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Research Associate - Biodevelopment Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US

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2019-09-11 11:07:16
Job Type: Full Time only

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Preparation of DNA and RNA from various sources
  • Preparation of sequencing-ready libraries for various applications
  • Evaluation of library preparation methods
  • Operation of next-generation sequencing instrumentation and primary data processing
  • Analysis of next-generation sequencing data on Linux platforms
  • Software tool development for internal projects
  • Discussing potential projects with R&D members and advising best practices
  • Participation in trainings, preparing protocols and SOPs per GLP guidelines
  • Maintain notebooks and records commensurate with the design control requirements of the IVD industry
  • Maintenance of equipment, ordering/tracking of reagents


  • Bachelor\'s degree in a Biological/Bioengineering field with 0-2 years of experience
  • Experience with NGS platform operation, library preparation and primary data analysis
  • 1-3 years laboratory-related experience
  • Experience with nucleic acid purification
  • Experience in setting up and performing multiplex real-time PCR assays
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience performing bioinformatics analysis on next-generation sequencing data
  • Software development in key areas including use of Python, R, Java/C++ or related languages
  • Knowledge of principles of quality control and quality assurance
  • Knowledge of biological and chemical safety

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing GeneXpert assays
  • Experience in a GLP environment

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