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Research Associate - PCR

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Posted: 01/05/2018 Job Number: JN -012018-20656

Scientist I with molecular biology background to support experimental work on new project initiatives

Job Description

The Research Associate (Molecular Biology) is expected to contribute to the development of new microarray based products. The individual will execute experiments under supervision in a team environment. Data generation and analysis with advanced software will require continuous learning.


  • Performs laboratory experiments using molecular biology techniques such as PCR, molecular inversion probe-based assays, and agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Operates instrumentation for processing microarrays
  • Generates and presents data
  • Conducts computer-based data analysis
  • Follows the product development process
  • Participates in process and operation improvement opportunities
  • Complies with company quality management systems, policies and procedures
  • Additional duties/responsibilities assigned according to business needs

    Minimum Requirements

  • BS in biological sciences
  • 1-3 years work experience in industry is preferred but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Capable of multi-tasking and good time management
  • Flexible with changing plans and schedules
  • Good oral and written communication skills

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • General laboratory and office environment, prolonged standing/walking and sitting positions are sometimes required for conducting experiments, data analysis.
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