Research Associate / Senior Research Associate - Cell Biology

Pleasanton, CA, United States
Apr 19, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
10x Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics, our award-winning Chromium™ System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale. Learn more at


Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There's a dynamic energy here, and we're looking for the best of the best to be a part of it. We are seeking talented professionals excited to build new technology that advances scientific research while growing their career within a dynamic, supportive environment.

Research Associate / Senior Research Associate - Cell Biology

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join its biochemistry team as a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate. This person will interact with scientists from all across the company, and will generate (and obtain), characterize, and distribute high-quality biological samples for both internal and external consumption on an ongoing basis. In addition, this person will assist the R&D scientists by helping to evaluate and optimize new methods for sample preparation.

The ideal candidate will have an education background in one or more of the following disciplines; Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or similar. The candidate should have at least 4 years of relevant research experience in an academic or industrial setting.

Key Responsibilities
  • Acquire, grow, and maintain an inventory of relevant biological/clinical samples, including live cultured cells, whole blood, etc.
  • Maintain our BSL-2 tissue culture facility by monitoring for contamination and viability of cultured cells, and assessing the quality of all other incoming materials.
  • Assist in the development and optimization of sample preparation procedures for single cell genomic assays.
  • Write protocols and procedures, and maintain accurate records of our biological inventory.

Required Skills and Background
  • BS/MS in one of the following disciplines: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or similar
  • 4+ years of hands-on cell biology experience in an academic or industrial setting
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and cell-based assays
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong recordkeeping skills
  • Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization, which requires flexibility and a willingness to learn new techniques and methods.

Desired Skills and Background
  • Experience with provisioning or processing human clinical samples (tissue, blood, FFPE).
  • Experience with tissue dissociation.
  • Proficiency in standard molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing, or similar.
  • NGS library preparation and/or NGS data analysis
  • Flow cytometry
  • Fluoresce microscopy
  • Histology

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.