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Integration Research Associate 2

Illumina, Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual for this Integration Research Associate 2 position within the Core Services Sequencing Lab to help run day to day operations. Our ideal candidate will work cross functionally with the team and other groups sharing and using their knowledge of Illumina sequencing platforms.


  • Conduct laboratory work with general direction
  • Assist in day-to-day communications with customers about run inquiries and general core lab customer communication
  • Assist in general instrument maintenance: post-washing and maintenance and overall lab maintenance (cleaning, 6S, etc.)
  • Assist in prepping reagents, sample/library preparation and loading of sequencers
  • Assist in creating documentation for day-to-day operational tasks
  • Assist with data management and data archiving
  • Assist troubleshooting issues related to data/networking
  • Assist in reagent inventory, organizing reagents, and making reagent reports
  • Communicating to engineers of any instrument issues
  • Assist in run error tracking and run troubleshooting
  • Assist in reagent ordering and pick up
  • Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot
  • Help plan, conduct, analyze, interpret, and report recommendations based on tested experimental results
  • Write reports, summaries and protocols for project needs, and other teams as appropriate
  • Contribute to the overall success of projects; anticipate problems to minimize issues and work to resolve any issues to minimize impact on success of project
  • Execute protocols for operation and maintenance of Illumina sequencers
  • Learn and understand the applicable technology and engage in technical discussions


  • Experience with NGS technology desired
  • Experience with Illumina sequencers desired
  • Must be able to work in a matrix organization
  • Solid skills in document writing; development of reports, plans, work instructions, etc.
  • Understanding of scientific principles
  • Sound laboratory skills required
  • Detail-oriented, organized, ability to implement protocols and keep good notes in a lab notebook
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Typically requires a bachelors degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or related field with relevant industry experience
  • Experience in a customer focused environment preferred

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina requires proof of COVID vaccination for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact accommodations@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-11
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