Senior Research Associate

South San Francisco, California
Apr 10, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Job Duties

  • Enable application of single-cell genomics to additional clinical indications.
  • Optimize nucleic acid isolation from different sample types.
  • Test novel barcoding strategies for different aspects of single-cell biology.
  • Streamline user-facing protocols to reduce hands-on-time and assay robustness.
  • Interface with outside vendors and internal manufacturing teams.
  • Contribute to technical discussions and collaborate with engineering and analytical groups.


  • Bachelors or masters in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related discipline required. Master degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years industry experience required.
  • Extensive molecular biology experience is required. Examples include: nucleic acid isolation and QC, restriction digests, primer design, PCR, RT-PCR and whole genome amplification.
  • Experience with different NGS library preparation methodologies a must.
  • Experience with multiplex PCR target enrichment highly desired.
  • Ability to operate Illumina sequencers considered a plus.
  • Record of testing novel molecular biology and biochemistry protocols.
  • Strong ability to document experiments and troubleshoot protocols.