Position Summary:

The primary role of the research associate / senior research associate is to be responsible for the development and execution of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based cancer genomics assays.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in scientific discipline
  • 1-3 years relevant laboratory experience
  • Strong background in molecular biology or biochemistry and associated general laboratory techniques (PCR, qPCR, nucleic acid purification)
  • Familiarity with NGS workflows including nucleic acid extraction from various tissue specimens (cell line, blood, plasma, fresh frozen and FFPE), Illumina-based library construction, and hybrid capture enrichment
  • Operation and maintenance of instrumentation critical for Illumina NGS workflows (qPCR, plate readers and HiSeq/MiSeq sequencers)
  • The ability to analyze data and complete technical reports
  • Impeccable documentation practices and attention to detail
  • The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to work hard in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with NGS workflow automation
  • LIMS experience
  • Histology experience (microtome operation, FFPE sectioning and H&E staining)