Kiverdi, Inc.
  • Hayward, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Mission of the Role

Kiverdi is looking for a full-time Research Assistant to join our fast-growing, dynamic and collaborative team. The Research Associate will assist the scientific staff in routine support and logistics activities within our R&D team


About Kiverdi

Kiverdi is on a mission to enable the large-scale transformation of carbon dioxide into high-value products, making the sustainable production of everyday goods a reality. To do this, Kiverdi is commercializing a NASA-inspired technology that uses microorganisms to convert carbon dioxide (with other simple mineral nutrients and gases) into raw materials for everyday consumables, such as food, clothes, personal care items, industrial goods and ultimately, biofuels. We are passionate about changing the world. We are looking for a Research Assistant who shares our passion for having a positive impact on the world. The Kiverdi technology entails working under potentially hazardous conditions since we employ gases which are flammable or otherwise hazardous. He/she will be trained to maintain safe conditions.



  • Prepare growth media and components by following detailed protocols.
  • Receive, label and inventory research samples from various collaborators.
  • Provide clean and sterilized lab glassware.
  • Prepare equipment or samples for routine sample analysis according to standard operating procedures under the supervision of scientific leads.
  • Execute lab testing according to standard procedures under the supervision of scientific leads.
  • Maintain equipment performance and maintenance logs.
  • Assist in office operations on an as-needed basis
  • Assist Kiverdi safety officer in maintaining safety records.
  • Adhere to a culture of health and safety.
  • Use appropriate judgement for time management.


Desired results

  • The workplan proceeds on time and within budget
  • All other workplan KPIs are met



  • High level of integrity
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Detail-oriented and able to apply a systematic approach to tasks
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in biology, chemistry or relevant scientific field
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs.
  • Computer usage including Email, Microsoft Word and Excel, Google suite
  • Ability to work autonomously under tight time deadlines
  • Experience in operating laboratory equipment flammable gases will be a plus
  • Some knowledge of laboratory best practices will be a plus


Kiverdi Values

  • Safety must be of utmost importance
  • Curious and eager to learn
  • Persistent - Can-do attitude plus action
  • Flexible - Willing to do what it takes
  • Integrity - Do what you say


What we offer:

Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you're looking to build your career, improve your health, or build your retirement, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals.

  • Very Competitive total compensation plans.
  • A 401(K) plan with an impressive employer match that's all yours - no vesting!
  • Great health, dental and vision insurance packages to fit your needs to ensure you're happy and healthy.
  • A PTO policy that empowers our employees to take the time they need to recharge!


Equal Opportunity :

It is the policy of Kiverdi to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Kiverdi will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Kiverdi is a progressive and open-minded meritocracy. If you are smart and good at what you do, come as you are.

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