Genomic Research Associate - Pleasanton, CA | Biospace
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Genomic Research Associate

Apex Life Sciences

Location:
Pleasanton, CA
Posted Date:
7/6/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
733594
Salary:
70,000k
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Seeking an outstanding (Senior) Research Associate to join the Molecular Biology Process Development team and work on the rapid prototyping of critical reagents. This is a unique cross-disciplinary position that will work with R&D, Process Development, and Manufacturing, to develop reagents for the rapid expansion of product lines. Candidates must have a solid working knowledge of molecular biology and be able to apply that knowledge independently in a fast-paced work environment.



Key Responsibilities

Preparation and formulation of unique reagents either from SOPs or R&D protocols.

QC of reagents through a variety of analytical and functional tests

Maintenance of batch records, documentation of results, writing of SOPs, and training of other laboratory personnel.

Ordering of consumables and reagents necessary for the formulations.

Independently troubleshooting formulation issues and working with R&D teams to understand the performance of the reagents in functional assays.

Requirements

Desired Skills and Background

B.S. or M.S. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Chemistry, or a related field.

2+ years of relevant academic or industry experience in the field of biotechnology.

Experience with a variety of molecular biology and analytical techniques including NGS library preparation and analysis, qPCR, RT-qPCR, PAGE, HPLC, molecular cloning, and nucleic acid isolation and manipulation
Experience with high-throughput assays is highly desired.

Ability to write SOPs and train others to successfully perform the work.

Strong collaboration and communication skills.

Desire to work in a flexible and fast-paced startup environment.