R&D Molecular Associate at Tempus

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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 Molecular Technician to support the development of new tests and processes for deployment in our clinical NGS lab. Supporting Lead Scientists, this role involves the execution of advanced molecular techniques toward the development the most advanced sequencing platform in cancer care.

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
  • Assist in the troubleshooting and quality control initiatives
  • Assist with development of automated processes
  • Execute molecular protocols with a high degree of precision and attention to detail
  • Generate detailed documentation of experimental execution 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years experience in a molecular lab or completion of an advanced technical certificate program with a strong molecular lab component
  • Highly organized and systematic, superb attention to detail and ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy
  • Proven ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new processes smoothly
  • 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
    • Plasmid cloning
    • Other molecular techniques

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing 
  • Experience with robotics and automated liquid handling systems
  • Knowledge of LIMS platforms and various computer systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
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Location

600 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Tempus

What makes someone successful on your team?

We value creativity in ideation, autonomy in execution, and a healthy tendency to always question the status quo.

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Lead Data Scientist

What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
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Happy Hours
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