Position Title: Research Associate

Location: 17062 Murphy Ave, Irvine, CA

Summary/Contribution of Position

Zymo Research is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our R&D team as Research Associate. The qualified individual will lead and execute R&D projects for product development, optimization, and quality control.

You will be working closely with some of the most talented people in the life sciences field specifically in the cutting-edge technologies of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and nucleic acids handling.

If you are passionate about helping people in advancing science and working with awesome teams in a fast-growing company, we want you!

Primary Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Design and conduct scientific experiments for product development, performance troubleshooting, and protocol optimization
  • Analyze and interpret data to obtain insights for project progressing
  • Provide recommendations to the team leader on the next steps of the assigned projects
  • Keep current with project pertaining literature and apply relevant findings to ongoing research projects
  • Collaborate with other R&D team members to further multifaceted projects
Other Duties & Responsibilities
  • Technical support for incoming customer inquiries
  • Work closely with internal subject matter experts, product managers, application, marketing, and manufacturing on RNA NGS product related technical details
  • Project presentation to upper-level management, technical review committee, marketing and sales organization
Education and Experience

Position Requirements:

  • An MS degree or a BS with a minimum of one-year laboratory experience in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Experience performing molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology techniques, including PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, restriction enzyme digestion, nucleic acid purification etc
  • A proven track record of designing, executing, analyzing, documenting, and troubleshooting laboratory experiments
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Attention to details and accuracy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge of or experience in general NGS or RNA-Seq
  • Experience using programs such as BLAST and UCSC Genome Browser

This position is open to those currently residing in and authorized to work in the USA.

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