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Integration Research Associate 2 at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

Integration Research Associate 2

Illumina is a dynamic life sciences company developing groundbreaking sequencing and microarray technologies for genome analysis. As an Integration Research Associate 2 in Illumina’s Systems Integration group, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and integrate assay workflows for Dx platform verification and validation.


  • Plan and execute various laboratory activities, including library preparations and sequencing, with limited instruction

  • Participate in product development activities, including various aspects of planning, feasibility, operation, and transfer

  • Manage goals within defined target timeframes

  • Perform data analysis; write reports and present results and project assessments

  • Support troubleshooting efforts for new and on-market product development and integration


  • Experienced with nucleic acids and DNA/RNA processing enzymes

  • Knowledge of DNA characterization methods: qPCR, Bioanalyzer, Nanodrop, fluorescence plate readers

  • Strong troubleshooting and optimization experience

  • Ability to think and work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Must be a creative, passionate, detail oriented person with excellent analytical, verbal and written communications skills

  • Must have a desire to be part of a fast-paced and dynamic development environment

  • Must be fluent in use of Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

  • Experience with NGS sequencing platform operation strongly preferred

  • Experience with Illumina’s sample prep methods strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of NGS secondary analysis techniques desirable

  • Experience with development of in vitro diagnostic products for regulated markets highly desired

  • Experience with data and statistical analysis of large complex data sets using JMP, R, Python or similar

  • Product development experience, including assay optimization, reagent development, integration and testing, transfer to production and documentation


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or closely related field and 2+ years’ experience in development of molecular biology and/or biochemical applications

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. 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 require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact To learn more, visit: