Research Associate
BioPhase Solutions - San Diego, CA

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BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Research Associate to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.

Research Associate

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team in the search for novel small molecules and biologics that regulate stem cell fate. Candidate must have experience with mammalian cell culture, nucleic acid purification, qPCR, and RT-qPCR. Candidate must also have experience with analyzing large data sets, specifically experience with Affymetrix GeneChip processing and the Fluidigm BioMark platform is highly desirable. The genomics core operator will work closely with R&D groups to design experiments, generate data and analyze the results involving hematopoietic stem cells, satellite stem cells, mammalian primary cells and cell lines.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide gene expression profiling, SNP genotyping, miRNA profiling, and other molecular
genetic analyses of rare adult stem cells, isolated primary cells, and cell lines.

Provide in-depth computational analysis of genomic data sets from multiple platforms and
prepare detailed reports of the results for the R&D groups.

Coordinate and run samples from different R&D groups on a variety of platforms.


B.S./M.S. degree in Bioinformatics or Molecular Biology.

3+ years of laboratory experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.

Strong background in molecular biology with an emphasis on performing high-throughput RTqPCR
(e.g., Fluidigm) next generation sequencing and genome wide expression analysis (e.g.,
Affymetrix, Illumina).

Experience with mammalian cell culture, nucleic acid purification, qPCR, and RT-qPCR.

Experience in genomic data analysis, and/or other large data sets.

Experience in statistical packages (e.g. Spotfire/R/SAS) and other commonly used bioinformatic
software packages such as DAVID and IPA.

Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and multi-task activities to effectively
manage deliverables.

Strong team orientation, with excellent written and oral communication skills.

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