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Research Associate 2

  • Location: Foster City
  • Salary: Negotiable per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 6 days ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Taylor Cochran
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start Date: 08/08/2022
  • Expiry Date: 31 August 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -062022-471043


Plan and execute various laboratory activities with limited instruction

Participate in product development activities, including various aspects of planning, feasibility, operation, and transfer

Manage goals within defined target timeframes

Perform data analysis; write reports and present results and project assessments

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


Experienced with nucleic acids and DNA/RNA processing enzymes

Knowledge of the principles of reaction kinetics and molecular interactions

Knowledge of DNA characterization methods: qPCR, Bioanalyzer, Nanodrop, fluorescence plate readers

Strong troubleshooting and optimization experience

Ability to think and work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment

Must be a creative, passionate, detail oriented person with excellent analytical, verbal and written communications skills

Must have a desire to be part of a fast-paced and dynamic development environment

Must be fluent in use of Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

Experience with HiSeq, NextSeq, or MiSeq operation strongly preferred

Experience with Illumina's sample prep methods strongly preferred

Knowledge of NGS secondary analysis techniques desirable

Product development experience, including assay optimization, reagent development, integration and testing, transfer to production and documentation

All listed requirements are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.