Laboratory Research Associate Position

Day Zero Diagnostics is an infectious disease genomics start-up in Boston that is seeking a highly motivated full-time Laboratory Research Associate. The employee will become an integral member of our dynamic team as we develop a novel rapid diagnostic to identify causes of clinical infections.

At Day Zero Diagnostics we are passionate about our mission of modernizing infectious diseases diagnosis and treatment. Employees gain experience in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced start-up, and have ample opportunities to acquire new skills, engage with emerging technologies, work closely with our accomplished team, and communicate their results, all while working in a supportive and energetic environment. We work in state-of-the-art facilities within an exceptional research setting.

Job Duties:

  • Perform and assist with sample processing toward diagnostic workflows.
  • Ensure quality control of equipment, reagents, and clinical samples.
  • Strictly follow all lab procedures for specimen handling, processing, and reporting.
  • Maintain meticulous documentation of experimental outcomes and observations.
  • Work closely with Research Scientists and Associates and maintain close communication with direct supervisor.
  • Repetitive workflows are a frequent occurrence.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or microbiology from a four-year college or university is required with at least 1 year of laboratory research experience.
  • Experience with laboratory methods/techniques associated with molecular and microbiology including culture and quantification of microorganisms, media/buffer preparation, and PCR/qPCR.
  • Comfortable handling human clinical specimens.
  • Can handle a high volume of sample processing to meet deadlines.
  • Properly uses and maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Given that we are a small but rapidly growing start-up company it is imperative that the employee:

  • Meet deadlines and assess priorities to handle fluctuating workloads.
  • Work at high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work after hours.
  • Provide your most recent resume (including degree earned and GPA) and a minimum of 3 references. A cover letter is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Job Type: Full-time


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