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Research Assistant

  • Ref: 300035
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Job Level: Entry Level
  • Pay: $20.00

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. 



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.

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