The R&D team at Twist is searching for a curious, thoughtful, and driven individual with excellent lab hands to help us develop new products and applications in the Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) space.  Leveraging our silicon-based, massively parallel DNA synthesis platform, you will use your expertise to develop and improve our latest NGS based technologies and workflows in a dynamic and team-oriented environment. As Sr. Research Associate, your work will be mainly at the bench; however, you will have the opportunity to use high-throughput robotic instruments as well as bioinformatics tools to expand your expertise. You will work alongside and learn from some of the best scientists and bioinformaticians in the business.

Responsibilities

  • Independent plan, execute and analyze laboratory experiments
  • Evaluate, optimize and troubleshoot NGS-based workflows and assays to improve performance
  • Collaborate closely with cross functional team including bioinformatics, automation, process development and field applications
  • Document experimental designs and results; keep excellent records and data
  • Present and communicate experimental results to multidisciplinary team members
  • Support the larger R&D team in various lab/day-to-day operations and activities across the board

 

Qualifications

  • S. with 4-5 years, or M.S. with 2-3 years of industry experience in the following fields: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a closely-related field
  • Must have strong background in molecular biology techniques and hands-on experience with methods for manipulating and analyzing nucleic acids (e.g. DNA/RNA extraction, purification and quantification, PCR, enzymatic assays, hybridization and primer design)
  • Must have hands-on experience with NGS and NGS applications (e.g. library preparation, target enrichment, sequencing and sequencing data analysis)
  • High attention to detail. Ability to identify problems and use a combination of knowledge, intuition, and experience to solve problems in a timely manner
  • Excellent interdisciplinary communication skills required
  • Self-motivated and passionate about your work
  • Willing and able to grow with a fast-paced, highly-collaborative, multidisciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with lab automation, liquid handling robots preferred
  • Command line analysis of NGS data (e.g. Python or R) preferred

 

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.

 

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