Senior/Research Associate, Molecular Screening Platforms

Location
Redwood City, CA, United States
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Ref
148200661
Hotbed
NextGen Bio
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
JOB SUMMARY

We are seeking a senior research associate or research associate to support cellular and molecular assay development within our burgeoning Technology Innovation group. The ideal candidate will have strong hands-on experimental lab abilities and a sound understanding of experimental design principles. They will enjoy working collaboratively with laboratory scientists and computational biologists to develop their understanding of assay design and data analysis principles. This is a unique opportunity to gain broad experience in a startup environment and to make a meaningful impact on patient outcomes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Test and implement high-throughput screening assays to evaluate properties of new AAV constructs
  • Perform and optimize protocols in cell biology (cell line development, culturing, functional manipulation and analyte isolation etc.), DNA/RNA manipulation (molecular cloning, nucleic acid extraction and amplification, sequencing workflows etc.), and/or protein analysis (ELISA, Western Blots, HPLC/FPLC etc.)
  • Participate in experimental planning and iteration in collaboration with laboratory scientists and computational biologists
  • Read and provide feedback on scientific papers and emerging NGS-based technologies
  • Communicate and present data within the team and company
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic laboratory records

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

• BS/MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, or a related field with 2+ years of industry experience preferred
• Strong hands-on laboratory experience with workflows and instrumentation for cellular and molecular biology
• Experience with NGS-based assay workflows
• Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to work cross-functionally
• Background in virology or immunology research a plus
• Experience working with high-throughput automated platforms (Hamilton STAR, Tecan Evo, Agilent Bravo etc.) a plus
• Experience processing and analyzing NGS data using statistical software and libraries (R, Python) a plus

BENEFITS:

• Competitive salary and benefits
• Biotech and gene therapy on-the-job training
• Joining a new division in an early-stage biotech company
• Career growth opportunities