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

Apex Life Sciences

Pleasanton, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Assay, Assay Development, Genetics, Genomics, Molecular, Molecular Biology, PCR, Scientist Molecular Biology, Sequencing,

Job Description

(NGS) Research Associate East Bay
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.


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.