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Senior/ Research Associate – Molecular Biology

Location: Pleasanton, California

10x Genomics builds products and services that interrogate, understand and master biology to advance human health. Our products have been adopted 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.

Senior/ Research Associate - Molecular Biology

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join the Molecular Biology team as a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate. The ideal candidate will have experience in the development of novel molecular biology assays for solving complex biological problems.  He/she will work closely with scientists in the assay development team to evaluate and optimize new methods for library generation. The ideal candidate will have an educational background in one or more of the following disciplines: molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field. The candidate should have at least 4 years of relevant research experience in an academic or industrial setting.  He/she should be driven by making great products and enjoy working in a truly multi-disciplinary environment.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and optimization of novel molecular biology assay schemes for applications including molecular barcoding, nucleic acid amplification, and library preparation strategies for single cell genomic assays
  • Perform experiments and analyze data
  • Write protocols, develop procedures, and maintain accurate records
  • Communicate and present results clearly and contribute data for making critical design decisions

Required Skills and Background

  • BS/MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field
  • 5+ years of full-time, hands-on molecular biology experience in an academic or industrial setting
  • Expertise in standard molecular biology techniques such as sample preparation, nucleic acid amplification, qPCR, DNA sequencing, or similar
  • Experience in troubleshooting, method development, and assay optimization
  • Familiarity with next generation sequencing library preparation workflows
  • Experience with experimental design and data analysis
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong record keeping skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization, which requires real-time communication, flexibility, and a willingness to learn new techniques and methods

Desired Skills and Background:

  • Experience in product development including product release
  • Familiarity with NGS or in-situ based single cell genomics 
  • Familiarity with cell culture and cell staining
  • Experience with high content imaging and analysis
  • Proficiency acquiring and analyzing fluorescence microscopy data


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