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Research Associate (R&D Team)

San Carlos Permanent / Full Time

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Recruiter :
Darren Nelson

Darren Nelson
  • Conduct independent microbiology and molecular biology experiments
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, protocols, and presentations
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, explore new research areas

As a Research Associate in the R&D group of {Confidential Company}, you will support the development of assays, reagents, and automated methods for our clinical and food safety platforms. You may also assist in our CLIA laboratory, which involves qPCR/NGS performance for SARS-CoV-2 testing. You will be part of multidisciplinary teams solving complex problems, troubleshooting experiments, and investigating new research areas.


This position is not eligible for visa or green card sponsorship by {Confidential Company} at this time.




Job Duties (dependent upon the level of experience)

  • Perform routine microbiology/molecular biology experiments in the laboratory independently with minimal guidance from Associate Scientists, Scientists, and Senior Research Associates.
  • Keep detailed logs of the experiments and report scientific findings in laboratory notebooks
  • Prepare SOPs and protocols for making reagent mixes, kits, and assay controls and assist in the routine manufacturing of reagent kits
  • Assist in preparing formal reports, presentations, posters, and manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
  • Contribute proactively to data analysis and troubleshooting experimental problems
  • Perform SARS- COV 2 & another diagnostic testing in a clinical lab setting (as needed)
  • Reads and understands relevant scientific literature
  • Maintain and clean laboratory and equipment alongside other RAs and interns in a collaborative and proactive environment.
  • Organization of daily work schedule to utilize time efficiently.
  • Follows best practices in a molecular laboratory to ensure quality patient results


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science in microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, or other related fields.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in a microbiology or molecular biology laboratory
  • Experience in bacterial culture, isolation, and enumeration is a plus
  • Experience working in a GMP setting is a plus
  • Some level of proficiency in statistics, data analysis, and computing is a plus
  • Familiarity with common laboratory techniques and practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A desire to be part of a fast-paced dynamic development environment and willingness to be flexible with different work environments and timings
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the US. We do not have a budget for any immigration sponsorship at this time.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • “Can do” attitude, resourcefulness to adapt and high energy are desirable attributes



  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited Flexible Time Off
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Lunch onsite 5 days a week

Referral reward: $250

Science & Biotechnology > Biotech Science & Biotechnology

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