Research Associate - IVD Development

Job Location
San Diego, CA
Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of the Position: As a Research Associate in Illumina’s IVD Development team, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help create sequencing based assays for clinical oncology applications. Job duties include but are not limited to: •Conduct laboratory work under general direction of supervisor. •Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot assays. •Help plan, conduct, analyze, interpret, and report recommendations based on tested experimental results. •Assesses information to ensure data sufficiency and completeness of results. •Help write experimental reports, summaries and protocols for supervisors and other team members as appropriate. •Contribute to the overall success of the project, anticipate problems to minimize issues and work to resolve any issues to minimize impact on success of project. •Other duties as needed.


Required Skills and Experience: · B.S. or equivalent in scientific field. · 2-5 years relevant experience. · Good knowledge of standard molecular biology/nucleic acid-based protocols for both DNA and RNA · Experience in oncology and/or IVD product development highly desirable. · Solid understanding of scientific principles. · Sound laboratory skills required. · Detail-oriented, organized, ability to implement protocols and keep good notes in a lab notebook. · Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal Preferred Skills and Experience: Hands-on experience with next generation sequencing technologies and sample preparation.

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