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Production Associate, Gene Synthesis


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 12, 2022.

ATUM is looking for a Production Associate for our Gene Synthesis Production Group.

ATUM ( is a 19-year-old, world-leading bioengineering company of ~150 people. We conduct research to advance our in-house technology platforms and to develop new ways to apply them to solve important biotechnological or pharmaceutical deficiencies. The company has state-of-the-art capabilities in machine learning-assisted synthetic biology, and a suite of innovative technologies spanning protein and cellular engineering, gene synthesis, gene transfer, protein expression and manufacturing. We provide diverse, and often highly tailored, solutions to a broad range of clients across the globe.

This entry-level position is within our Gene Synthesis production group. The work includes following standard operating procedures, using automated liquid handling equipment and other relevant laboratory equipment, interfacing with our in-house database, providing support in various lab functions, and interacting with our bioinformatics department.


Skills, Knowledge, and Requirements
Use LIMS (laboratory information management system) to generate worksheets
Work with automated liquid handlers
Seal/unseal plates for loading/unloading on automated carousels
Use micropipettes for accurate liquid transfers
Load/unload tubes into dryers
Cap, scan, and label tubes
Monitor multiple processes with different start times in parallel
Communicate regularly with downstream team on process status
Maintain, order, and stock supplies
Flexible and adaptive behavior and ability to thrive in a high growth environment
Possess excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
Able to complete tasks under strict deadlines
Comfortable working in a fast-paced setting while retaining impeccable organizational skills
Love to work in a team environment
Ability to work weekends

Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in Biology or other relevant discipline

Physical Requirements:

This position requires the ability to frequently and repetitively move and/or pour a minimum of 5lbs (up to 25lbs may occasionally be required) as well as other physical activities, including:
Constantly opening and closing lab receptacles, including removing and adhering plate seals, twisting caps, lifting lids.
Occasionally ascending/descending a ladder to retrieve lab supplies.
Constantly positioning self to pour or pipette reagents used for the lab process, including large and small volumes.

Free catered lunch (Monday-Friday)
100% employer-funded benefits package
Medical and Dependent Care flex spending account
20 days PTO, accrual basis
10 paid company holidays
401(k), Safe Harbor plan and employer-matching retirement plan

All ATUM employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We encourage qualified veterans to apply.

Phone calls not accepted.


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