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Research Associate, Molecular Biology

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 07/30/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -072019-25290
We are a team of computational and experimental scientists dedicated to making a moonshot in the life sciences. We re looking for a research associate with a background in molecular biology for a 1 year contract position. If you are excited about making a difference in this space, we d love to talk with you.

Responsibilities:
Activities expected of this hire will include but are not limited to:
- Working closely with a multidisciplinary team to execute microbiology measurements.
- Conducting molecular biology experiments including PCR and cloning.
- Performing plate-based and tube-based assays
- Develop and execute experimental protocols for various biochemical assays.
- Assisting with general laboratory maintenance, including purchasing supplies necessary to conduct experiments and adhering to laboratory safety standards.
- Ongoing use and testing of early team prototypes of computational tools.


Skill/Experience/Education
Mandatory Minimum Qualifications - BSc degree in microbiology, systems biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or similar. - 3+ years of relevant research experience. - Demonstrated experience with bacterial cell culture and relevant assays e.g. growth assays and plate-based assays. - Experience with performing general laboratory duties such as preparing media reagents, and basic maintenance of equipment. - Strong time management and organizational skills. - Exemplary written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
Desired Preferred Qualifications: - Experience with basic molecular biology techniques, such as DNA, RNA and protein purification, PCR, qPCR, cloning. - Experience with modern high throughput molecular assays (e.g., NGS). - Demonstrated experience with flow cytometry. - Familiarity with analytical and computational methods for analyzing molecular biology data.


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