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Research Associate Core Consumables Development

Illumina, Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Position Summary:

As a Research Associate in the Core Consumable Development department you will play a key role supporting the multidisciplinary effort to develop and optimize novel sequencing reagents. Your work will enable project teams to make critical decisions on reagent development.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute various laboratory activities with minimum supervision
  • Participate in product development activities, including various aspects of planning, operation, and transfer
  • Manage goals within defined timeline
  • Perform data analysis and interpretation of large data sets
  • Write reports and present results in project meetings
  • Troubleshoot of instrumentation issues

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or closely related field
  • 1+ years experience in development of molecular biology and/or biochemical applications
  • Ability to think and work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Must think analytically with can-do attitude
  • Must have a desire to be part of a fast-paced and dynamic development environment
  • Must be fluent in Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • A working knowledge of, or background in, Next Generation Sequencing would be advantageous, but its not essential
  • Experienced with nucleic acids and DNA/RNA processing enzymes
  • Broad experience with enzyme characterization methods (HPLC, DLS, DSF, Bioanalyzer, Thermal Melt and Chemical Melt)
  • Strong understanding of statistical significance, replicates, controls
  • Strong troubleshooting and optimization experience
  • An ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • The capability to be flexible in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Product development experience, including assay optimization, reagent development, integration and testing, transfer to production and documentation

BSc/MS in biochemistry, biophysics, or other related discipline

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: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-04
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