Senior Research Associate, Genomics

SUMMARY:

We are seeking a senior research associate to utilize next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, prepare NGS libraries, and perform high throughput sequencing in support of Kriya Therapeutics’ pre-clinical pipeline and platform technologies. The ideal candidate will have experience in collaborative research, molecular biology techniques, and NGS workflows. They will enjoy working cross-functionally with molecular biologists, engineers, and data scientists on a range of exciting scientific problems. This is a unique opportunity to gain broad experience in a startup environment and to make a meaningful impact on patient outcomes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Collaborate with scientists to develop and implement in-house protocols for NGS library preparation and sequencing
• Conduct nucleic acid extractions and prepare NGS libraries for sequencing
• Run and maintain laboratory equipment, including NextSeq machine
• Document, communicate, and present work

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

• BS with 4+ years relevant experience, MS degree with 2+ years relevant experience
• Experience with general molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, molecular cloning, and PCR
• Experience with preparation and QC of NGS libraries preferred
• Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to work cross-functionally

BENEFITS:

Competitive salary and benefits
• Biotech and gene therapy on-the-job training
• Joining a new division in an early stage biotech company
• Career growth opportunities

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]