Research Associate I-Virology, Molecular Biology, Genetics at Labcorp

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Research Associate I-Virology, Molecular Biology, Genetics

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Location South San Francisco, California Job ID 21-86493

Monogram Biosciences is a subsidiary of Labcorp specializing in the development and performance of high complexity cell-based and molecular assays to support clinical trials and diagnostics. Monogram currently has an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic Researcher to work within the R&D team. The selected candidate will join an integrated team developing and performing novel cell-based and molecular assays that support virology and pharmacogenomics programs to enable drug/vaccine/gene therapy development and inform individualized healthcare decisions. This position is based at our South San Francisco, CA, facility.

Principal responsibilities of this position include:

  • Design and execute experiments, critically analyze data and interpret results
  • The development, optimization, scale up and validation of new assays
  • The evaluation and implementation of new technology platforms
  • The application of these assays/technologies in clinical trials and research projects
  • Internal studies or external collaborations to define and validate clinical utility
  • Assay training and transfer to a clinical reference laboratory environment
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate records
  • Draft documents/reports and prepare/give presentations to colleagues as required



  • BS degree in Virology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related area of Biological Sciences with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or an MS degree with experience in R&D
  • Proficiency in cell and molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, cell based assays, nucleic acid amplification, molecular cloning and nucleotide sequencing
  • Ability to independently conduct and analyze experiments supporting project goals
  • High degree of technical proficiency and attention to detail
  • Quick and eager to master new techniques and ability to multitask
  • Good organizational, data analysis and documentation skills
  • Ability to work within a fast paced and highly collaborative environment
  • Previous experience in assay development is preferred
  • Experience using literature/search engines/databases to pursue science
  • Experience with Microsoft excel and PowerPoint. Programing experience is desirable but not required




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