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Lewis & Clark AgriFood
Lewis & Clark AgriFood

Senior Scientist I/II, Analytical Development



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Located in Seattle, Washington, Arzeda is solving some of todays hardest and most meaningful problems from food and nutrition to sustainable materials and homecare by designing proteins that have the limitless potential to change everyones daily life. Our Intelligent Protein Design Technology™ merges computational protein design, machine learning, and synthetic biology tools to produce proteins, enzymes, and bio-based processes more efficiently than even Mother Nature. A deep tech, mission-driven company, we are passionate about our mission to design novel proteins and products that enhance our lives and protect our planet. At Arzeda, we value a strong desire to learn, innovate and be continuously challenged.

Arzeda is seeking a Senior Scientist specializing in Analytical Development to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will bring a fresh perspective, openness to current methodologies, and a passion for developing analytical methods to support our diverse range of projects. As a member of our analytical team, you will play a crucial role in developing and optimizing mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography methods, performing routine analysis, and contributing to technical data reporting and presentations. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work on a variety of projects spanning multiple industries and to collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive impactful results.


  • Develop and optimize mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography analytical methods for projects.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on method development, optimization, and validation.
  • Using Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and data analysis tools and in turn, deliver technical reports and presentations.
  • Troubleshoot instrument issues, solve problems, and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) to enhance team efficiency.
  • Assist in technical transfer of analytical methods into manufacturing operations.
  • Perform or oversee routine analysis of samples and provide training and mentorship to junior team members as needed.
  • Conduct routine instrument maintenance to ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly.


  • Master's or PhD in Analytical Chemistry with industry experience, at the Senior Scientist level typically with 4-8+ years industry experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in method development, statistical analysis, and knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Hands-on experience with mass spectrometry, liquid and gas chromatography analysis (HPLC, GC), and instrumentation by makers such as Agilent.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple activities, manage ambiguity, and influence others while contributing to an energizing and positive work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative mindset, with an excitement to adopt new methodologies and best practices.

Additional Information:

  • On-site position M-F with flexibility to work remotely as needed.
  • Opportunities for hands-on experience with automation and to gain exposure to enzyme assays.
  • Potential for career growth and promotion with opportunities to manage Associate Scientists or junior team members.
  • Variety of projects spanning different industries, providing exposure to diverse analytical challenges and methodologies.
  • Open lab environment with opportunities to learn different techniques and explore new technical areas.
  • Collaborative and inclusive team culture with weekly meetings to discuss science, share ideas, and solve problems together.

Arzeda compensation and benefits include:

  • Comprehensive compensation package, to include equity
  • Base salary range $110K - $165K depending on experience
  • Paid time off; company-observed holidays to include a company paid holiday closure between Dec 25 and Jan 1; and paid medical/family leave
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance to include options for Health Savings Accounts
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Commuter benefits

Arzeda is located in Seattle, Washington. Nestled among the historic and artistic neighborhoods of Ballard, Fremont, and Queen Anne, you'll find the right balance of activities and relaxation. Whether you're indulging your inner foodie at one of many unique restaurants, drinking a craft beverage after a day at the beach, or enjoying a picturesque walk through the Sunday Market, you'll be proud to call Seattle your home.

Arzeda may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with skills for this job. This position is based in our Seattle, WA location - Arzeda may agree to offer relocation assistance for this role. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Arzeda is an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity and inclusion in the workspace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law.

Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.