Molecular Biology Research Associate

South San Francisco, CA
Nov 03, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Consider joining Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry.  Celebrating 50 years of service, Lancaster Laboratories is a leading contract lab providing testing and research services in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.

Molecular Biology Research Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • RNA/DNA isolation from various tissues/cells from human, non-human primate and rodents
  • Library prep and QC of samples for use with NGS platforms
  • NGS sequencing Illumina MiSeq and Novaseq platforms
  • Presenting relevant data and results
  • Comply with safety rules and regulations
  • Analysis of data using Microsoft Excel or similar programs
  • Document, Author, and Review notebooks or technical reports

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Some Experience with RNA/DNA QC platforms such as the Fragment analyzer, Agilent Bioanalyzer or Tapestation
  • Some experience with liquid automation for sample RNA/DNA isolation and NGS library prep
  • Some experience with NGS analysis data visualization software such as Cell Ranger, Partek, or BioTuring
  • Some experience with RT-qPCR methods and platforms
  • Familiarity with computer software:  Illumina BaseSpace, Omicsoft, TIBCO Spotfire, Graphpad Prism, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, Vector NTI, Sequencher
  • A passion for delivering quality service and internally motivated to learn and grow
  • Strong organization, scientific, computational, communication and interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular & cell biology, chemistry, life sciences, or other related degree concentration
  • At least 3 years related laboratory experience
  • Familiarity and troubleshooting capability with NGS platforms, specifically Illumina, MiSeq and Novaseq
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship