Research Associate 1

Job Location: 
San Diego, CA


Job Description: 

As a Research Associate 1 within the Translational & Consumer Genomics department you will be responsible for contributing to our goal of transitioning Illumina’s next generation sequencing technology from research to clinical use. You will be part of multidisciplinary teams solving complex problems and investigating new ways to use our technology to help the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of disorders.

Job duties will include, but are not be limited to:
• Development of new applications for Illumina’s sequencing products
• Design and execution of high-throughput sequencing experiments
• Development, characterization and optimization of assay protocols and reagents
• Maintaining a laboratory notebook
• Other tasks as deemed necessary by management

Equal Opportunity Employer


Job requirements:
• The ideal candidate will have an BS/MS in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or Genetics and experience working in an academic or industrial laboratory
• Sound understanding of next-generation sequencing, PCR, DNA and RNA manipulation, and other general molecular biology laboratory practices
• Ability to work well as part of a fast pace cross functional team
• Proven ability to research, plan, execute and report on multifaceted experiments not necessarily in field of expertise
• Ability to multitask on projects with aggressive timelines
• Good work ethic with flexible schedule
• Proven data analysis skills
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal