Senior/Research Associate, Molecular Screening Platforms

Redwood City, CA, United States
Jul 12, 2021
NextGen Bio
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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.


  • 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


• 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


• 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