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This position requires - Clear Background, Drug Test, and Education Check.
Must be authorized to work in the US for any employer without Sponsorship.
(Principal Only! No Corp to Corp)

Position Title: 3882-Research Associate I
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Pay Rate: 33.83

Contract Duration: 4-Months

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 leveraging principles in biosensing, MEMS, surface and polymer chemistry.

Key responsibilities:

  • Characterize and optimize the surface chemistry  of semiconductor devices
  • Perform sequencing experiments on Ion platforms for testing of new candidates of DNA delivery vehicles and functionalized chip surfaces
  • Analyze data, derive conclusions, document findings, write SOPs and prepare reports for sharing within and between R&D groups
  • 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 requirements:

  • BS or MS in Bioengineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or equivalent
  • Minimum 1-2 years of hands-on experience in an advanced research lab
  • Good knowledge of DNA amplification and sequencing technologies is desirable
  • Basic understanding of biosensing, MEMS and fluidic automation
  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis and basic programming (Matlab, JMP, etc.). Knowledge in database query (SQL, R, etc) is desirable
  • Proficiency in fluorescence microscopy & other imaging methods
  • Moderate to intensive pipetting and long continuous periods in the lab doing experiments

Desired qualities:

  • 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

We encourage Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Disabled individuals to apply for all positions that they may be qualified for. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks


If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume in a Word Document with the month and year that you have worked at each previous position to - susana@norlandgroup.com and copy: 3882-Research Associate I to the email Subject Line.

Or click this email link and attach your resume in a MS Word Document format

Job Posted Date: 3/7/2018