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Scientific Lab Technician/Assistant

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 11/30/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 513096 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Position Description
Client Target Validation Group is seeking a motivated Research Associate to contribute to the high-throughput processing of samples through genomic assays for internal and external projects.   In addition to hands-on experience performing genomic assay with sequencing readouts, ideal candidates will have wet lab experience with a variety of assays readouts on nucleic acids, cell lines, and primary immune cells. You will contribute to the development and evaluation of existing and novel targets, collaborating across groups to advance our deep immune molecular mapping platform. Candidates should have a passion for the life sciences, be highly organized, and be excited about Client' s mission to improve human health. This is a contract role. 

Responsibilities:
Execute complex cell assay protocols in a consistent, documented manner.
Assist with hypothesis-driven troubleshooting for assay development, as necessary.
With guidance from senior team members, execute hypothesis-driven experiments that contribute to the ongoing optimization and development of the group’s assay platforms.
Support and maintain reagent preparation and inventory, record-keeping, and related administrative tasks in an organized and transparent fashion.
Contribute to the dissemination of results.

Skill/Experience/Education
Mandatory

BS in Molecular Biology, Genome Sciences, Bioengineering or a related field. 1-2 years of industry experience with cell and molecular biology;, isolating nucleic acids from primary cells, sequencing library preparation and quantification methods. Familiarity with gSuite applications and documentation of experimental work within ELNs. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Enthusiasm, independence, and a willingness to learn in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Desired
2+ years of experience in a genomics laboratory, sequencing core or target validation industry group. Demonstrated experience with the preparation and QC od libraries for a variety of Illumina-based sequencing assays in a high throughput environment Familiarity with isolation of nucleic acids from primary cell inputs Familiarity with magnetic manipulation and/or liquid-handling automation technologies
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