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Research Associate 2 at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives. We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.

Need a highly motivated, enthusiastic, hardworking individual to help run the day-to-day operations of a sequencing core lab and work cross functionally within the team and with other groups, including Engineering, Product Test Group, and Library Prep Core

Job tasks include, but not limited to the following:

- Will be in charge of managing and coordinating sequencing runs for multiple Oncology projects

- Will be in charge of reagent inventory, organizing reagents, and making reagent reports for supervisor

- Sunday shift will consist of maintenance washing all the instruments in core lab fleet (this will be a solitary shift) - ~80 sequencers

- Will be the lead POC in communicating to engineers of any instrument issues

- Will be responsible for onboarding new instruments

- Will assist in run error tracking and run troubleshooting

- Will assist in reagent ordering

- Will assist in day-to-day communications with customers about run inquiries and also general core lab customer communication

- Will assist in general instrument maintenance: post-washing and maintenance washing during the week

- Will assist in prepping reagents and loading of sequencers

- Will assist in sample preparation for sequencing loading

- Will assist in sending out daily communication of core lab sequencing events

- Will assist in overall lab maintenance (cleaning, 5S, etc.)

- Will assist in creating documentation for day-to-day operational tasks

- Will assist in picking up reagents

- Will assist library prep team if needed

- Will need to be flexible as more tasks can be assigned

Candidate should have:

- Molecular Biology, Biochemistry background

- Ability to run instruments

-2+ years industry experience

-Must be good at multitasking

-Must be extremely detail oriented

-Must be able to work under pressure and under tight deadlines

-Must be able to work in a fast paced and challenging environment

-Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

-Must be a quick learner and needs to be flexible

-Must be a team player

-Experience with NGS technology desired

-Experience working in an operations lab desired

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 858-255-5081. To learn more, visit: