Senior Research Associate

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

10x is seeking an outstanding (Senior) Research Associate to join the Molecular Biology Process Development team and work on the rapid prototyping and testing of critical 10x reagents. This is a unique cross-disciplinary position that will work closely with R&D, Process Development, QC, and Manufacturing, to develop and validate reagents for the rapid expansion of 10x product lines. Candidates must have a broad working knowledge of molecular biology and be able to apply that knowledge creatively and independently in a fast-paced work environment.

Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, strategic thinkers, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create NGS libraries from single cells or isolated DNA/RNA using 10x proprietary instruments and consumables.
  • Preparation, formulation, and testing of unique 10x reagents either from SOPs or R&D protocols.
  • Develop and implement QC methods to assess reagents and kits through a variety of analytical and functional tests.
  • Independently troubleshooting formulation and QC issues.
  •  Working with R&D teams to improve the performance of the reagents in functional assays.
  • Maintenance of batch records, documentation and presentation of results, writing of SOPs, and training of other laboratory personnel.
  • Ordering and maintaining stocks of consumables and reagents.
  • B.S. or M.S. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of relevant academic or industry experience in the field of biotechnology.
  • Experience with a variety of molecular biology and analytical techniques including NGS library preparation and analysis, qPCR, RT-qPCR, ddPCR, PAGE, HPLC, flow cytometry molecular cloning, and nucleic acid isolation and manipulation.
  • Experience with rapidly troubleshooting molecular biology assay failures is required.
  • Experience with high-throughput assays is highly desired.
  • Ability to write SOPs and train others to successfully perform the work.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a flexible and fast-paced startup environment.
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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