Research Associate

This is an entry level position in which the applicant's primary responsibility will be to support the development and commercialization of Circulomics technologies including Nanobind, Short Read Eliminator and PicoSep. This work will involve significant exposure to various next-generation sequencing platforms, in particular long-read sequencing technologies from PacBio and Oxford Nanopore. Applicants that show a high degree of independence and aptitude can be expected to gain responsibility quickly and acquire new opportunities.

Specific responsibilities include:​

  • Supporting development of Nanobind sample preparation technology

  • Validation of extraction chemistries across diverse sample types and extraction conditions

  • Characterization of extracted nucleic acids using spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, restriction digests, qPCR, and qRT-PCR, and long-read sequencing

  • Manufacturing, kitting, QC, and shipping of commercial products

  • Application development using sequencing, PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, etc

  • Care and maintenance of mammalian and bacterial cell culture

Desired skills:​

  • Aseptic technique and maintenance of human, bacterial, and yeast cell cultures

  • Experience with molecular biology techniques including UV and fluorescence spectroscopy, qPCR and qRT-PCR, agarose and pulsed field gel electrophoresis, and cloning

  • Experience in sample preparation techniques incorporating spin columns, magnetic particles, and precipitation

  • Experience in sequencing and library preparation is a plus

  • Experience in genetics and epigenetics analysis is a plus

  • Applicants don't need to have all the desired skills but should demonstrate eagerness and ability to learn new techniques as necessary

  • Anything else to help the company grow and expand!

BS/MS in related field 

Full benefits

Immediate Start Date

701 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202


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