Job Title: Researcher III

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Estimated Length: 1 year

Pay Rate: DOE

Description X is a moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses are developed and taken out into the world. X projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. We are makers, entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. We are a team of computational and experimental scientists dedicated to making a moonshot in the life sciences.

We’re looking for a research associate with a background in cell/molecular biology for a 1 year contract position. If you are excited about making a difference in this space, we’d love to talk with you.

Responsibilities Activities expected of this hire will include but are not limited to: Working closely with a multidisciplinary team to execute microbiology measurements. Executing experimental protocols for microbiological cell culture. Performing plate-based and tube-based assays and flow cytometry. Conducting molecular biology experiments including PCR and cloning. Develop and execute experimental protocols for various biochemical assays. Assisting with general laboratory maintenance, including purchasing supplies necessary to conduct experiments and adhering to laboratory safety standards. Ongoing use and testing of early team prototypes of computational tools.

Minimum Qualifications BSc degree in systems biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or similar. 3+ years of relevant research experience. Experience with basic molecular biology techniques, such as DNA, RNA and protein purification, PCR, qPCR, cloning. Experience with modern high throughput molecular assays (e.g., NGS). Experience with performing general laboratory duties such as preparing media reagents, and basic maintenance of equipment. Strong time management and organizational skills. Exemplary written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.

Prefered Qualifications Demonstrated experience with bacterial cell culture and relevant assays. Demonstrated experience with plate-based assays and flow cytometry. Experience with modern high throughput molecular assays (e.g. LC-MS/MS). Familiarity with analytical and computational methods for analyzing molecular biology data.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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