Formulations Research Associate

Tech & Engineering · Redwood City, California
Department Tech & Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation DOE

At Seer, we are passionate about empowering our customers to expand scientific discoveries and achieve exceptional scientific outcomes. Our team is growing quickly as we develop innovative approaches to solve complex biological questions. And we believe the next frontier in biology is enabled through a clearer and more complete view of the proteome – something that Seer can uniquely deliver. As we build our team, we are looking for collaborative, driven, intellectually curious people who are committed to solving complex challenges. Our culture rewards accountability and cross functional teamwork, because we believe that this enables the kind of breakthrough thinking that will accelerate our mission.


The Role & The Team

Reporting to the Associate Director of Formulations, we are seeking an exceptional Research Associate to join our Formulations team based in our Redwood City office. This role is well suited for the individual that is eager to have hands-on opportunities to learn a variety of materials synthesis strategies while directly contributing to the success of our fast-paced team.


Seer’s new Formulations Research Associate will be responsible for fundamental laboratory organization activities, including inventory, stocking, and the cleaning of laboratory glassware. The ideal candidate will have a track record of accomplishments in academia or in the life sciences/pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. The successful candidate is likely to have a background in chemistry or materials science with 1 year of experience in nanomaterial characterization.


Responsibilities & Goals

Areas of specific responsibility and attention will include the following:

  • Laboratory organization – stocking, inventory and cleaning of laboratory glassware
  • Support our characterization efforts and execute standard characterization protocols (DLS, XPS, TEM)
  • Assist with materials synthesis, helping to set up reactions and purify synthesized materials
  • Implementing standard operating procedures for current materials
  • Effectively present data internally to other Seer scientists and technologists
  • Enable the efficient operation of our fast-paced laboratory
  • Execute standard SOPs reliably
  • Proficiency in sample prep methods for materials characterization
  • Work with the broader Formulations team in the development of cutting-edge materials


Background & Qualifications

The successful candidate for the position of Formulations Research Associate must have a demonstrated record of accomplishments in academia or the life sciences industry. Industry experience, including the implementation of SOPs and testing in support of advanced materials for biological applications, is strongly desired. Candidates must bring a strong entrepreneurial orientation along with teamwork skills and an absolute commitment to competing with the highest level of integrity. 

Key requirements include:

  • A BS or MS in chemistry or materials science
  • Experience with standard nanomaterials characterization strongly preferred (i.e. TEM, XPS, DLS, FTIR).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, with demonstrated experience in cross-functional and timely communication
  • Must work well in a small team setting, with ability to work independently and collaboratively, while meeting scheduled deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized, exceptional attention to detail, and strong proficiency in documentation skills
  • You are a self-starter and persistent in achieving objectives to support Seer’s scientific and business goals
  • You are a go-getter and ready to seize an entry level position and demonstrate capability for advancement


See Yourself at Seer?

We encourage you to submit your resume below or send to We look forward to hearing from you!



Seer is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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  • Location
    Redwood City, California
  • Department
    Tech & Engineering
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  • Minimum Experience
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