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Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate – Cell Biology

Location: Pleasanton, California

10x Genomics builds products and services that interrogate, understand and master biology to advance human health. Our products have been utilized by researchers around the world and have been cited in research papers on discoveries across the life sciences, including oncology, immunology and neuroscience. We are proud to have our products adopted by 93 of the top 100 global research institutions and 13 of the top 15 global pharmaceutical companies.

Come and join the 10x difference and be a part of a dynamic experience that will take you from scientific curiosity to discovery. By joining our team, you collaborate with highly skilled colleagues and become an integral part in helping our customers discover breakthroughs that will help transform the world in the coming decades. 

Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate – Cell Biology

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join the Molecular Biology team as a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate at 10x Genomics. This person will assist scientists from different groups including Assay Development, Computational Biology, Support, and Microfluidics, by generating high quality biological samples and developing methods for sample preparation. You will play an important role in expanding the 10x product portfolio by performing novel sample preperation techniques, troubleshooting and optimizing 10x product workflows.

The ideal candidate will have an education background in one or more of the following disciplines; Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or similar. The candidate should have at least 4 years of relevant research experience in an academic or industrial setting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work within multi-disciplinary teams at all stages of product development
  • Assist in the development and optimization of sample preparation procedures for single cell genomic assays.
  • Write protocols and procedures for internal (R&D) and external (customer-facing) use
  • Planning and execution of experiments, in-depth analysis and reporting through documentation and presentations

Required Skills and Background

  • BS/MS in one of the following disciplines: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or similar
  • 4+ years of hands-on cell biology experience in an academic or industrial setting
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and cell-based assays
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong recordkeeping skills
  • Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization, which requires flexibility and a willingness to learn new techniques and method

Desired Skills and Background

  • Experience with provisioning or processing human clinical samples (tissue, blood, FFPE).
  • Experience with tissue dissociation.
  • Experience with nuclei isolation from cells and different tissue types
  • Proficiency in standard molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing, or similar. 
  • NGS library preparation and/or NGS data analysis
  • Flow cytometry
  • Histology

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics
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