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Research Associate, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Core

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This role will assist Beam in advancing the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) production platform 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:

  • Execution of validated molecular biology assays including nucleic acid isolation, library preparation, and next generation sequencing
  • Communicate effectively with NGS Core team to strategically prioritize sample processing
  • Ensure uncompromised data quality through detailed documentation and attention to detail
  • Oversee NGS instrument troubleshooting and preventative maintenance
  • Writing and following Standard Operating Procedures for production laboratory processes


  • BS in molecular or cellular biology with 2+ years laboratory experience
  • The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and will be comfortable working with samples in a high throughput manner
  • Next generation sequencing (NGS) experience is highly desired
  • Experience with various Illumina sequencing platforms (i.e. miSEQ/NextSeq)
  • Technical understanding of common molecular biology techniques (i.e. PCR, DNA/RNA isolation, NGS library prep, etc.)
  • Experience with laboratory automation and liquid handlers
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), particularly Benchling
  • Experience in a HTS or NGS Core facility is desired
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills