Research Associate

Sunnyvale, CA

Posted: 04/09/2019 Position Categories: Science

A biomedical company located in Sunnyvale, CA is seeking a Research Associate to join their infectious disease group. As a Research Associate in the company’s Research Department, you will be involved in the design and construction of prototype assays.  The successful candidate will have experience with molecular biology techniques and be able to work both individually and with a team. You will have the opportunity to interact with many groups at Cepheid and to learn about product development.


  • Literature review
  • Target selection
  • Oligo design and screening
  • PCR assay optimization
  • Preparation of DNA and RNA from various sources
  • Maintain notebooks and records commensurate with the design control requirements of the IVD industry
  • Maintenance of equipment

Bachelor's degree in a Biological/Bioengineering field

0-2 years laboratory-related experience

Experience with nucleic acid purification

Experience in setting up and performing multiplex real-time PCR assays

Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills

Knowledge of principles of quality control and quality assurance

Knowledge of biological and chemical safety

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience developing assays, Experience in a GLP environment, and Data analysis/Bioinformatics skills/Statistics experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to work in a laboratory environment

For more than forty years, Richmar Associates has connected talented job seekers with Silicon Valley businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500. We specialize in the temporary and direct placement services business. Based in the Silicon Valley, Richmar offers staffing solutions that include temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll service, vendor management and direct placement services to clients in the High-Tech Industry.

Richmar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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