Research Associate (Entry)
6 month renewable contract. Start date thru March 2022
Conducts extensive analysis and report to management on key findings of market research initiatives conducted for major biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare organizations. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. 1-3 Years of Experience
This position is in Precision Genomics’ St. Louis Production Genotyping lab. The candidates will be working collaboratively with a large production team of FTE’s and contractors to deliver daily and weekly genotyping targets under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include a variety of manual and automated tasks in DNA extraction, PCR setup, and sequencing library creation.
Three roles are open for the following subteams/shifts:
Extraction lab: Monday - Thursday, 2pm-midnight. *Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
PCR lab: Monday – Friday, 2pm-10pm
Library Creation (sequencing) lab: Sunday – Thursday, 2pm-10pm (Sunday hours flexible)
Desired skills for the ideal candidate:
1. Demonstrate reliability: This is a business-critical position to keep our lab running 7 days a week across multiple shifts. The candidate must be a reliable presence on this shift. Position may require flexible or off shift hours during peak times.
2. High Throughput/production/sample management: Our lab processes 2+ million samples per year with fast turn-around times. Any experience handling a large number of samples daily (lab, etc.), or in a fast-paced environment (retail, food service, etc.) is a plus. Experience with LIMS is a plus.
3. Automation/mechanical aptitude: The candidate must be comfortable running and troubleshooting automation independently with little guidance on this shift. Biologists with engineering/technical aptitudes are encouraged to apply.
SRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable law.
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