Research Associate- Ramani Lab

San Francisco, CA
May 11, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Lab/Area:Ramani Lab


The Ramani Lab is looking to hire a research associate to assist with wet-lab research in the lab. The Ramani Lab develops and applies novel sequencing technologies to study transcriptional regulation at genome-scale. These include methods to measure chromosome structure, chromosome accessibility, and transcriptional programs in diverse cell types and under different extracellular conditions. The research associate will specifically be involved in generating single-cell and single-molecule sequencing libraries for the Illumina and PacBio sequencing platforms, performing various molecular biological experiments within the lab, and analyzing and reporting on sequencing data results. Candidates should have previous molecular biological experience, strong organizational & communication skills, and be capable of working independently.

Job Responsibilities:

The Research Associate will be responsible for carrying out diverse experiments to support the Ramani Lab’s goal of using high-throughput sequencing to understand how mammalian genomes are regulated under different conditions. As such, the junior specialist will be responsible for carrying out basic and complex molecular biological experiments to create sequencing libraries compatible with various high-throughput sequencing machines. Applicants will be expected to follow and often generate detailed molecular biological protocols to barcode, amplify, and otherwise process both DNA and RNA samples from mammalian cells. Applicants will also be expected to perform quality-control experiments to validate these samples, and sequence these samples on appropriate sequencing instruments. The Research Associate will also be expected to assist with ordering reagents, aiding with lab organization, and other administrative tasks as needed.


  • B.S./B.A. degree in a relevant field at the time of hire, and previous molecular biology laboratory experience.
  • Laboratory experience generating sequencing libraries for the Illumina and / or Pacific Biosciences platforms.
  • A degree may be in process at the time of application submission, however, the degree must be processed by the appointment effective date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with single-cell / low-input sequencing technologies.
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture.
  • Any scripting / bioinformatics experience (i.e. UNIX, C++, Python, R).

Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.