Laboratory Automation Research Associate - San Diego‌‌
Affinity Executive Search - San Diego, CA

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Laboratory Automation Research Associate - San Diego


Exciting company focused on mass spectrometry based biomarker discovery. Currently we are looking for flexible and enthusiastic people who are inspired by innovation. The successful candidate will join a team that focuses on mass-spec based platforms to discover, validate and identify protein-based biomarkers.

As a key contributor in the successful implementation and execution of proteomic studies, this position requires significant experience with liquid handling instruments,
for example: Beckman Coulter, Tecan, Agilent. Responsible for running automated processes and maintaining laboratory automation equipment. This position operates within a fast-paced
environment, so flexibility and energy are required. Under the direction of senior team members, specific responsibilities will include:

Performing routine biological sample preparation for Mass Spectrometry analysis.
Implementing and troubleshooting lab automation programs on TECAN and Agilent platforms.
Perform routine laboratory duties such as instrument cleaning and calibration, organization of laboratory supplies, and logging large sample sets.
Maintain accurate laboratory notebooks and utilization of LIMS.
Write and review SOPs, development reports, and documentation.

BS or higher in Biomedical/Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology or related field.
5+ years Industry experience in the implementation and troubleshooting of automated assays using liquid handling instruments (ex. Tecan, Beckman Coulter, Agilent).
Experience with biological sample preparation, preferably in proteomics applications.
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot assays and equipment.
Excellent with oral and written communication skills.

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