Scientist/ Senior Research Associate - Sample Prep and Sequencing

About the Company and Role:

Apton Biosystems is a biotechnology instrumentation platform company pioneering super-resolution imaging to provide the world’s most-dense DNA sequencing and single molecule detection.  We seek a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our development team as Senior RA or Scientist.  The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the Apton super-resolution platform workflow, reagents, consumables and assay development, as well as production growth. She/he will execute sample preparation and instrument operation of the Apton platform leveraging molecular biology laboratory skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reagents and run instruments to support the development of sequencing workflow or single molecule detection
  • Characterize and prepare customer samples for sequencing or single molecule detection
  • Present data and report on project status at individual, group and departmental research meetings
  • Maintain laboratory notebook in a complete, consistent and concise manner
  • Assist with lab setup and organization
  • Assist with documentation and process transfer to manufacturing
  • Participate in multidisciplinary projects and collaborate with surface chemists, hardware and software engineers, and bioinformatics teams to improve in-house sequencing system performance
  • This is a hands-on position with 80% time on lab work and 20% on data analysis and documentation

Qualifications:

  • BS in molecular biology, biochemistry or related life science field with 5+ years of work experience in biotechnology or life science research and development, MS with 2+ years, or PhD with 0-2 years
  • Proficient in standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques such as PCR, quantitative PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA/RNA extraction and purification
  • Good lab record keeping and organization skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, highly motived, can-do attitude
  • Desire to learn and grow, to be part of a rapidly growing and changing organization
  • Experience in NGS sequencing or NGS library preparation a plus
  • Experience in biotech start-up a plus

 

Apton Biosystems is an equal opportunity employer.