Research Associate

Location: San Jose, CA
Req ID: 19-BGIRU-T005


Research Associate


Job Summary:

Advanced Engineering group of BGI Research USA is seeking to bring a highly motivated fixed-term Research Associate candidate to provide aid with advanced microfluidic research and development under the direction of a project leader and/or senior engineers and scientists.


Major Duties and Responsibilities :    

  • Hands-on testing and integration of library prep microfluidic systems
  • Maintain and run different aspects of microfluidic systems – reagents, software, hardware
  • Conduct assays, fluidic and platform validation and verification tests by following defined protocols for microfluidic devices and analyze the data to generate testing reports
  • Use standard laboratory instrumentation: i.e. pipette, fluorescence microscopes, laser cutter, etc.
  • Collaborate with chemistry, software, and engineering teams to develop and troubleshoot assays and protocols
  • Process development and optimization (DOE, documentation, including maintaining a laboratory notebook) with guidance from senior team members
  • Data analysis, interpretation, and presentation of results


Minimum Requirements:

  • BS with 1-3 years of experience or MS degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher strongly preferred
  • Hands-on experience in microfluidic wet labs
  • Ability to independently follow experimental methods and protocols with strong attention to details
  • Good troubleshooting skill and quantitative analysis skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team
  • Must be a US citizen/resident, or legally authorized to work in the US


Preferred Qualification:

  • Industry experience preferred. Experience on any digital microfluidic platforms and related library prep. is advantageous
  • Proven record in analytical/data-driven in troubleshooting and problem-solving process
  • Experience with SolidWorks or other CAD design software is a plus
  • Experience with microfluidics is a plus.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.


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