Research Associate I or II, Next Generation Sequencing

Durham, NC, United States
Jan 07, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

The Research Associate I or II, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is responsible for daily maintenance and operation of Core Technologys next generation sequencers. They will perform standard library preparations with the use of liquid handling robots and assist team members with manual library preparation according to standard protocols. The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining stock levels of standard sequencing supplies and reagents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Run and maintain next generation sequencers including MiSeq and NextSeq machines
  • Perform routine washes
  • Denature, dilute, and load sequencing library samples
  • Use liquid handling equipment to perform sequencing library preparations
  • Perform oligo capture, RNA-seq and other standard sequencing protocols
  • Quantitate sequencing libraries using qPCR and Agilent Bioanalyzer or similar
  • Monitor stock levels of sequencing supplies and reagents and reorder stock as needed


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.

  • BS degree in related field with 1+ years of next generation sequencing experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with sequencing library set-up (manual and automated), Bioanalyzer or Tapestation fragment sizing, and qPCR quantitation
  • Experience with Illumina sequencer operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of Word processing software; Excel spreadsheet software, PowerPoint, and DNA sequence analysis software

Travel Requirements
  • No travel is required for this position.

  • This is an office-based position located at the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC.

Precision BioSciences is dedicated to improving life through its proprietary genome editing platform, ARCUS. Precision BioSciences leverages ARCUS in the development of its product candidates which are designed to treat human diseases and create healthy and sustainable food and agriculture solutions. Precision BioSciences is actively developing product candidates in three innovative areas: allogeneic CAR T immunotherapy, in vivo gene correction, and food.

Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.