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Research Associate II - United States  

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Posted on : 25 April 2017

Project Description

Tracking Code
BC17-R-010
Job Description

Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Center (DBCC) located in Cambridge, MA, is developing the only fully-integrated DNA sequencing platform. DNA sample preparation and sequencing is fully automated using a microfluidic lab on a chip instrument. We develop assays to aid in identification of genetic changes prevalent in cancer and other genetic disorders. We favor candidates who enjoy working in a creative, collaborative, and multi-disciplined team environment incorporating Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, and Engineering.

We are looking for an experienced Research Associate to join our Molecular Biology R&D team. In this position you will be responsible for participating in the development of assays and applications tailored for the DBCC novel next-generation sequencing platform.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Take an active role in developing molecular biology assays
  • Take an active role in developing sequencing applications
  • Test and optimize biochemical reactions integral to technology development
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems in experimental design
  • Summarize and present experimental data 
  • Team oriented execution, design and development of nucleic acid laboratory-assays for the DBCC platform
  • Be highly committed to deliver results in aggressive commercial timelines
  • Interact and work collaboratively with the engineering and bioinformatics groups
  • Prepare technical summaries and present experimental results
  • Generate SOPs and quality control documents for the molecular biology department
  • Train and transfer SOPs to the DBCC manufacturing department
Required Skills

 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs or similar including Excel, Power Point, and Word.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and written skills.
  • Self-starter, independent worker.
  • Proficiency in molecular biology laboratory techniques and in the use of laboratory equipment and materials including PCR, electrophoresis, and various enzymatic reactions
  • Strong organizational skills

 

Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, biology, genetics or related field
  • At least 1 year of industry experience

 

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Job Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Department
DBCC Molecular Biology (10544)
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular