Research Associate-Scientific

  • Job type

  • Location

    San Diego
  • Profession

  • Industry

  • Pay

    28.81 - 38.81

Research Associate-Scientific – Contract – San Diego, CA. – $28.81 - $38.81/hr.

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

Our Client is seeking a Research Associate-Scientific in San Diego, CA.

Role Description

Currently seeking a conscientious, talented, and motivated molecular biologist to join a highly innovative and collaborative NGS technology development team. The advertised position provides an exciting opportunity for the candidate to develop novel genomics assays and platforms, to understand our pre-clinical and clinical-stage assets. As part of the larger Informatics and Predictive Sciences organization, the candidate will be in the unique position to engage with diverse scientific teams, utilizing enabling genomics tool to elucidate complex biological questions, with line of sight to benefit patient health. The position is for employment on a contract basis for 1 year, with potential to extend or convert.
• Lab operations include RNA/DNA extraction/purification, NGS library preparation & QC
• Development and benchmarking of high-throughput NGS technologies (e.g., DNA-Seq and RNA-Seq assays)
• Perform a wide variety of molecular biology techniques with minimal supervision and with an exceptional attention to details
• Perform occasionally cell culture and compound treatment of cells, along with functional assays related to drug response in cell lines
• Work independently and/or in collaboration with other team members on new assay and protocol development
• Develop and edit protocols and standard operating procedures
• Generate, organize, and maintain meticulous records on all conducted experiments Skills/Knowledge preferred
• Commit to quality by rigorous and constant evaluation of own work Additional Responsibilities:
• Drive the implementation and utilization of novel genomics assays across diverse research programs
• Foster impactful collaborative genomics initiatives within the organization

Skills & Requirements

• Must be a strong team player with a proactive and positive attitude
• Ability to use technical skills and good time management to perform work efficiently and meet project timelines Application
• MS or Bachelor degree with 2-3+ years of professional experience in molecular biology (preferred), biology, biotechnology, or biochemistry
• Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA extraction & purification, NGS library preparation & QC, PCR, qPCR, cloning, etc.
• Extensive understanding of RNA-seq and DNA-seq NGS technologies, with a track record of utilizing such assays and an ability to troubleshoot the sequencing process end-to-end to improve NGS library quality
• Strong understanding of theory behind techniques, proficient reasoning skills in experimental design and optimizing wet lab techniques, coupled with an exceptional attention to details
• Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
• Experience with single-cell sequencing workflows, such as 10x Genomics is a plus
• Experience with assays such as targeted sequencing, multiplex PCR, ddPCR is a plus
• Strong planning and organizational skills and comfort with systems e.g., Confluence, JIRA, SharePoint systems

• Competence with standard cell isolation, cell culture, compound treatment, FACS, FF and FFPE tissue handling is a plus
• Proficiency with MS Office suite, and ability to analyze and present genomic data

Benefits/Other Compensation

This position is a contract/temporary role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical benefits, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K and Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit).

Why Hays?

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