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Research Associate (qPCR Assay Development)

Assay Development | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Research Associate (qPCR Assay Development)
Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills to make a direct impact on patients? If you’re up for a challenge, we invite you to join our team of careful scientists as we develop a new class of cancer diagnostics. We’re recruiting a careful, analytically-minded research associate to validate our qPCR test. Our ideal candidate has experience validating nucleic acid tests for regulatory submissions.

This is a full-time position at QB3@953 in Mission Bay, San Francisco. It’s an opportunity to join an exciting, early-stage company and advance your career as the company grows.

Our ideal team member will:

  • Wield a pipette like a pro;

  • Pride themselves on their beautiful, reproducible qPCR amplification curves;

  • Use R to analyze experimental results and generate reproducible reports;

  • Understand the diagnostic regulatory environment;

  • Solve problems and troubleshoot independently; and

  • Share our passion for reproducibility, quality control, and version control.


  • M.S. in a relevant field;

  • 2 years of hands-on experience with qPCR, preferably assay development and validation;

  • Basic proficiency with R.

We would love to hear from you if you think you would be a good fit.

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