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Research Associate - Molecular Biology

San Jose Metro Area, California

Post Date: 08/22/2017 Job ID: JN -082017-19866

The candidate will design and implement experiments to improve polymerase performance on the nanopore sequencing instrument. Using analysis programs, you will analyze, interpret and present experimental results to answer various kinetic questions.

Responsibilities:
Become an expert on the operation of the Single Molecule Nanopore Sequencing Platform
Perform sequencing experiments on a daily basis, and interpret the kinetic data
Optimize polymerase/system performance to meet key metrics

Requirements:
B.S./M.S. in biotechnology, molecular biology, biology, cellular biology, or biochemistry
1-3 years of industry experience a big plus
Experience in single molecule enzymology is a plus
Experience in Python & Unix systems is a plus
Understanding of DNA and protein manipulation techniques and sequencing methodologies is a plus
Self-motivated and the ability to work well in a team
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong wet lab skills and experience in experimental design
Meticulous attention to detail


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