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Senior Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Stealth Mode Startup
Newark, California, US
Closing date
Nov 29, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
High growth, pre-IPO company in stealth mode

Join a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies that will push the boundaries in the clinical, life sciences research and therapeutic fields. We are well-funded by global top-tier investors, including venture capital firms and growth equity investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 200 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Play an important role in the development and commercialization of technology and products that will accelerate our understanding of life, biology and disease and transform large industries.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to join our team!

The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific background in molecular biology as well as experience in NGS DNA amplification. The candidate will be a key part in the team that is responsible for improving performance while delivering highly robust workflows. Come be a part of the company with outstanding scientist and engineers who are working to revolutionize the genomics field.

How You'll Contribute
  • Method optimization, including molecular biology and overall workflow, NGS library prep, and nucleic acid amplification
  • Independently executes various molecular biology assays and experiments
  • Independently collects and analyzes data; communicates findings to scientific teams
  • Spends most of their working hours in the lab (90% lab work, 10% desk work)
  • Works in a multidisciplinary environment comprising biochemists, molecular biologists, and engineers to drive toward company goal

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
  • BS or MS degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, chemistry, or a closely related field.
  • BS plus 5+ years or an MS plus 3+ years of hands-on experience working in a molecular biology wet lab environment post-graduation is a must.
  • Must be proficient and comfortable with the safe use of common molecular biology lab equipment.
  • Highly organized and has outstanding time/operation management abilities. Follows protocols and experimental instruction in greatest detail. Excellent communicator.
  • Fast learner with a strong sense of urgency, a can-do attitude. Loves and thrives in a fast paced and demanding startup environment.
  • Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge with NGS is preferred.


We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.

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