Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location: 
Menlo Park, CA
Job Description: 

We are seeking a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to develop next generation sequencing applications and technologies.

The selected individual will support various programs of new technology applications for the single molecule, real-time detection (SMRT) platform. This role will provide scientific and technical contributions in the execution of assays for sample preparation, enzyme characterization, reaction condition optimization and in the operation of SMRT instrumentation, as well as sale-supporting projects. The selected individual will also perform routine data analysis.

The title will be based on the selected individual’s experiences, and determined at the offer stage.


•Bachelor’s or M.S. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related scientific field
•2 to 5+ years of biochemistry and/or molecular biology laboratory research experience
•Experienced with the operation of assay equipment and assay development
•Prior experience in the biotechnology industry is a plus
•Prior hands-on experience in operating next-generation DNA sequencing instruments and assays are a plus
•Experience with R or Python is a plus

About Our Organization: 

Pacific Biosciences’ mission is to transform the way humankind acquires, processes and interprets data from living systems through the design, development and commercialization of innovative tools for biological research. The company has developed a novel approach to studying the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA and protein. Combining recent advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry and optics, Pacific Biosciences has created a powerful technology platform called single molecule, real-time, or SMRT™, technology. SMRT technology enables real-time analysis of biomolecules with single molecule resolution, which has the potential to transform the understanding of biological systems by providing a window into these systems that has not previously been open for scientific study.