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Research Associate, QC, Manufacturing

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Redmond, WA

 We are looking for a dedicated and hardworking research associated to join a cross-disciplinary team to help us develop and support advanced oligonucleotide synthesis technologies and applications. The candidate will handle multiple roles across our R&D teams to support both routine and investigatory laboratory activities. Knowledge of oligonucleotide synthesis chemistry, PCR and qPCR techniques, and library preparation for next-generation sequencing are desirable, but training will be provided. Level of the position will be commensurate with the qualifications of the final candidate. 
Key Responsibilities:
  •  Perform array-based oligonucleotide synthesis on CustomArray’s CMOS semiconductor synthesis platform. 
  • Perform QC operations on CustomArray products including PCR/qPCR and hybridization assays.
  • Perform NGS library preparation and sequencing work according to established protocols. Familiarity with Illumina NGS platform desirable. 
  • Contribute observations and experience to R&D team to accelerate pace of technology development.
  • Conduct routine lab maintenance procedures.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry related field with 2 years of hands-on experience. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Working knowledge of oligonucleotide synthesis desirable.
  • Experience with surface chemistry techniques and electrochemistry desirable.
  • Good grasp of basic molecular biology techniques including PCR, qPCR, array-based hybridization assays, and NGS. 
  • Familiarity with vacuum instrumentation and surface coating/modification techniques highly desirable
  • Ability to work as part of a small cross-disciplinary team to accomplish both short term and long term goals.
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