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Laboratory Technician

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Cradle Genomics is currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to conduct a wide range of leading-edge product development activities in San Diego. The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for assay optimization studies to ensure we deliver the highest quality clinical product to the market. As a successful candidate you will work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment, to execute experiments and deliver data for assay optimization. The right candidate will be able to work independently in the laboratory with minimal supervision and report results in a group forum on a weekly basis. We are seeking motivated individuals, with a strong background in molecular and cell biology and next generation sequencing.


  • Executes experimental studies through all phase of the product development process
  • Develops high quality written experimental studies and detailed assay protocols
  • Delivers scientific reports and data summaries to the executive team
  • Develops and assists with the production of clinical SOPs
  • Diligent data documentation and communication
  • Maintaining research protocols and SOP’s under the guidance of principal scientists
  • Performing general lab duties such as preparation of reagents and stocking supplies
  • Strong sense of teamwork and an eagerness to help others on the bench

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS in Biology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry with a minimum of 2 years laboratory experience
  • Expertise in molecular, biochemistry, and cell biology
  • Experience with isolation, purification and quantification of DNA
  • Real-time PCR and Taqman assays - design and testing of primers and probes
  • Experience with library preparation for next generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Experience in manual and/or automated Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) workflows
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within dynamic and quick-paced environment
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines


Why Work Here?

Join a talented team that is passionate about improving patient care and enabling global access to the best possible prenatal solutions.

At Cradle Genomics, our goal is to transform non-invasive prenatal testing by offering the most comprehensive fetal genetic analysis and pregnancy health screening solutions at the earliest stages of pregnancy. Cradle is developing tests that will be conducted in a CLIA laboratory and are based on the genetic analysis of fetal cells that can be collected during the first pregnancy visit with no risk to the mother or developing fetus. Cradle has received several NIH grants to develop new platforms for fetal genetic testing and assessment of maternal risk for obstetrical complications. Cradle technology non-invasively accesses fetal cells derived from the placenta as early as the fifth week of pregnancy, one week after a missed period.


4755 Nexus Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego, CA