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Research Associate, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Company: Bevov
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Our client is a private aquaculture innovation and research company is seeking a Research Associate to assist in the daily operations of its Genotyping lab in San Diego, CA and will begin with the successful candidate reporting to the Genotyping Lab Manager.


  • Assist with laboratory experiments on research projects
  • Sample processing and genotyping
  • Sample processing and genotypingPerform Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) library (e.g. amplicon-seq, RNASeq, GBS) preparation/QC for Ion or Illumina Platforms, however previous experience with Illumina-based sequencing platforms will be applicable. Specific experience with Ion NGS platforms (S5) preferred
  • Develop and deploy appropriate automation to aid processing and improve throughput on the genotyping platforms.
  • Assist in developing SNP panels and associated assays for various species [varied platforms from PCR to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)].
  • Perform sample processing and DNA/RNA extraction using automated nucleic acid platforms (e.g. Kingfisher), and assist in optimization efforts to improve throughput and efficiencies.
  • Troubleshooting to improve processes and data consistency and quality.
  • Assist with design and implementation of client and internal R/D research projects.
  • Coordinate with Research Technicians on training and troubleshooting processes; and participate in laboratory upkeep including equipment maintenance, vendor sourcing and restocking supplies, and maintaining inventories.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Life Science, and/or a related field is required.
  • Knowledge of general molecular biology and demonstrated experience with assay development and associated instrumentation in DNA/RNA extraction, nucleic acid quantification, PCR amplification, qPCR, liquid handling, NGS library preparation [experience with Ion sequencing technologies preferred].
  • Good computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office are required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both group and one on one settings.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and meticulous in following set protocols and record keeping.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, production environment.
  • Excellent English (both verbal and written) is required


  • Health and dental benefits
  • Life insurance/AD&D/LTD
  • 401k we match 50% up to a max of 6%
  • 20 vacations days
  • 10 sick days

Keywords: Bevov, Palo Alto , Research Associate, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Other , Palo Alto, California

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