Research Associate II in San Diego, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/7/2018
  • Job ID:
    874747

Job Description


Our client, a leader in next generation sequencing, is seeking a Research Associate II. 

Duties:

As a research associate in the Array Development Group, you will play an integral role in expanding applications of technology. 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.

Required 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.

Education:

  • BS or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, bioengineering or other related or applied biology or chemistry field.
  • 2-4 years experience in an academic or industrial laboratory

For immediate consideration, please send resumes to khurlbut@apexlifesciences.com

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EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.




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