Laboratory Automation Research Associate - San Diego 
Job Juncture Inc. - 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.