Research Associate - Assay Development

10X Genomics
Job Location
San Francisco Bay Area,
Job Description

We are seeking an experienced, collaborative and results-oriented individual to join our 10X gene sequencing team. The candidate will have a strong background operating, monitoring and troubleshooting NGS platforms. Ideally this candidate will have an understanding of the technology underlying NGS sequencing.

Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, able to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization and have the prior work experience needed to quickly learn the protocols.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, conduct, analyze and trouble-shoot experiments.
  • Develop assays and protocols for NGS library prep methods.
  • In-depth data analysis, draw conclusion, drive experimental planning
  • Expertise in DNA modifying enzymes such as polymerase, ligase, and restriction enzymes.
  • Assist in the development of processes and products. This includes performing product and process optimization, guard band studies, stability studies, maintenance of lab equipment, supplies and laboratory protocol.
  • Education or industrial experience in molecular Biology, biochemistry or related field
  • BS with 2+ years of research experience, or MS / PhD with 0-1 years of postgraduate experience
  • Proficient in standard molecular biology techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, ligation, restriction digestion, and gel electrophoresis.
  • Extensive knowledge and hands on experience with DNA modifying enzymes
  • Next generation sequencing experience
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong laboratory skills and ability to analyze, interpret and trouble-shoot experiments
How to Apply
About Our Organization

10x Genomics meets the critical need for long range, structural and cellular information, with an innovative system that transforms short-read sequencing technologies. Our ChromiumTM System supports comprehensive genomics and high-throughput single cell transcriptomics. It enables researchers to discover previously inaccessible genomic information at unprecedented scale, including phased structural variants, phased single nucleotide variants, and dynamic gene expression of individual cells—while leveraging their existing sequencing systems and workflows.

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