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Research Associate

Manpower -Professional San Diego ,CA
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Job Description


Research Associate I – IVD Development

As a Research Associate I in the IVD Product Development team, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help develop NGS-based library prep assays for clinical oncology applications and participate in the development of sample-to-report NGS products for the diagnostic market.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct, analyze, and present experiments under general direction of supervisor, and in collaboration with other team members.
  • Perform routine experimental procedures using standard laboratory equipment including UV-VIS, fluorescence plate readers, PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis.
  • Independently run assays and instrumentation related to the companies sequencing technology
  • Collaborate with all functions within a project team structure (e.g. technical, bioinformatics, and software) to develop new products.
  • Conduct predefined analyses using simple Excel functions and graphing procedures
  • Help write experimental protocols, summaries and reports in a timely manner.
  • Support team with lab organization tasks and other duties as needed.


 Required Skills and Experience:  


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry with 1-4 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Solid understanding of Scientific principles with a sound foundation in molecular biology, biochemistry, and chemistry.
  • Hands on experience with DNA and RNA extraction, qualification, and amplification methods. Familiar with RNA and Pre-PCR best laboratory practices.
  • Practical experience with NGS library prep assays and sequencing platforms
  • Able to work independently with minimum guidance from managers.
  • Ability to perform experiments, analyze large data sets, and interpret results.
  • Highly adaptive to changing project scopes and responsibilities.
  • Detail-oriented, with proven ability to implement protocols ant think innovatively toward troubleshooting and solving problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, team oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to effectively multitask and advance various projects simultaneously.

Preferred Skills and Experience
• Experience with data analysis software such as JMP
• Experience with DNA and/or RNA based genomic assay development.  

Manpower -Professional


San Diego, CA