Pacific Biosciences seeks a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate with a strong technical molecular biology background to join the sample prep team. This position will contribute to development of the up-front DNA preparation for Pacific Biosciences SMRT™ sequencing platform, as well as support of internal research efforts, by working with a team that is tasked with continuing innovation of the sample prep component of Pacific Biosciences single molecule real time DNA sequencing system. The position primarily involves hands-on laboratory work in preparing templates for in-house experimentation. The candidate will be working in a fast-paced, start-up environment, interacting with scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds.
Key responsibilities include:
• Hands-on laboratory work preparing samples and running the PacBio instruments.
• Analysis, interpretation, and troubleshooting of experimental results.
• Involves up to 4 hours of manual pipetting using single channel and/or multi-channel pipettors per day.