Associate Scientist 1 - Reproductive & Genomic Health Assay Dev - 7107BR

Illumina, Inc.
Job Location
Redwood City, CA 94061
Job Description

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. We are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.

As an Associate Scientist in the Reproductive and Genomic Health Assay Development group you will support the development of clinical assays based on our proprietary technologies. You will be part of multidisciplinary teams solving complex problems, working on integration issues and investigating new research areas.
You will be a key contributor within integrated and multidisciplinary teams developing new, and improving existing clinical assays. This role will initially be in San Francisco then will move to Foster City when Illumina opens the new campus in 2018.


  • Conduct laboratory work under general direction of supervisor
  • Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot assays
  • Help plan, conduct, analyze, interpret, and report recommendations based on tested experimental results
  • Assesses information to ensure data sufficiency and completeness of results.
  • Write experimental reports, summaries and protocols for supervisors, project needs, and other teams as appropriate
  • Contribute to the overall success of the project; anticipate problems to minimize issues and work to resolve any issues to minimize impact on success of project
  • Use standard laboratory instrumentation: i.e. UV-VIS, fluorescence plate readers, thermocyclers, liquid handling robotics


  • Bachelor’s degree in in Biology or Chemistry with 4+ years' industry experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of standard molecular biology/nucleic acid-based protocols for DNA
  • Solid skills in document writing; development of reports, plans, work instructions, etc.
  • Understanding of scientific principles
  • Sound laboratory skills required
  • Ability to handle hazardous and biohazardous materials including human blood products
  • Detail-oriented, organized, ability to implement protocols and keep good notes in a lab notebook
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.

About Illumina
Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging segments. To learn more, visit and follow @illumina.
We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.4 billion in 2016. Our growth isn’t just revenue, we’ve been hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its “World’s Smartest Companies” list each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.

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