NGS Laboratory Research Associate

Job Location
155 Gibbs street Suite 436
Rockville, MD 20850
Job Description

CosmosID is recruiting an NGS Laboratory Research Associate to support their DNA/RNA sequencing laboratory and genomic and metagenomic data analysis. This position is for someone who is driven, embraces change, and is very willing to learn in a field that is constantly evolving.

Responsibilities will include follow-up on sample-specific data on a laboratory information management system, ensuring that SOP’s adhere to defined, quality control standards, developing and optimizing wet lab protocol, and interacting with the R&D group in the exchange of project-related information and technical data. The person will also participate in a diverse variety of activities related to genomics, bioinformatics, and next-generation sequencing with an enthusiastic interest in comparative metagenomics analysis and data visualization.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related field with 1+ years of laboratory experience.
  • Knowledge of the theories, practices and procedures of common molecular biology methods including nucleic acid extraction, PCR  and DNA sequencing.
  • Familiarity with common bioinformatics tools and processes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong interest in developing bioinformatics skills such as analysis of NGS data and writing bioinformatics pipelines.
  • Proven track record of teamwork and a good work ethic.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with operation of any next-generation sequencing instruments and demonstrated knowledge of different genomic library prep techniques.
  • Experience working in a CLIA/CAP-certified laboratory
  • Basic programming knowledge and Unix experience.
  • Experience in manipulation and analysis of next-generation genomic and metagenomic DNA sequencing data in the Linux environment will be preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
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About Our Organization

CosmosID is a genomic big data company focused on rapid identification of microorganisms for infectious disease diagnostics, public health surveillance, food safety inspections, pharmaceutical discovery, and microbiome analysis for health and wellness.

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