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Zymo Research Los Angeles, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Summary/Contribution of Position:

We are looking for a scientist with a strong biotechnology industry experience to drive the growth of our sample collection and sample transportation consumables business by developing a deep understanding of the market and customer needs. A successful candidate will use their thorough understanding of the market to drive the development of new products/applications, and correctly position and market products within the market.

The Opportunity:

As a Scientist at Zymo Research, you will have an opportunity to work with a talented marketing group and team of world-class scientists to drive the growth of genomics reagents through the development of tools that will affect and shape the biomedical industry. Addiontally, you will contribute to Zymo’s strategic planning and continuously be encouraged to explore new ideas as a part of navigating and innovating in this highly competitive field. Zymo Research offers tremendous room for growth as we continuously explore new directions and expand.

The Company:

Zymo Research is a private biotechnology company that has steadily maintained double digit growth for the past 24 years by providing innovative world-class molecular biology research tools. With our continual innovations in Epigenetics, Microbiomics and Nucleic Acid Purification/Sample Collection we fully expect to maintain this rapid growth for years to come. We strive to bring the best out of each of our employees and continually encourage personal growth and development. We embrace the golden rule “treat others as you would like to be treated” and operate using this principle at every level. We hold ourselves to this rule when working with customers, each other, collaborators, or competitors. As a consequence, the company is flexible and compassionate towards it employees recognizing them as people and key contributors to the success of the company. We see ourselves as a family all pushing to achieve our objective of contributing to society, which has led to an environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration.

Put simply, Zymo Research strives to bring the best out of everyone with the goal of simplifying the world through science.

Duties and Responsibilities:


· Manage all sample collection and sample transportation consumables and related products.

· Develop and implement a customer driven strategy and related product roadmap.

· Define user and market needs and serve as a liaison between R&D and marketing to ensure effective communication and translation of ideas.

· Maintain deep understanding of the market, customers, competitors, and technologies to provide market segmentation and analysis

· Develop overall product strategy and execute it by launching new products and managing existing products, positioning products (e.g. targeted applications), developing sales tools, and clearly communicating the value proposition to our marketing team, distributors, and customers.

· Ongoing care and support of product line, including monitoring of customer satisfaction, competitor activity, new customer needs and marketing support materials.

Research and Development

· Conduct complex, high-level scientific research activities.

· Develop nature and general plan of approach to basic research problems.

· Contribute original ideas of major methodological significance to the prosecution of laboratory and/or field phases of research.

· Take complete charge of the execution of laboratory phases of major research projects over considerable periods of time.

· Frequent contributions of (a) original ideas of major importance in the prosecution of laboratory and/or field phases of research and/or (b) interpretation of data yielded by new/original method(s) used or developed in the course of laboratory and/or field phases of research.

· Ensures project compliance

· Ensures initial and ongoing review of projects

· Determines resource requirements to complete a project

· Ensures documentation of project-related procedures, processes, and events

Education and Experience

· Requires a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology or a related field and at least 1 year of Postdoctoral work with first-authorship on at least 2 scientific publications.

· Requires a minimum 2 years of experience in customer-facing position within the biotechnology industry.

Required Skills

· Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

· Ingenuity and creativity

· Critical Thinking Skills

· Scientific objectivity and focus

· Ability to execute and deliver

· Project and team leadership

· Organization Skills

· Reporting/Metrics

Zymo Research

Why Work Here?

Great benefits, free food, and a lot of opportunities for growth!

Larry Jia, M.D., founded Zymo Research Corporation in 1994. With humble beginnings, he started manufacturing the first DNA/RNA extraction and purification products for E. coli and yeast out of a garage in Orange, California. Today, Zymo Research is a multi-million dollar company with its headquarters based in Irvine, California. In addition to its California headquarters, Zymo Research has two international branches located in Freiburg, Germany and Beijing, China. The company's DNA and RNA extraction kits are used mainly by academic and biopharmaceutical scientists, who need to isolate and purify DNA/RNA from tissue, blood or serum samples. Zymo Research is also known for its epigenetics line of products used in DNA methylation detection and quantitation. They carved out a niche in this market by being an early adopter in the field of epigenetics and by offering a high-quality product. They are considered the leader in this market space. One of the keys to Zymo's success in the past 22 years has been their ability to listen to their customers and react quickly. Their tagline "The Beauty of Science is to Make Things Simple" is a mantra that is reflected in every one of their products. From epigenetics to RNA/DNA isolation, each product is designed to be both simple in use and robust in its performance. Inside Zymo Research Zymo Research's core beliefs are based on innovation, quality, and customer service. These three paradigms are ingrained in their company culture. They believe their products are the most reliable and uphold to the highest standards of quality in the industry as evidenced by their ISO 9001 certification. They have also received Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Award for Leadership in Epigenetics Product Quality. OUR MISSION To provide the most reliable, innovative, and valuable biomedical tools and services to our customers through research and strategic development. OUR VISION To have a positive impact in the biomedical field and to contribute to the greater good of humanity. GOLDEN RULE " Treat others as you would like to be treated " . We strongly believe this principle dictates teamwork and open communication.


Los Angeles, CA