Sr. Research Associate

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Sr. Research Associate to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.


Sr. Research Associate


Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to a team effort aimed at the isolation and characterization of various microbial communities
  • Carefully execute laboratory experiments, including sampling and extraction of nucleic acids to generate genomic and metagenomic datasets
  • Practical working knowledge of modern molecular biology techniques (nucleic acid purification and manipulation, cloning, DNA sequencing, PCR, etc.)
  • Small scale cultivation of strains including media preparation and culture maintenance
  • Experience with the genetic manipulation of either prokaryotic or eukaryotic strains desired
  • Generate detailed and complete notebook and communicate data to group in written and oral reports

Requirements:
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology or related life-sciences fields with a minimum of 3-6 years’ experience in industry or academic labs.
  • Hands-on experience with advanced molecular biology techniques (PCR, DNA sequencing on traditional as well as Next-Gen platforms, gene cloning, synthetic biology, RNA isolation, SDS-page, etc.).
  • Proven ability to budget time and manage several distinct projects at once.
  • Eagerness to learn, adopt, and develop new methods.
  • Hands-on experience with advanced molecular biology techniques – particularly DNA/RNA extraction methods and troubleshooting PCR amplification for difficult/atypical samples
  • Proven track record with strong attention to detail (e.g. ability to handle hundreds of samples in parallel)
  • Experience with multiple sequencing platforms (most importantly Illumina)
  • Experience working with industrial or non-traditional strains is beneficial.


  • Location: La Jolla
  • Type: Contract
  • Job ID: BR830009727