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Research Associate

By joining the Bio-Techne team you will have an impact on future cutting-edge research with real life applications. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics including cell and gene therapies, immune-oncology, Sars-CoV2 research, and so much more.
Bio-Techne has over 500,000+ products, 95% of which are custom made and manufactured in house. We are hiring at our headquarters in Minneapolis, where our legacy brand (R&D Systems) was founded in 1976. Since then, we’ve 15+ different companies across the globe under the Bio-Techne parent name that we’ve organized into a Protein Sciences Segment and a Diagnostics and Genomics Segment. Our family of brands creates a cutting-edge portfolio of products and services with a positive purpose for researchers to enable science towards treatment and prevention of disease, and without having to worry about ingredients.
In Minneapolis/St. Paul, Bio-Techne has a wide range of business units that are developing and manufacturing biological reagents such as high-quality proteins, antibodies, cell and gene therapy and stem cell products, wide range of immunoassays like ELISA, Luminex, Q-Kit, and much more!
Position Summary:
Working as a Research Associate is a fantastic opportunity to apply your skills/knowledge hands-on in a collaborative lab environment. It is a chance to learn new skills and develop new techniques, be active in creative problem solving and troubleshooting, offer individual projects and cross training opportunities, and much more.  We provide our Research Associate’s the opportunity for continuous learning, training, development, and advancements. Bio-Techne is passionate about career development and offers extensive growth opportunities, and with a culture centered around our EPIC values - Empowerment, Passion, Innovation, and Collaboration.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for participating and supporting the development of Bio-Techne’s various reagents and products
  • Set up and conduct experiments that will help further new product development
  • Follow standard operating procedures to manufacture these products and contribute to the ongoing development of new and existing products to help advance Bio-Techne’s evolving portfolio
  • Document results and prepare reports summarizing your data
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
  • Requires an Associate degree with 3-5 years of relevant laboratory experience; OR, a Bachelor’s degree in a related science field and up to 3 years of experience.
  • Laboratory experience can be from industry or academic settings and/or can be part of a school research project or similar.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment where multitasking is required.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must work well both independently and in a team environment.
Why Join Bio-Techne:
  • We offer competitive salaries along with extensive medical, vision, and dental plans for you and your family starting on day one!
  • We invest in our employees’ financial futures through 401k matching and an employee stock purchase plan (15% discount on Bio-Techne stock). 
  • Extensive career development opportunities. We help our employees develop their careers through mentorship, promotional opportunities, training and development, internship programs, and more.
  • We foster a passionate culture of empowerment, innovation and collaboration, where employees feel valued and encouraged to bring their new ideas to the table.
  • A powerful and positive purpose to enable science towards breakthroughs, treatment, and prevention of disease. 
  • We offer employee resource groups, flexible PTO, paid holidays, volunteer paid time off, employee events, and charity drives to build a culture of caring and belonging. 
  • Paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement programs, and more!
Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for this position
Bio-Techne is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.