175227 - Research Associate II - CA
CA-Bay Area
South San Francisco
Up to $29.26 DOE
13 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Research Associate II for an opening in South San Francisco, CA.

Working on Ion Torrent Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. NGS is increasingly becoming the technology of choice in the research and clinical settings for a wide variety of applications such as companion diagnostics for cancer treatment, prenatal screening and rare disease diagnostics. In this role, you will be part of a high performance, cross-disciplinary team developing new technologies for the next generation of our sequencing platforms working at the interface of chemistry, biology, material science and lab automation.
Perform sequencing experiments on Ion platforms for testing of new candidates of DNA delivery vehicles and functionalized chip surfaces Adapt & modify existing automation instrument software for newer applications Analyze data, derive conclusions, document findings, write SOPs and prepare reports for sharing within and between R&D groups Help develop new analytical tools and assays as needed Learn new Ion platforms and become conversant in operating & troubleshooting them Maintain a detailed and organized lab notebook Interact within Chemistry R&D group as well as with other collaborating R&D groups

Minimum 1-2 years of hands-on experience in an advanced research lab. Knowledge of DNA amplification and Next-gen sequencing technologies is preferred. Basic proficiency in Python or similar lab automation program. Proficiency in statistical data analysis. Knowledge in database query (SQL, R, etc) is desirable. Experience in fluorescence microscopy & other imaging methods. Moderate to intensive pipetting and long continuous periods in the lab doing experiments.
Fast learner and a self-starter. Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions. Not always instruction-based. Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a "can do" attitude Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo. Greets challenge and change as opportunity. Collaborates with others and strong orientation towards team work.

Accredited BS or MS in Bioengineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or equivalent

1st Shift

Tyler Harrell at tharrell@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x342 or (800) 927-9318 x342

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.