Research Lab 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 provide the species ID and antibiotic resistance profile. We value intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic.

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 molecular biology and microbiology experiments to support diagnostic development.
  • Work closely with other Research Scientists and Associates to design and execute experiments.
  • Ensure timely and accurate data outputs.
  • Receive and process clinical specimens from submitting laboratories.
  • Ensure quality control of equipment, reagents, and clinical samples.
  • Maintain meticulous documentation of experimental outcomes and contribute to test reports.
  • Maintain close communication with direct supervisor and members of the research team.
  • Follow established laboratory protocols for research and clinical services.
  • Maintain general lab systems and inventory. This includes including daily, weekly, monthly or as needed maintenance of equipment and work space.

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 experience outside of course work.
  • Experience with laboratory methods/techniques associated with molecular and microbiology including culture and quantification of microorganisms, media/buffer preparation, microscopy, qPCR, gel electrophoresis.
  • 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, this will be an exciting and busy role with frequently changing priorities. It is imperative that the employee

  • Set objectives and plan work independently based on agreed outcomes.
  • 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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