Senior Research Assistant/Research Associate

Job Location: 
San Diego, CA
Job Description: 

AltheaDx performs assay development and clinical testing services for biopharma customers and physicians. Our biopharma service menu covers early stage biomarker discovery through companion diagnostics development, clinical trials and regulatory submission to FDA. AltheaDx is bringing theranostics into clinical use. Please visit our website for additional details.

We currently have a need for a Senior Research Assistant / Research Associate
The successful candidate will be responsible for semi-routine testing and documentation of results using NGS and qPCR platforms. He/She will process nucleic acid isolation, PCR and analysis of data. Additionally, He/She will follow existing written SOP's and will accurately document data as required.
He/She may analyze results and present conclusions/deviations to manager while following well defined SOP protocols. This position will be responsible for routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and will assist other technical personnel on routine issues and problems.
He/She will assist in the research and implementation of new methods and technologies to enhance operations. He/She will initiate revisions to current SOP as necessary according to GLP guidelines. The successful candidate will maintain a GLP environment; accordingly, he/she will collect and dispose of lab wastes according to established procedures.


Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in a Life Sciences discipline and at least three (3) years relevant laboratory. Prior industry experience with NGS and PCR required.
The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions in laboratory environment as well as the demonstrated ability to understand and apply technical concepts to testing methodology as directed by senior staff. The successful candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. He/She must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.
The position demands the ability to multitask; working independently on some projects while contributing to larger projects as a part of a team.
If you are seeking an excellent career opportunity in a cutting-edge biotechnology company with an exciting, enjoyable environment that has been developed by its people, AltheaDx welcomes you to explore new career opportunities here. Along with an exciting environment, AltheaDx offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

Contact Information: 

Qualified candidates can submit their resumes directly to Adria Curtis, Director Human Resources at

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