Job ID: #9448

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (NGS)

Waltham, MA
Science Science
Research & Development

Position located in Waltham, MA


Responsibilities of the RA/Sr. RA (NGS):

  • Help develop innovative approaches to construct sequencing libraries from challenging sample types.
  • Optimize and improve existing library prep methods to enhance performance.
  • Perform library quality control checks and next-generation sequencing runs.
  • Use bioinformatics tools to analyze and interpret sequencing data from research projects.
  • Accurately record experimental work, results and conclusions in electronic lab notebooks.
  • Present research progress and outcomes at team meetings.
  • Stay up-to-date with advances in next-generation sequencing technologies and applications.


Requirements of the RA/Sr. RA (NGS):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience with next-generation sequencing library preparation methods.
  • Proficiency with standard molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques like DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, cloning and DNA quantification methods.
  • Strong organizational, documentation and communication skills.

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