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Research Associate II (NGS for PGT


Takara Bio USA, Inc.

Job Location

2560 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95131
United States

Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate II (NGS for PGT)
Reports to: Senior Staff Scientist
FLSA Class: Exempt
*Pay Scale: $80k - $90k

Learn more about our company and how we support you:
Takara Bio USA (TBUSA) empowers life science discovery. We bring innovation and inspiration to every scientist - promoting discoveries that improve health and the environment. We hold values that all employees and prospective candidates should demonstrate: Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect, Growth, Diversity and Quality. We value helping employees develop their skills and you will be part of this journey!

At Takara Bio, we know that every experimental decision has an impact. Choices matter, from design to data analysis. We create best-in-class products that get the job done. In your hands, what do those research reagents and kits create? Something powerful: knowledge, understanding, and—often—hope! Together we can improve the human condition through biotechnology…and That's Good Science!

How this role drives the company forward:
The Research Associate II is responsible for assisting and working with research staff in the design, execution, and analysis of experiments aimed at developing new tools and reagents for life science. The Research Associate II works primarily in the laboratory to conduct relevant experiments and complex tasks under minimal supervision of other senior research associates or scientists.

The Research Associate II role is lab-based in San Jose, CA.

How you will make an impact:
The Research Associate II is responsible for assisting and working with research staff in the execution and analysis of experiments for developing novel research and diagnostic molecular testing. In this role, he or she will gain proficiency in molecular biology techniques such as sample preparation, nucleic acid amplification and purification (RNA/DNA), qPCR, and DNA sequencing. The Research Associate II works primarily in the laboratory to conduct experiments and complex tasks under minimal supervision of other senior research associates or scientists. He or she will present and discuss experimental results with R&D members in a group setting. Through his/her work, we will together build new tools, assays to improve embryo screening and patient health in the preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and Reproductive Health (RHT) space in a rapidly evolving organization.

What will you do:
Works primarily in the laboratory to conduct experiments under supervision of other senior research associates or scientists.
Executes routine experiments by selecting and performing appropriate techniques following general guidance or protocol. Performs more complex tasks with appropriate guidance from supervisor.
Conduct experiments through product development launch cycle from feasibility test through transfer to manufacturing.
Utilizes literature reviews, protocols, SOPs and prior laboratory experience to assist with experimental design, assay development, and workflow optimization.
Accurately records procedures, materials used and results obtained, enabling others to understand and reproduce results.
Prepares technical reports, summarizing experiments done including an analysis of results obtained, and contributes to development of follow-on experiments.
Assists in the preparation and reviewing of technical documents including work instructions and user manuals.
Shares responsibility for general laboratory maintenance and housekeeping, including organization and purchasing of laboratory reagents and maintaining laboratory stocks.
May provide technical training to other laboratory personnel.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

How will you get here?
BA, BS or MS degree in relevant scientific discipline.
Minimum of 2 – 5 years related hands-on molecular biology experience in an academic or industrial setting.
Demonstrated ability to perform a range of general laboratory procedures independently.
Hands on experience with Next generation sequencing library preparation workflow.
Experience with cell culture is a plus,
Accurate note-taking ability.
Adaptable to shifting demands.

AAP/EEO Statement:
Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Information about pay scale may change as market trends are analyzed and/or as applicants are evaluated throughout the hiring process dependent on knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographical location.

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