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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Genomics

Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.

Position description: 

Calico is seeking to fill an RA/SRA position in our Genomics Core Lab. This person will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, assisting Calico’s scientists with execution of their basic aging research experiments by providing sequencing expertise and service. The well-qualified candidate has a solid grasp of molecular biology and hands on experience with cutting edge Genomics technology. 

Position requirements:

  • Preparation of DNA and RNA sequencing libraries for Illumina platforms
  • Operation of laboratory robotics (e.g., Agilent Bravo, Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman)
  • Experience with nucleic acid sample quantitation methods (Fragment Analyzer, Qubit, qPCR etc.)
  • Excellent communicator who can work as part of a team with other members of Calico’s scientific staff
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Flexible, being able to respond quickly to shifting priorities
  • BS/MS in Biology/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related discipline, PhD not required
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience

Preferred skills & experience:

  • Pacific Biosciences ‘long read’ library prep
  • DNA and RNA extraction from cells
  • Microarray assays and technology
  • Familiarity with basic statistics and genomic data analysis tools


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