MSAT Reagent QC Research Associate I/II
Posted on 3/15/2023
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Quality Assurance (QA)
  • B.S required in a relevant field
  • 1+ years of experience in Next Generation Sequencing assays and workflows is required (RA1)
  • 3+ years of experience in Next Generation Sequencing assays and workflows is required (RA II)
  • Familiarity with basic molecular biology laboratory techniques including but not limited to (e.g. pipetting, SPRI, PCR, qPCR)
  • Familiarity with nucleic acids extraction techniques and quantification devices (e.g., Nanodrop, Bioanalyzer, Fragment Analyzer, ddPCR) is a plusExcellent partnership and teamwork skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed, innovative, and creative problem solver
  • General digital literacy and proficiency in GSuite
  • Execute on high complexity Reagent QC testing of in-house prepared and externally acquired reagents
  • Execute on forecasted R&D and Clinical Lab experiments ranging from reagent evaluation and qualification to general data generation activities
  • Execute on automated and manual sample preparation and NGS assays
  • Be responsible for accurately recording work performed per GMP
  • Support root cause analysis for materials failing QC
  • Follow all QA procedures related to testing
  • Become a specialist in the materials used in the current production assays
  • Ensure laboratory activities are performed in compliance with procedures and safety guidelines when handling, storing and disposing of hazardous or bio-hazardous materials
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with Automated sample preparation workflows is a plus

501-1,000 employees

Designs cancer screening tests
Company Overview
GRAIL's mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. They are working to change the trajectory of cancer mortality and bring stakeholders together to adopt innovative, safe, and effective technologies that can transform cancer care.
  • Outstanding People - Join a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, committed to collaboration, education, and proactive problem-solving.
  • Strong Compensation - We offer competitive salaries and savings plans to provide for long-term financial planning.
  • Complete Health Coverage - Take advantage of comprehensive health coverage, with medical, dental and vision, to keep you and your family healthy.
  • Work-Life Balance - Make everyday life more manageable with flexible time off – we trust you to do great work and take time for yourself.
Company Core Values
  • Grit - We are determined and resilient because patients are counting on us.
  • Respect - We value diversity and challenge each other respectfully.
  • Accountability - We own our decisions and keep our commitments.
  • Integrity - We adhere to our principles of humility, transparency, and rigor.
  • Leadership - We make each other better by making leadership everyone’s responsibility