Research Associate, Assay Development


Carlsbad, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 2330 Faraday Ave. Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

About ChromaCode

ChromaCode is a molecular diagnostics company with a bioinformatics focus and pedigree from Illumina, Google[x], Luminex, and Caltech. We leverage patented mathematical methods and algorithmic enhancements to enrich signal processing from the most popular life science instrumentation. We are using this to extract new information on biochemistry reactions and substantially increase the performance capabilities of today’s gold-standard biochemical assays at a very low cost.

Job Description

ChromaCode is looking for an experienced Research Associate to join our Assay Development team.  To be successful, you’ll need a strong background in molecular diagnostics and a track record of successfully contributing to the development of nucleic-acid-based assays, specifically working in a BSL-2 environment.  Experience working with real-time PCR technology is a requirement.

The person filling this role will be part of a dynamic assay team developing ChromaCode HDPCR assays for real time and digital PCR applications.  Attention to detail, tenacity, and flexibility is extremely helpful in this role. Working closely with team members will be essential to success.

Who we are

We are a company interested in substantially increasing information in multiplexed molecular diagnostics. We leverage novel methods to analyze and enhance information from popular life science instrumentation.

What you will be responsible for

  • Extraction of nucleic acids in a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory
  • Maintaining usage logs of clinical specimens and sample stocks
  • Execution of laboratory work under the direction of your supervisor
  • Documentation of work in accordance with ChromaCode procedures

Your ideal qualifications

  • You are highly organized and eager learner with the desire to advance projects and support your team in a fast-paced work environment
  • BS in molecular biology or related discipline with 2+ years of industry or academic R&D experience or 2+ years clinical laboratory setting
  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • operation of common instrumentation/methodologies for nucleic acid extraction
    • setting up and running PCR/qPCR assays on commonly used real-time PCR instruments
    • maintaining records
    • successful execution in a team setting
  • Experience in product development under Design Control is a plus

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