Research Associate (Sequencing Biochemistry)


Pleasanton, CA, USA

Full time


Jul 11

About the Company and Role:

Apton Biosystems is a biotechnology instrumentation platform company pioneering super- resolution imaging to provide the world’s most-dense DNA sequencing and single molecule detection.

We seek a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our R&D team as


a Research Associate.

The successful candidate will contribute the development of our sequencing workflow,

reagents and consumables, and production scalability. She/he will contribute to the

development of sequencing biochemistry and instrument operation.

• Prepare reagents and run sequencing instruments to support the development of our sample preparation and sequencing biochemistry

  • Maintain laboratory documentation in a complete, consistent, and concise manner
  • Assist with lab organization and maintenance
  • Assist with documentation and tech transfer to manufacturing
  • Participate in multidisciplinary projects and collaborate with surface chemists,

hardware and software engineers, and analysis teams to improve in-house

sequencing performance

• QC and prepare internal R&D samples for sequencing

  • QC and prepare customer samples for sequencing
  • This is a hands-on position with 80% time on lab work and 20% on data analysis and
  • documentation


• BS in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related life science field with 3+ years of work experience in biotechnology or life science research and development or MS

with 1+ years of work experience

• Proficient in standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques such as PCR,

quantitative PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA/RNA extraction and purification

  • Good lab record keeping and organization skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, highly motived, can-do attitude
  • Desire to learn and grow, to be part of a rapidly growing and changing organization
  • Experience in NGS sequencing or NGS library preparation a plus
  • Experience in biotech start-up a plus

Apton is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Apton encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups, women, the disabled, protected veterans, and all other qualified applicants. 

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