Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?
Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.
We are looking for a Senior Research Associate to support the development of new tests and processes for deployment in our clinical lab. Working under the mentorship of Lead Scientists, this role involves developing and executing experiments using advanced molecular techniques.
What You’ll Do:
Under the guidance of senior scientific staff, support the development of cutting-edge molecular assays for our high-throughput CAP/ CLIA/ NYSDOH accredited clinical lab
Design and execute molecular protocols with a high degree of precision and attention to detail
Support multidisciplinary teams through the generation of datasets used to build new assay features and analysis algorithms.
Generate detailed documentation of experimental execution
Assist in the troubleshooting and quality control initiatives
Assist with development of automated processes
Identify and implement improvements to existing processes
Master’s with at least 3 years or Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years experience in a molecular lab.
Highly organized and systematic, superb attention to detail and ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy
Strong analytical and conceptual capabilities, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with clarity.
Proven ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new processes smoothly
Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a dynamic environment with competing projects and deadlines
Interprets results and uses these data, along with literature precedent and input from subject matter experts, to modify experimental plans accordingly.
Hands-on experience with any of the following molecular methods is highly desired:
NGS library preparation methods
PCR methods such as: PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, ddPCR
Nucleic acid ligations
Nucleic acid analysis such as: quantitation by absorbance/fluorescence, gel & capillary electrophoresis
Magnetic bead-based DNA/RNA purification and size selection
DNA hybridization arrays
Experience with Next Generation Sequencing
Experience with robotics and automated liquid handling systems
Experience in clinical lab
Knowledge of LIMS platforms and various computer systems