Beam is seeking a Research Associate to execute high throughput sample processing within the next generation sequencing (NGS) core. This position requires technical knowledge in NGS instrumentation and sample processing in addition to high throughput molecular biology experience. This position will work closely with other core R&D functions at Beam, including laboratory automation, LIMS, and bioinformatics, to provide researchers with a world class R&D platform.
High throughput sample processing utilizing the latest in laboratory automation.
Strategic NGS instrumentation utilization to ensure meaningful and quality data with a fast turnaround time.
Proactive NGS instrument maintenance, ensuring consistent quality and performance across instruments.
Automated data tracking utilizing LIMS.
High throughput DNA isolation from diverse sample types.
Assist Beam scientists with assay validation, transitioning assays from development to production.
Actively track meaningful metrics, including: quality controls, turnaround time, instrument utilization, and cost.
Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, or other relevant scientific degree.
1-3+ years’ experience in high throughput NGS sample processing.
Technical expertise with Illumina NGS platforms including whole-genome sequencing, targeted amplicon sequencing and RNA sequencing.
Experience utilizing LIMS as part of an integrated sample processing platform.
Experience with laboratory automation, including automated liquid handlers, is a plus.
Assay validation and production implementation experience, is a plus.
Experience in GLP, CLIA, or other regulated lab space also a plus.
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