Research Associate

BillionToOne - Palo Alto, CA (30+ days ago)


Do you want to help develop prenatal diagnostics that can affect the lives of millions of expecting parents? BillionToOne (Y Combinator S17) is currently seeking a research associate to join our R&D team and help us develop novel molecular diagnostics. This person will be responsible for performing the molecular assays and experiments designed by our senior research team.

This is a dynamic, start-up environment that requires adaptability and ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts.

Key Responsibilities

Perform experiments and assays under the guidance of senior scientists
Keep accurate and meticulous records of experimental details and results
Assist senior scientists in assay development
Prepare biological samples and reagents to accelerate the R&D process
Manage, organize, and support lab operations
Requirements

Who You Are:
BS or MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, or related field
1-2 years of research experience (either during BS/MS or afterwards)
Previous experience with standard molecular biology techniques (in particular, extensive experience with PCR, electrophoresis, DNA purifications)
An ability to quickly learn mathematical, analytical, and experimental concepts
High mathematical and statistical aptitude (e.g., you find GRE math section to be extremely easy)
Great attention to detail

Nice-to-haves:
Start-up experience
Experience with next-generation sequencing library preparation
Benefits

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high-impact.

BillionToOne is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.