Senior Research Associate, PAS

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job Details
Job Location
Newark CA - Newark, CA
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Travel Percentage
Up to 10%
Job Shift
Job Category
By joining Bio-Techne, you’ll join a company with a powerful and positive purpose of enabling cutting-edge research in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers to further treat and prevent disease worldwide.
Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD) (a Bio-Techne brand) is a leader in the field of molecular pathology and tissue-based diagnostics. Our core RNAscope® technology is the world’s first multiplex fluorescent and chromogenic in situ hybridization platform capable of detecting and quantifying RNA biomarkers in situ at single molecule sensitivity. RNAscope® is an ideal platform for developing the next generation of tissue-based companion diagnostics. We are committed to continued innovation to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical medicine to fulfill the promise of personalized medicine.
Full compensation range for this role is $97,000 - $145,400 + a quarterly bonus plan.
Position Description
The Senior Research Associate (SRA) will serve as a key member of the ACD Professional Assay Services (PAS) department, performing RNAscope assay services for industrial, pharmaceutical, and academic sponsors to detect RNA targets of interest. An additional critical work component will be the application of immunohistochemistry (IHC) to look for specific protein targets. The position will have an opportunity to work closely with scientists and investigators from a broad customer base.
It is expected that the Sr. Research Associate will independently collect and interpret data based on project expectations, which has implications for many downstream applications, such as biomarker validation and cell and gene therapy. The SRA will also be expected to independently utilize available resources for any required troubleshooting and communicate clearly with sponsors through both electronic mail and teleconference channels. The SRA must also coordinate with internal research and development (R&D) team to learn new techniques quickly and be able to adapt to shifting priorities in a fast- paced and growing start-up environment.
Key Responsibilities
  • Perform manual and automated RNAscope assays to evaluate sponsor-provided cell/tissue samples
  • Perform immunohistochemistry (IHC) on sponsor-provided cell/tissue samples to detect protein targets of interest
  • Follow protocols for co-detection of both RNA and proteins
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data
  • Perform digital slide scanning, imaging, and fluorescent microscopy to acquire images
  • Generate and create custom reports to deliver to sponsors
  • Provide sponsors with updates as to the status of their projects
  • Deliver projects to sponsors within stipulated turn-around times
  • Utilize available resources to independently troubleshoot any issues encountered during project execution
  • Coordinate with internal R&D team to learn and apply novel assay types to new sponsor projects
  • Ensure proper maintenance and working condition of automation equipment
  • Maintain sample inventory and logs for slide tracking
  • Ensure adequate stocks of required reagents and consumables to run assays
  • Present at group meetings
  • Lead teleconference meetings with industry, pharmaceutical, and academic sponsors
  • Ensure adherence to Compliance regulations
  • Maintain clean and organized personal/general laboratory spaces
  • Provide consistent updates on project status to internal teams
  • Perform additional laboratory duties as assigned
Occasional Duties and Responsibilities:
Some travel to sponsor sites
  • A BS (with 3-4 years industry experience)/MS (with 0-2 years industry experience) in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience in slide-based assays such as immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH)
  • Knowledge on slide imaging/microscopy techniques
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in communicating directly with customers
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in gene expression assays such as qPCR, PCR and RNAseq highly preferred
  • Experience in histology and related staining methods is preferred
  • Experience working in aCROor service environment is preferred
  • Critical thinking skills to assess experimental data and independently troubleshoot as needed
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player and self-starter with the ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Experience in a multi-disciplinary environment with a proven track record of cross functional collaborations with other team members
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 15-20lbs daily
  • May be on computer monitor and keyboard for long periods of time
Why Join Bio-Techne
  • We offer competitive salaries along with extensive medical, vision, and dental plans for you and your family starting on day one!
  • We invest in our employees’ financial futures through 401k matching and an employee stock purchase plan.
  • We help our employees develop their careers through mentorship, promotional opportunities, training and development, internship programs, and more.
  • We offer employee resource groups, volunteer paid time off, employee events, and charity drives to build a culture of caring and belonging.
  • We foster a culture of empowerment and innovation, where employees feel valued and encouraged to bring their new ideas to the table.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Bio-Techne is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No



  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 11, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality purified proteins and reagent solutions - notably cytokines and growth factors, antibodies, immunoassays, biologically active small molecule compounds, tissue culture reagents, and cell and gene therapy workflow solutions including T-Cell activation technologies. Bio-Techne’s portfolio also includes protein analysis solutions, sold under the ProteinSimple brand name, that offer researchers efficient and streamlined options for automated Western blot and multiplexed ELISA workflow. These reagent and protein analysis solutions are sold to biomedical researchers, as well as clinical research laboratories, and constitute the Protein Sciences Segment. Bio-Techne also develops and manufactures diagnostic products including FDA-regulated controls, calibrators, blood gas and clinical chemistry controls, and other reagents for OEM and clinical customers. Bio-Techne’s genomic tools include advanced tissue-based in situ hybridization assays (ISH) for research and clinical use, sold under the ACD brand, as well as a portfolio of clinical molecular diagnostic oncology assays including the ExoDx®Prostate (IntelliScore) test (EPI) for prostate cancer diagnosis. These diagnostic and genomic products comprise Bio-Techne’s Diagnostics and Genomics Segment. Bio-Techne products are integral components of scientific investigations into biological processes and molecular diagnostics, revealing the nature, diagnosis, etiology and progression of specific diseases. They aid in drug discovery efforts and provide the means for accurate clinical tests and diagnoses. With thousands of products in its portfolio, Bio-Techne generated approximately $714 million in net sales in fiscal 2019 and has over 2,200 employees worldwide.
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