Research Scientist, Custom Assay Development

Job Location
2477 55th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits programs.
Job Description

ArcherDX seeks a highly motivated Research Scientist to join the Custom Assay Development team. The Research Scientist will be responsible for the design, development, and analysis of a variety of custom NGS assays utilizing Archer’s Anchored Multiplex PCR™ enrichment technology.

The successful candidate will be a team player, capable of collaborating in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. She/he will be self directed and motivated, demonstrating the ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks to efficiently move projects forward.



  • Assay design, library preparation, NGS sequencing & data analysis
  • Driving projects forward to ensure internal and external deadlines are met
  • Interpret scientific results and provide recommendations for moving forward
  • Idea generation to improve existing technology and drive future technology
  • Maintain detailed, accurate and accessible records of experimental design and results


  • 5+ years of laboratory experience
  • 2+ years in an industry setting (preferred)
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting large data sets a plus


  • MS or PhD (preferred) in biochemistry or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
How to Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume through this job posting.

About Our Organization

We are ArcherDX, a Boulder, Colorado-based emerging leader in next-generation DNA sequencing technology used to detect cancer mutations in clinical sample types. We are scientists, developers and engineers using precision genomics to make personalized medicine a reality. We are exciting people that rock climb, snowshoe, race motorcycles, ski, volunteer and brew beer. We enjoy an open work environment with a collaborative culture that breeds success. We are highly focused people that recognize talent, expect hard work and reward openly. We also kick back after work and enjoy pool, foosball, quadcopter wars and the weekly brew.                                                                                                  

We are looking for people who are driven to excel in a high-paced yet casual environment, embrace tough assignments, see challenges as opportunities to grow, desire their work to have a direct impact on company success, and thirst for knowledge through experience.

Unless otherwise stated, all descriptions above are preferred but not required for our ideal candidate. Consideration will be given for comparable experience. ArcherDX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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