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Research Associate, Laboratory Automation and High Throughput Sequencing

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This role will assist Beam in advancing both our laboratory automation and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) production platforms by supporting our in vitro and in vivo efforts to develop next-generation base editing technologies.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, technically competent research associate that is energized to join a small, fast-moving team.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and validate methods on various laboratory automation platforms
  • Support high throughput Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform through automated sample processing
  • Oversee instrument troubleshooting and preventative maintenance
  • Provide laboratory automation training to staff scientists and ensuring proper documentation & SOPs



  • BS in molecular biology, computer science or engineering with 2+ years’ laboratory experience
  • Experience with laboratory automation and liquid handlers (i.e. Hamilton, HighRes Biosolutions, Precise Robotics, Tecan, or others)
  • The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and will be comfortable working with samples in a high throughput manner (Next Generation Sequencing experience is preferred)
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), particularly Benchling
  • Programming knowledge in python, C#, or SQL are desired
  • Experience in a HTS or NGS Core facility are desired
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills