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Research Associate

Company: Pacific Biosciences
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, proof of COVID vaccination is required for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions). Research Associate POSITION SUMMARY: We are seeking a Research Associate to join our interdisciplinary Consumables Surface Chemistry team. Candidates must have a proven track record of problem solving, experimental design, and data analysis. The position will work collaboratively to help develop and characterize microfluidic surfaces for improved sequencing and expanded functionality. This is an excellent opportunity for RA's and fresh graduates with experience in surface science or nanotechnology to learn new skills and apply their talents to a challenging and diverse set of problems. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Produce surface coatings for a variety of end uses through a variety of techniques
  • Characterize surfaces to determine coating properties
  • Structure surfaces according to proprietary technology
  • Work with scientists to plan and execute experiments
  • Work with scientists to develop meaningful process QCs
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Present and discuss data and results in meetings EDUCATION, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE:
    • B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related field.
    • 1+ years of bench experience in an academic or industry research setting
    • Experience designing, organizing, and executing complex experiments, collecting data, and interpreting results.
    • Hands-on experience with relevant techniques in some or all the following areas:
      • Surface functionalization and passivation
      • Wet organic chemistry
      • Nanofabrication
      • Surface characterization and metrology
      • Bioconjugation chemistry
      • Colloidal and/or polymer chemistry
      • Some experience in any of the following areas is a strong plus:
        • Microfluidics
        • Molecular biology
        • Biochemical assays
        • Microscopy and biomolecular imaging
        • Next-generation sequencing
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills
        • Proficient with Excel, JMP and/or Python for analyzing and plotting data ATTITUDE & ATTRIBUTES:
          • Effective problem solver with a strong sense of curiosity and desire to learn
          • Enjoys highly interdisciplinary and collaborative work
          • Creative mindset
          • Thrives in a dynamic and fast paced environment
          • Loves executing experiments as much as generating and discussing data
          • Takes a rigorous first principles approach PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
            • Stand or sit for extended periods of time
            • Ability to grasp, move, and assemble very small objects
            • Repeat the same movements
            • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away
            • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness
            • Ability to lift 50lbs All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Keywords: Pacific Biosciences, San Diego , Research Associate, Other , San Diego, California

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