Research Associate I, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Durham, NC, United States
May 28, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Research Associate I, 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
  • Characterize sequencing libraries using qubit, qPCR, and Agilent Bioanalyzer/Tapestation
  • Maintain sample records and tracking data
  • 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 Illumina sequencers (MiSeq and NextSeq preferred)
  • 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
  • Little to no travel is required for this position.

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

Precision BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTIL), is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to improving life (DTIL) with its novel and proprietary ARCUS genome editing platform. This isnt just a statement supporting the products that were developing its a statement that speaks to our collective desire to do our part in improving the lives of those around us. ARCUS is a highly specific and versatile genome editing platform designed with therapeutic safety, delivery, and control in mind. Using ARCUS, Precision is developing allogeneic CAR T and in vivo gene correction therapies for cancer and genetic diseases. Our team includes pioneers in genome editing, leaders in business, and a full staff of talented and committed people who are excited to be a part of medical and scientific breakthroughs. For additional information, please visit www.

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