Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Karius is a venture-backed life science startup that is
transforming the way pathogens and other microbes are observed
throughout the body. By unlocking the information present in
microbial cell-free DNA, we're helping doctors quickly solve their
most challenging cases, providing industry partners with access to
1000s of biomarkers to accelerate clinical trials, discovering new
microbes, and reducing patient suffering worldwide.
As a Research Associate you will work alongside scientific leaders
in NGS-based infectious disease diagnostics providing meaningful
contributions to making an impact in the lives of patients while
contributing to the companys growth and development . You will be
responsible for maintaining process excellence for a state-of-the
art NGS infectious disease diagnostic assay by assisting in an
established in-house manufacturing process. You will be also
involved with several exciting research projects and be at the
forefront of non-invasive diagnostics working alongside our
scientists to deliver new products. The ideal candidate should have
experience with nucleic acids, NGS, or other molecular biology
assays to conduct laboratory experiments on research projects under
the direction of senior lab personnel.
Why Should You Join Us?
Karius aims to conquer infectious diseases through innovations
around genomic sequencing and machine learning. The companys
platform is already delivering unprecedented insights into the
microbial landscape, providing clinicians with a comprehensive test
capable of identifying more than a thousand pathogens directly from
blood, and helping industry accelerate the development of
therapeutic solutions. The Karius test we provide today is one of
the most advanced solutions available to physicians who aim to
deliver better care to many otherwise ineffectively treated
patients. Our test is the result of some incredible work done by
our scientists, statisticians, engineers, and physicians, all
driven by the same mission. You, as part of the Karius team, will
be able to see how directly your work has a life-changing impact on
people, and at scale.
Reports to: Staff Scientist
Location: Redwood City, CA
Conduct manufacturing and experimental processes according to
Assist in manufacturing in-house reagents for the current
Execute experiments of moderate to high complexity under the
guidance of scientists.
Assist with the planning follow-up to experiments.
Will be responsible for detailed recording, organization and
evaluation of the experimental data, and capable of data analysis
using basic statistical methods.
Help prepare presentations and occasionally present experimental
Execute standardized protocols and troubleshoot when needed.
Work comfortably in a fast-paced, collaborative, startup
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Whats Fun About the Job?
Karius is operating at the edge of what is now known to be possible
in infectious disease diagnostics. With that, comes a wave of new
and incredible challenges and opportunities. To deliver on that
value, you will be tapping into some of the most advanced
technologies, architecting and innovating where the current
solutions simply don't suffice. You will get to see how much your
work really matters.
Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing, vision to
monitor and moderate noise levels.
B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field.
Masters degree preferred.
A minimum of 1-3 years of industry related laboratory
Strong molecular biology skills; e.g. DNA/RNA purification, nucleic
acids hybridization, PCR, qPCR.
Experience with NGS (preparing libraries, running NGS instruments);
NGS data processing is a big plus.
Critical thinking, attention to detail, good presentation skills,
and thorough record-keeping.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Excel and Word.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with team
Highly goal-driven and have demonstrated the ability to effectively
prioritize and focus on time-sensitive objectives.
Strong sense of creativity and ability to push the boundaries of
Strong problem-solving skills.
Excellent teamwork and motivation skills are essential.
Excellent organizational, record-keeping and communication (verbal
and written) skills.
Strong work ethic to generate high quality work under tight
At Karius, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and provide
equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees and
are committed to honor and invest in the full diversity of people,
in our hiring, recruiting and development of employees across the
Company. All qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to
apply and will be considered without regard to an individuals race,
color, sex, gender identity and gender expression (including
transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned,
or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they
identify), religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship,
physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care
status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual
orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or
any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you
are unable to submit your application due to a disability, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will accommodate
qualified individuals with disabilities.
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