Research Assistant

Predicine, Inc. - Hayward, CA (30+ days ago)

Job Description

Predicine Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based biotech startup company focusing on precision diagnostics and medicine in cancer and other serious illnesses. We aim to provide innovative non-invasive diagnostic tests to enable precision medicine. Please take this opportunity to learn about Predicine, where we believe that people are our most important asset and are dedicated to creating a great place to work. At Predicine, we value a culture of creativity, integrity, responsibility, productivity, and teamwork. We invite people who share the same values to join us.

This Position

We seek a highly motivated and talented individual that will be responsible for the execution of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based cancer genomics workflows including targeted sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, liquid biopsy assays under the supervision of the scientific staff. Other duties will include lab inventory and instrument maintenance.

As a Research Assistant, you are expected to

  • Assist in NGS workflows including nucleic acid extraction from various tissue specimens (cell line, blood, FFPE), Illumina and other-based library construction and enrichment.
  • Provide support for the operations and maintenance of instrumentation critical for NGS workflows (qPCR, Bioanalyzer, Qubit, plate readers and sequencer) a plus.
  • CLIA experience is a plus.
  • Assist in preparing SOPs and reports

Who you are

In adding new members to our team, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that people are critical to our success in bringing precision diagnostics and medicines to patients, we are dedicated to creating a great place to work and to providing people with programs, services and benefits that allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal and professional growth.

  • BS or MS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a closely related field.
  • Background in molecular biology or biochemistry, general laboratory techniques and procedures (PCR, qPCR, nucleic acid purification).
  • The ability to prioritize and complete tasks and advance projects.
  • The ability to interact adaptably with scientists and non-scientists from various disciplines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A willingness to work hard and be creative in a fast-paced environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in, and to enable, our vision of transforming healthcare through development of innovative technologies. If you are looking for opportunities to accelerate your growth and the growth of a company, and to make a positive and immediate impact on the society, please submit cover letter and resume to: hr “at” predicine “dot” com.

Predicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time


  • Biology: 1 year


  • Bachelor's

Work authorization:

  • United States