Research Associate (Next Generation Sequencing)

Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Job Location
5858 Horton Street
Suite 320
Emeryville, CA 94608
Job Description

Berkeley Lights, Inc. is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Research Associate (Next Generation Sequencing) to join an interdisciplinary R&D development team at the company’s headquarters in Emeryville, CA. 

As a key member of the R&D Life Sciences team, you will assist with the development of new sequencing approaches including single cell sequencing methods under development by Berkeley Lights, Inc. You will plan and carry out a variety of small and large projects with developed techniques as well as pilot independent projects to test new approaches.

The ideal candidate is a creative and productive molecular biologist with in-depth experience in next generation sequencing. The research associate will assist with key programs underway in the Genomic team at Berkeley Lights, Inc. 

  • Recent M. S.  or B. S. in Molecular Biology with 2+ years of relevant experience in a research or industry position, or overall equivalent experience
  • Proficiency with with molecular biology techniques: PCR, RT-PCR and NGS library preparation including DNA-seq and/or RNA-seq
  • At least 1 year of experience with NGS technologies (e.g., Illumina sequencing)
  • Understanding of technology underlying NGS sequencing
  • Quickly adaptable to new technologies, methodologies and techniques

 Preferred skills & experience:

  • Experience with technology and product development environments
  • Meticulous and disciplined work habits honed in a Research Associate role preferred
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate ideas
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills to work well with scientists and engineers having widely divergent backgrounds
  • Experienced and confidant in a fast paced start-up work environment, with demanding schedules and deadlines
  • Experience with liquid-handling automation a plus
About Our Organization

At Berkeley Lights, Inc., we are bringing to market a proprietary micro-bio-chip system destined to revolutionize biopharma, diagnostics and biomedical research.  We are an early stage start-up with dedicated individuals spanning the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Micro-Fluidics, Genomics, Physics, Engineering, and Business. Our scientists develop unprecedented capabilities and revolutionize the biological sciences. Our engineers are unconstrained by traditional disciplines and apply engineering excellence to enable breakthrough scientific discovery. Together we are a Team that disrupts the way biology is understood, measured, applied and commercialized. 

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