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Research Associate II
Ref No.: 18-12185
Location: San Diego, California
As a research associate in Illumina's Array Development Group, you will play an integral role in expanding applications of Illumina's technology. You will work as part of a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team focused on the development of new and robust assays and workflows for sample-to-report products.
Job Responsibilities:
Conducts experiments under direction of supervisor.
Design and execution of high-throughput genotyping experiments using a combination of manual techniques and automated liquid handling systems
Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot assays and associated hardware and equipment.
Help plan, conduct, analyze and report recommendations based on tested experimental results.
Optimize assay conditions to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness, and performance
Execute verification and validation testing of Array assay workflows and automation protocols. Complete associated paperwork in accordance with appropriate good documentation practices
Analyze large complex data sets
Keep a laboratory notebook, write reports, and prepare presentations
Deliver results in a fast-paced product development environment
Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:
Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong laboratory and instrumentation skills.
Experience with workflow verification/validation design-planning and execution methodology.
Familiarity with standard molecular biology/nucleic acid-based protocols, including DNA amplification, labeling, purification, quantification, PCR, RT-PCR, hybridization, etc
Familiarity with workflow development and optimization of workflow and hardware for biochemical assays a plus.
Excellent lab notebook and documentation skills.
Flexible and adaptable.
Analytical, detail-oriented, organized, takes initiative, and self-motivated.
Ability to learn quickly.
Excellent time management skills.
Desire to make an impact on human health
Preferred Skills and Experience
DNA Array experience preferred.
Proven record of troubleshooting assay/workflow processes to deliver root cause determinations
Hands-on experience with complex reagent optimization.