Research Associate - Cell Biology

10x Genomics
Job Location
San Francisco Bay Area, CA 94566
Job Description

By joining 10x Genomics, you can become an integral part of helping enable our customers expand the ways they explore, discover, process and innovate in the field of genomics.

We are seeking an experienced, collaborative and results-oriented individual to join our 10X molecular biology team. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the development of our product portfolio by providing high-quality biological samples, including receiving, growing, freezing, and analyzing multiple types of cells.  The candidate will also be responsible for managing a BSL-2 culture room, including routine quality control and maintenance of all instrumentation. 

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, and have the prior work experience needed to quickly learn our protocols.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain our production pipeline for high-quality biological samples. Our production pipeline supports critical company activities including reagent manufacturing, product development, and external collaborations.
  • Maintain live cell cultures according to schedule and demand
  • Manage BSL-2 cell culture laboratories and maintain an inventory of frozen cells and other biological sample types
  • Receive and process clinical samples (e.g. blood or purified T Cells)
  • Ensure maximum quality of all cell preparations by implementing and running QC regular assays including microscopy, viability analysis, etc.
  • Assist the product development teams by testing/improving/providing feedback on new sample preparation protocols.

Required Skills and Background

  • B.S. in biology, biochemistry, or a similar field
  • 2+ years of hands-on cell biology experience in an academic/industrial settings with demonstrated proficiency in cell culturing techniques
  • Proficiency in common molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and microscopy
  • Excellent organization and communication skills


Desired Skills and Background  

  • Familiarity with clinical samples (e.g. blood, saliva)
  • DNA/RNA sequencing
  • Data analysis (e.g. Python or R)
How to Apply
About Our Organization

Changing the definition of sequencing isn’t just our tagline – it’s a commitment to game-changing advances in the field of genomics. Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it.

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