Research Associate

Cellular Research, Inc.
Job Location
4040 Campbell Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Commensurate with experience
Job Description

The Research Associate will be an integral part of the commercialization of RESOLVE™, a revolutionary gene expression cytometry platform.  You will work closely with scientists to apply the RESOLVE™ technology to various biological sample types and provide user feedback of early product prototype to the product development team. You should have experience in cell culture and molecular biology, especially with handling clinical samples, along with analytical skills.


  • Independently conduct experiments on the RESOLVE platform
  • Work with scientists to derive sample preparation methods appropriate for specific sample types to be applied to the RESOLVE platform. This includes methods for isolating blood cells, enriching cell subpopulation from blood and clinical samples, dissociating tumors, culturing primary cells etc.
  • Design experiments to troubleshoot RESOLVE assays and sample preparation protocols.
  • Participate in relationship with early access customers to facilitate application of their samples on the RESOLVE prototype.
  • Provide feedback of early product prototype to the product development team.
  • Collaborate effectively with other employees to help advance the company’s research and development and commercial goals.
  • B.S./B.A. degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, bioengineering, or biology related discipline.
  • At least 2 years of full-time laboratory experience in cell culture AND molecular biology required. 
  • Experience with handling blood and clinical samples, blood cell isolation, tumor dissociation, sample preparation for flow cytometry analysis preferred.
  • Experience with carrying out PCR and sequencing library preparation highly desirable.
  • Ability to think independently and come up with solutions to troubleshoot assays.
  • Attention to detail, especially in the laboratory.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computers (both Apple OS and Microsoft Windows platform), and a willingness to learn new techniques.
  • Good record keeping skills.
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Interpersonally savvy, and skillful collaborator.
About Our Organization

Cellular Research, Inc., is a biotechnology research and development company founded in 2011 by innovators from Silicon Valley and Stanford University and was recently acquired by Becton Dickinson Genomics.   Our mission is to revolutionize life science research by enabling high-precision molecular assays focusing on single cells and precious samples for application in basic research, drug discovery and clinical biology.  Cellular Research has developed Molecular Indexing to deliver these new capabilities.  This technology enables direct and precise counting of individual molecules, genes, chromosomes, and other genetic molecules in very small samples and individual cells.

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