Life Science Research Associate

GenapSys, Inc.
Job Location
200 Cardinal Way Third Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Competitive compensation and stock options
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO and Kaiser Medical (including for dependents) 
  • Excellent Dental and Vision through Guardian
  • Fully sponsored Life, Short and Long-term Disability insurance
  • FSA, 401(k) retirement plan
  • Stocked kitchen and beverages, daily catered gourmet lunches
  • Weekly Fancy High Tea and Happy Hours   
  • Free complex onsite gym membership
  • Learning and growth opportunities
Job Description

At GenapSys we are working to change the world of healthcare and diagnostics. Our team brings together an incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary set of backgrounds and skills – from electrical and mechanical engineers, to physicists, chemists, microfluidic engineers, molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, mathematicians and more. Together we will advance scientific and medical knowledge and improve human health through cheaper, faster, and more accurate DNA sequencing technologies. We are working cross functionally to make a great impact in the world – join us on that mission!

We’re looking for a talented and organized team player to work at a fast-paced startup. This individual will be eager and enthusiastic, and someone who wants to take on many responsibilities. In essence, this position requires someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and work hard to push product development forward. Formal educational background may include: molecular biology, chemical engineering, biophysics, and bioengineering.


  • Design, execute, document, and analyze molecular biology experiments
  • Data driven - critically evaluate new/optimized reagents for the GenapSys sample prep
  • Optimize the laboratory workflow associated with the GenapSys platform
  • Help drive productivity increases through technological insights, exceptional time management skills and a ‘can do’ approach to the challenges at hand
  • Collaborate well within a multidisciplinary organization
  • Follow and develop well-documented SOPs
  • Relevant education background: BS or MS  in a field such as Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience beyond an undergraduate degree in lieu of a  Masters 
  • Hands-on experience with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including PCR, gel electrophoresis, and DNA purification is an absolute must
  • Experience with sample preparation for next generation sequencing is highly desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of nucleic acid biochemistry and NA-dependent enzymes
  • Proven ability to solve scientific problems using an analytical approach (skilled in Excel, JMP or similar tools)   
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills and efficiency at getting tasks done
  • Ambitious and looking to take on additional responsibilities
About Our Organization

At GenapSys, we are developing a DNA-sequencing technology that will revolutionize the world of healthcare. Our system will enable fast, accurate, and ultra-low cost genetic tests in order to better understand (and ultimately treat) genetic diseases such as Cancer, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and Alzheimers, just to name a few.  GenapSys was founded by Dr. Hesaam Esfandyarpour.  The company was incorporated in early 2010 and is funded by leading firms in both venture and institutional capital.  We have built an incredible team of scientists, engineers, and business professionals  – join our team and be part of the adventure!

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