University of California Job - 29728437 | CareerArc
  Search for More Jobs
Get alerts for jobs like this Get jobs like this tweeted to you
Company: University of California
Location: Berkeley, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners.  In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is:  June 18, 2021

Departmental Overview

The Bioindustrial Manufacturing And Design Ecosystem, or BioMADE, joins eight Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MII) as part of the Manufacturing USA network. BioMADE will support the growth and sustainment of domestic bioindustrial manufacturing, perform research and development (“R&D”) activities, facilitate the distribution of R&D funding to member institutions, and support national defense needs.

BioMADE will be the nation's leading collaborative research institute dedicated to advancing bioindustrial manufacturing technologies.
BioMADE has a satellite office in Berkeley, California and all Berkeley- based BioMADE staff members are employed by the University of California.

BioMADE, in partnership with the University of California, offers excellent benefits and salary as well as a progressive and flexible workplace environment. Please consider joining this highly motivated team dedicated to advance the bioeconomy.



We are looking for an enthusiastic and collaborative Research Associate to be part of our team. BioMADE works on a wide variety of technical and policy focused products pertaining to bioindustrial manufacturing. As a member of the team your primary duties would include engaging with stakeholders ranging from world renowned academics as well as industry and government scientists and leaders to collect, synthesize, and present information associated with bioindustrial manufacturing. You would also conduct internet and literature research and contribute to ad hoc activities such as project calls, meetings, and workshops.

  • Using subject matter knowledge (e.g., bioindustrial manufacturing, chemical engineering) to collect and prepare information for use in discussions, meetings of internal and external constituents.
  • Uses subject matter expertise to gather and assemble analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and / or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal or external constituents.
  • Determines and locates sources for the collection of information and data.
  • Researches and analyzes processes and procedures, summarizes findings, policies and organizational structures in order to develop and / or implement changes and to provide consultative services to leadership, partners and external stakeholders
  • Prepares, edits and modifies documents including grant reports, project calls, and presentations.
  • Uses knowledge of bioindustrial manufacturing to perform analytical studies on a variety of policies, research initiatives, programs and issues.
  • Helps prepare directives, guidance, and other instructions for issuance to BioMADE members. Prepares preliminary analyses of procedures, and other subjects to contribute to organizational programs, research proposals, and other documentation.
  • Utilizes knowledge of bioindustrial manufacturing to participate in program and project planning and development. Helps develop proposals to guide and support a broader strategic direction for BioMADE.
  • Foster positive relationships with colleagues, members, funders, policymakers and other stakeholders creating an environment of innovation, collaboration, and progress for BioMADE.

Required Qualifications
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills and critical thinking.   
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience with small to mid-level project management skills.   
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.   
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent  experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to manage time effectively and multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate quantitative and    qualitative findings to non-academic audiences.
  • Bachelor's degree in bioengineering, chemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, other area associated with the bioindustrial manufacturing and/or equivalent experience/training, OR Bachelor's degree in business, economics, public policy, political science, communications, or other relevant liberal arts area plus coursework in the natural sciences and/or engineering.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a full-time, hourly paid, career position.

Other Information

This position will involve access to hardware, commodities, and technical information subject to the Export Administration Regulations or International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Accordingly, any hiring decision might depend in part on the University's ability to obtain or rely on federal government authorization as required, if you are not a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (“green card holder”), asylee, refugee, or other qualifying protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.  The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

 Apply on company website