Senior Research Lab Associate Position

Day Zero Diagnostics is an infectious disease genomics start-up in Boston that is seeking a highly motivated full-time Senior 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 R&D to support IVD development
  • Work in a collaborative environment 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
  • Independently perform a variety of laboratory procedures after training

Qualifications required:

  • B.S. or in molecular biology, microbiology, or related field is required plus 4+ years of postgraduate laboratory experience in industry or academic setting
  • Experience with laboratory methods/techniques associated with molecular and microbiology including culture and quantification of microorganisms, media/buffer preparation, microscopy, qPCR, gel electrophoresis
  • Experience with DNA extractions, library preparation and Next-generation sequencing technologies a plus
  • A solid understanding of experimental protocols with the expectation of accuracy and high quality of results
  • 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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