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Research Associate - Sequencing

We are seeking a Research Associate to join our Functional Genomics group to run and maintain the high-throughput sequencing pipeline. The ideal candidate will interact closely with Scientists and other RAs to support sequencing and cell-based screening activities and will participate in the design and implementation of automated workflows.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Generate sequencing libraries on a high-throughput automated platform
  • Implement and develop standard protocols to generate sequencing libraries (e.g. amplicon libraries, RNA-seq)
  • Coordinate with other functional groups to plan and execute high-throughput workflows
  • Compile and analyze data to support/contribute to technical reports
  • Manage and order supplies and maintain equipment to meet company quality standards

Candidate must possess:

  • B.Sc. or equivalent in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Genetics or Molecular Biology
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working in a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • Experience working with laboratory automation systems
  • Hands-on experience with preparation of Illumina sequencing libraries
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional positives:

  • RNA-seq library preparation experience
  • Experience with common sequence data analysis software packages
  • M.Sc. or equivalent in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Genetics or Molecular Biology