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Research Associate

  • Ref: 291648
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Job Level: Entry Level
  • Pay: $18.00 - $20.00/hr

Opportunity Description

We are seeking a bright, energetic entry-level Research Associate for a bench level biotech genome analysis role. This position will be responsible for preparing clinical and research samples for next-gen sequencing, routine assays, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment. 

Company Information

Our client is a high volume biotech service laboratory providing genomic services for research and clinical samples to leading commercial, municipal and academic institutions.  

Job Duties

  • Perform routine and complex genomic analyses.  
  • Provide general laboratory support to the department to meet goals.
  • Collect data; perform method and/or library research, and additional research through other means for designated assignments.
  • May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. 
  • Document all data, and analyses in accordance with department and regulatory requirements
  • Assist in data interpretation and analyses. 
  • Provide regular reports/updates on status of research activities. 
  • Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus. 
  • Formulates and prepares scientific solutions and media.
  • Recruits study participants.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. 
  • Performs additional functions incidental to research activities. 

Education

BS/MS Molecular, Cellular Biology or Biochemistry (or related discipline) with academic experience and solid understanding of genomic techniques including next-gen sequencing (non BS level candidates with significant relevant experience will be considered)

Experience & Skills Required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of next-generation sequencing and genomic techniques
  • Experience using pipettes (automated, micro-pipettes, multichannel and single channel)
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.  Ability to interact with internal and external customers and designees.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and work cooperatively with others including the training others when needed. 
  • High attention to detail and ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to follow established protocols, run assays, formulate and prepare scientific solutions and media.