At Genapsys we are working to transform the human condition by building an affordable, scalable genomic ecosystem that empowers research and diagnostics. Powered by semiconductor chip-based electronic sequencing technology, our platform will be a modular and accessible system that will enable highly accurate, scalable, and affordable sequencing for a variety of applications. We believe in a world where every researcher and clinician can perform their sequencing on-site, enabling easy and rapid access to actionable insights based on genomic data.  Join us and let’s work together to unlock universal access to genomic sequencing. 

About the Role:

The Research Associate is a key role within the Sequencing R&D team and the company. The candidate would be in charge of conducting performance testing of newly developed amplification and sequencing chemistry platforms in collaboration with chemists and engineers. This exciting role would be working at the interface between chemistry, Analytical,  molecular biology, and applications teams. The position reports to the Senior Director of Chemistry in our Redwood City, CA office. This is a very exciting time to Join our growing Genapsys team as the technology is rapidly scaling and approaching market adaption.  

Responsibilities:

  • Perform analytical performance testing of novel sequencing surface chemistry.
  • Reviews all experimental records to ensure accuracy of the recorded information and ensure that all QC metrics have met specifications.
  • Monitors reagent and instrument performance and reacts in a timely manner to routine and urgent maintenance requirements.
  • Identifies quality issues and works with the reagent development team to resolve root cause and countermeasures.
  • Create or update SOP documentation, work instructions and instrument use and maintenance logs.
  • Integrate and work with team R&D members to organize findings and advancements into current laboratory SOPs.
  • Reviews all experimental records to ensure accuracy of the recorded information and ensure that all QC metrics have met specifications.
  • Routinely engage in group meetings to update colleagues with precise, concise presentations (MS office & G-suite).
  • Contribute to the housekeeping tasks: maintaining inventory of reagents and laboratory supplies, taking responsibility for checking completion of the tasks when required.
  • Manage a small team of laboratory technicians by providing organizational and technical guidance on daily activities.
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment while handling multiple priorities and projects.
  • Establishes and maintains good housekeeping standards in all work areas and maintains meticulous records

Qualifications:

  • Masters or Bachelors with 2+ years of work experience in a field such as biology, bioengineering, chemistry or chemical engineering.
  • 1+ years of hands-on experience in PCR, qPCR, flow cytometry, amplifications and sequencing preferred.
  • Experience with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, e.g. PCR and Isothermal amplification, NGS sample preparation, nucleic acid techniques etc.
  • Proven ability to solve scientific and engineering problems.
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills and efficient at getting task done
  • Ambitious and looking to take on additional responsibilities

Desired Qualities:

  • Adaptable to fast-paced, dynamic work environments and shifting demands.
  • Highly collaborative, team-oriented, and an effective communicator
  • Scrappy, willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in where needed.
  • Passion for making a difference in the world.
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization.

What we offer (US based-employees)*:

  • Competitive compensation and generous stock options.
  • Comprehensive, industry-leading medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and dependents.
  • Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching employer contribution.
  • Free daily catered gourmet lunches and snacks.
  • For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.
  • Work with driven and enthusiastic colleagues in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, the opportunity to work on problems that matter in a highly collaborative environment.

At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis; unfortunately, we cannot provide visa sponsorship.


A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Genapsys' culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!


Genapsys has a robust COVID-19 prevention plan in order to keep our team members as safe as possible. This plan includes a requirement that all employees, contractors and visitors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or receive an approved medical or religious exemption) prior to working on site at any Genapsys location. Please contact hr@genapsys.com if you have any questions. 

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