed substantive work for the Account Management and Marketing, Power Resources, and Regulatory and Legislative divisions. Interns develop professional skills and relationships and have a direct impact on the San José community.


Salary Information

Student Intern Salary Range - $12.17- $17.38/hr (unbenefitted)
Graduate Student Intern Salary Range - $15.75 - $23.26/hr (unbenefitted)

 

Qualifications

 
STUDENT INTERN:  Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program.
GRADUATE STUDENT INTERN:  Completion of a Bachelor's Degree and current enrollment in a Master's degree program from an accredited college or university.
LICENSE:  Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California may be required for some positions.
 
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.


Selection Process


Applications for Student Interns are accepted on an ongoing basis. As department specific internship opportunities become available, an evaluation of the applicant's education, training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions is conducted by the Department. Candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

 

Note: the Internship candidate pool is typically refreshed every 4-6 months depending on Citywide need. You will need to reapply each time you see an Internship Citywide recruitment posted.  This is to ensure the City is recruiting from the most up-to-date candidate pool.  You will not receive notification of the new Citywide posting, so it is recommended that youregularly check  our website for the most current Citywide posting.

 
Additional Information 

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San José's website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.

 
 

Job

: Office and Administrative Support

Schedule

: Part-time

Employee Status

: Temporary

Job Type

: Internship

Job Posting

: Jul 13, 2020, 2:14:59 PM

Minimum Salary

: 12.17

Maximum Salary

: 23.26
Bargaining Unit 1: Unrepresented
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Posted

30+ days ago

Description

 

Are you ready to join our mission to enhance protein optimization and production? Do you have a passion for applying innovative technology to create novel products?  Come be part of the Codexis, Inc team where every day we get to unlock the power of proteins®!

Since 2002, Codexis’ scientists and bioinformatics experts have worked collaboratively with our clients to do just that, enabling breakthrough developments for applications across multiple industries!  As Codexis expands its footprint we are in constant need to find new ways to diversify applications of our CodeEvolverTMprotein engineering platform. 

To help us meet our goals, we are seeking an Upstream Research Assistant (I or II) to join our  Bioprocess Development Team.  As part of this dynamic team you will work with upstream process development scientists to generate critical data of fermentation and primary recovery scale down experiments for performance enzymes.  Initially you will perform analytical assays to characterize upstream processes and progress to participating in process development experiments to improve performance and robustness of manufacturing processes. 

If any of the below describes you, we would love to meet you!

  • Would you enjoy being a member of a team developing manufacturing processes for novel enzymes?
  • Are you excited by the idea of harnessing the power of proteins to improve the health of this planet and its inhabitants?
  • Are you driven by scientific curiosity and devoted to continuous learning in a collaborative and supportive team environment?

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Characterizing in upstream-process samples to drive process development decisions for performance enzyme products, including protein quantification using SDS-PAGE, fermentation metabolite analysis and enzyme activity using colorimetric or HPLC-based assays.
  • Troubleshoot and adapt analytical methods to quantify yield, activity, and purity at various stages of the manufacturing process.
  • Participate in process development experiments to improve fermentation and primary recovery yield and product quality
  • Documenting and summarizing results in a timely fashion. Regularly presenting results in project team meetings.
  • Creating and maintaining various data and sample logs.
  • Archiving process samples and maintaining analytical instruments.

    To be successful in this role, your background and experience should include:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological Science, or related discipline, with 0-2 years’ experience analyzing proteins
  • Experience in unit operations such as bioreactor, homogenization and TFF a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and remain flexible with changing needs.
  • Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to keep organized records and documentation, and to write reports and SOPs.

    What can Codexis offer you? (besides an amazing collaborative culture?)

  • Full benefits on day your first day
  • 100% match on the first 4% of your 401k contribution
  • Generous flex time off
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Free fitness classes
  • Employee lunch program
  • Back up child/dependent care
  • Commuter vouchers
  • Much more!

 

PRINCIPALS ONLY
NO AGENCIES OR THIRD PARTIES

Codexis is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.

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