Research Associate - PCR
San Jose Metro Area, CA
The candidate will assist senior Lab personnel in creating sample preparation assays and material to support development of a new nanopore sequencing system. This position requires hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques, including DNA isolation and purification, PCR, Biosafety I/II procedures, RNA techniques and, creation of buffer solutions. Experience with Bioanalyzer instruments a strong plus.
The individual for this particular position must be able to immediately work independently and meticulously as directed for common workflows such as PCR, qPCR, DNA-bead purifications, and acrylamide gels. The candidate will also be required to quickly learn new techniques in molecular biology and instrumentation as needed by the job.
The candidate must have good organizational skills, be diligent in record keeping, as well as being a good communicator and work well within a team. A Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or other related disciplines is required. Minimal 1 year of experience as laboratory assistant preferred.