Associate Scientist

Job Location
458 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Job Description

Miroculus is inviting applications from scientists who can assist in performing advanced research for new approaches in next-generation sequencing. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will contribute to our microfluidic-based technology development. The Associate Scientist should have excellent analytical and technical skills in molecular biology in order to analyze data, assist in the preparation and delivery of presentations and reports, and maintain detailed experiment documentation. This role is laboratory-based and requires effective interdisciplinary collaboration.

Exceptional consideration will be given to individuals whose molecular understanding of complex NGS problems has led to fundamental advancements in existing technologies and/or the successful launch of commercial products.

Key Responsibilities:
* Assist in the design, implementation and verification of assays and chemistries that support the development of applications and protocols for Miroculus microfluidic platform.

* Develop a deep understanding of the interplay between chemistry, molecular biology and microfluidics to support assay development, root cause analysis and process optimization.

* Productive execution of well thought out experiments, accurate recording of results along with in-depth analysis and reporting of these results.



Required skills:

* M.S or PhD in molecular biology or closely related field, with at least 2 years of experience in nucleic acid molecular biology.

* Hands-on experience with NGS library construction protocols.

* Experience in optimization and troubleshooting of NGS library preparation.

* At least 2 years of experience in DNA/RNA extraction, nucleic acid quantitation and quality analysis.

* Experience in qPCR, bioanalyzer and other nucleic acid analysis techniques.

* Ability to analyze NGS data preferred but not required.

Additional skills:

* Ability to use independent thinking and data-driven decision-making to complete projects.

* Strong oral and written communication skills.

* Ability to prioritize work to accomplish project goals.

* Ability to work, both as an individual contributor and as a key member of a multidisciplinary team, to achieve project milestones.

* Competence at ensuring data sufficiency and completeness of results.

We are looking for a creative and highly motivated individual. Our team is international, interdisciplinary, fast paced and used to excellent communication and teamwork skills. The candidate should feel comfortable functioning within a small and rapidly growing company.

How to Apply

Please send a full CV together with a brief cover letter to by October 20th.

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