Temporary Research Associate

Job Locations US-CA-South San Francisco
Req No.
Research & Development

Job Description

Temporary Research Associate – High Throughput Genomics


Collaborative, assertive, flexible, passionate, driven, inspired. These arent just nice words, theyre the start of every great Fluidigm career.


We are a growing community of thinkers and creators, dedicated to pursuing the fundamental truths of biology. We seek to empower and inspire our customers and each other to push limits and envision ever more creative answers to what if? As the industry pioneer in revolutionary single-cell technology and a cutting-edge leader in production genomics, we are committed to enabling biological exploration at every level.


And if youre into all that too, were ready to commit to you.


Fluidigm is looking for a Research Associate I to join our Genomics Research and Development Group. The successful candidate will participate in the development of innovative new genomics products and applications based on Fluidigm’s integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs).


You Are:

  • Passionate about working for a company that creates cutting edge scientific solutions
  • Inspired by the opportunity to help develop high throughput genomic assays using Fluidigm’s integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs)

You Will:

  • Execute experiments using a range of molecular biology techniques including PCR/qPCR, and next generation DNA sequencing (NGS)
  • Perform gene expression and NGS experiments using IFCs to develop and validate assay panels
  • Extract DNA and RNA using internally developed protocols
  • Perform development and validation studies
  • Develop and follow well-documented SOPs
  • Prepare reports for internal and external review.
  • Interface with cross functional work teams such as Research & Development, Reagent Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance
  • Maintain records and laboratory environment to comply with regulatory requirements, good laboratory practices, and standard operating procedures
  • Maintain manufacturing instruments and laboratory equipment as needed
  • Enjoy a highly competitive compensation package, including better-than-average benefits and growth opportunities, as well as a dynamic and rewarding company culture
  • Have fun, be fully engaged and promise to have a life beyond “work”



You Have:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of laboratory experience in the Biotech industry required
  • Previous work experience performing PCR/qPCR and next generation sequencing
  • Prior experience with nucleic acid isolation from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to pick up new technologies quickly and ultimately troubleshoot independently
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, teamwork-oriented environment


We Will:

  • Support you in your ongoing development and contribution both as an employee and as a person.
  • Value your contribution and enlist your feedback
  • Host excellent company-wide events multiple times a year



Sound good? Apply online now with your resume.


Fluidigm is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.



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