Sr. Research Associate

Becton Dickinson
Job Location
Menlo Park, CA

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Job Description

The Sr. Research Associate will be an integral part of the commercialization of RESOLVETM, a revolutionary gene expression cytometry platform.  You will work closely with scientists to apply the RESOLVETM technology to various biological sample types and provide user feedback of early product prototype to the product development team. You should have experience in cell culture and molecular biology, especially with handling clinical samples, along with analytical skills.

  • Independently conduct experiments on the RESOLVE platform
  • Work with scientists to derive sample preparation methods appropriate for specific sample types to be applied to the RESOLVE platform. This includes methods for isolating blood cells, enriching cell subpopulation from blood and clinical samples, dissociating tumors, culturing primary cells etc.
  • Design experiments to troubleshoot RESOLVE assays and sample preparation protocols.
  • Participate in relationship with early access customers to facilitate application of their samples on the RESOLVE prototype.
  • Provide feedback of early product prototype to the product development team.
  • Collaborate effectively with other employees to help advance the company’s research and development and commercial goals.
  • B.S./B.A. degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, bioengineering, or biology related discipline.
  • At least 2 years of full-time laboratory experience in cell culture AND molecular biology required. 
  • Experience with handling blood and clinical samples, blood cell isolation, tumor dissociation, sample preparation for flow cytometry analysis preferred.
  • Experience with carrying out PCR and sequencing library preparation highly desirable.
  • Ability to think independently and come up with solutions to troubleshoot assays.
  • Attention to detail, especially in the laboratory.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computers (both Apple OS and Microsoft Windows platform), and a willingness to learn new techniques.
  • Good record keeping skills.
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Interpersonal, savvy, and skillful collaborator.
About Our Organization

Cellular Research, Inc., a biotechnology research and development company founded in 2011 by innovators from Silicon Valley and Stanford University, was recently acquired by Becton Dickinson and has become an integral part of the new start-up Genomics business at BD.

Our mission is to revolutionize life science research by enabling high-resolution investigation of single cells and limited samples, thereby creating new benchmarks and delivering new capabilities in discovery and drug development. Cellular Research has developed Molecular Indexing to deliver these capabilities. Molecular Indexing is a revolutionary technology that enables direct and precise counting of individual molecules, genes, chromosomes, and other genetic materials in very small samples and individual cells. 

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