Research Associate – New Product Development, In Situ / Molecular Biology

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About the role

We are seeking an outstanding Research Associate to join the New Product Development (NPD) team to support the development and commercial launch of new in situ and microscopy-based products. New Product Development is a rapidly growing team that acts as the interface between R&D and Production. The team is involved in all stages of product development from concept to post-launch activities. This is a unique cross-disciplinary position that will work closely with a variety of groups including Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Optical Imaging, quality control (QC), and Manufacturing to develop and validate novel reagents for the rapid expansion of 10x product lines. Candidates must have experience of molecular biology and be able to apply that experience in a fast-paced work environment. Research experience with single cell or spatial analysis techniques, DNA/protein conjugation, and next generation sequencing is a big plus. The successful applicant is expected to have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to execute experiments and analyze data.

Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast-paced environment, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.

What you will be doing

Perform multiplexed in situ RNA detection on tissue sections
Imaging tissue samples under wide field and confocal microscopies
Preparation, formulation, and testing of newly designed 10x reagents either from SOPs or R&D protocols
Implement new QC methods to assess reagent quality through a variety of analytical and functional tests
Perform reagent guard banding and stability studies
Work within multidisciplinary teams
Minimum Requirements

B.S. or M.S. in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology
2+ years (B.S.) of relevant hands-on research experience in and industry setting
Proficient in standard molecular biology techniques such as sample preparation, nucleic acid amplification and purification (RNA/DNA), qPCR.
Experience in DNA/RNA in situ hybridization
Experience in using fluorescence microscopies
Experience in troubleshooting molecular biology assays
Ability to write SOPs
Strong collaboration and communication skills
Desire to work in a flexible and fast-paced startup environment

About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

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