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Research Associate

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Posted: 08/07/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082018-22234
Description:
You will work as part of a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team focused on the development of new and robust assays and workflows for sample-to-report products.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Conducts experiments under direction of supervisor.
  • Design and execution of high-throughput genotyping experiments using a combination of manual techniques and automated liquid handling systems
  • Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot assays and associated hardware and equipment.
  • Help plan, conduct, analyze and report recommendations based on tested experimental results.
  • Optimize assay conditions to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness, and performance
  • Execute verification and validation testing of Array assay workflows and automation protocols. Complete associated paperwork in accordance with appropriate good documentation practices
  • Analyze large complex data sets
  • Keep a laboratory notebook, write reports, and prepare presentations
  • Deliver results in a fast-paced product development environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills:
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong laboratory and instrumentation skills.
  • Experience with workflow verification/validation design-planning and execution methodology.
  • Familiarity with standard molecular biology/nucleic acid-based protocols, including DNA amplification, labeling, purification, quantification, PCR, RT-PCR, hybridization, etc
  • Familiarity with workflow development and optimization of workflow and hardware for biochemical assays a plus.
  • Excellent lab notebook and documentation skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Analytical, detail-oriented, organized, takes initiative, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Desire to make an impact on human health

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • DNA Array experience preferred.
  • Proven record of troubleshooting assay/workflow processes to deliver root cause determinations
  • Hands-on experience with complex reagent optimization.
BS or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, bioengineering or other related or applied biology or chemistry field.

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