Research Associate, Reagent Development

Location: San Jose, CA
Req ID: 22-PD-016


Job Title: Research Associate, Reagent Development

Reports To: Senior Manager, Reagent Development 

Department: Product Development

Location: San Jose, CA


Job Summary:

This position is for a self-motivated and detail-oriented Research Associate with hands-on wet-lab experience to support our NGS service and lab. The candidate should be able to execute experiments independently, communicate with team players effectively, and interpret and document results in a timely fashion. 



  • Conduct experiments following SOPs.
  • Organize and maintain experimental records and lab procedures.
  • Plan, execute and troubleshoot experiments, in-depth analysis, reporting of these results through documentation and presentations.
  • Routine lab management including but not limited to cleaning and organization, inventory and purchase, etc.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field.
  • Experience of molecular biology and analytical techniques including qRT-PCR, PAGE, molecular cloning, and/or nucleic acid isolation and manipulation.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills to manage multidisciplinary projects.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and execute priorities and timelines.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Molecular and cellular biology with cell culture or tissue.
  • Experience in Sequencing-based omics technology development.
  • Deep understanding of a wide variety NGS library preparation workflows; single cell and/or array-based workflows.
  • Proven ability to write SOPs and train others to successfully perform the work.


The base salary range for this position is $68,000 to $85,000. This position will also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. The actual compensation paid to any individual for this position may vary depending on factors such as experience, internal equity, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. Actual compensation will be confirmed in writing at the time of offer.



Complete Genomics offers its eligible employees and their dependents (including domestic partners) a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Complete Genomics contributes to the benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Commuter Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • 20 PTO days and 11 holidays per year


About Us

Complete Genomics is a leading producer of advanced genomic sequencing technologies, and its multi-omics platforms include genetic sequencing, mass spectrometry, and laboratory automation based in San Jose, California. Using our proprietary sequencing instruments, chemistry, and software, Complete Genomics is committed to building core tools and technology to lead life science through intelligent innovation.

Complete Genomics is one of the fastest growing biotechnology companies in the United States spanning multiple scientific, engineering and technical specialties working in R&D, production and sales of DNA sequencing instruments, advanced robotic sample preparation, reagents, and related products to support life science research, agriculture, precision medicine and healthcare for the betterment of mankind and the world in which we live.  

We value our employees as we believe they are the driving force behind our success and commercial expansion globally.


Complete Genomics does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.  Please do not forward unsolicited agency resume to our website, employees or Human Resources. 

Complete Genomics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Complete Genomics and will be processed accordingly without fee.

Complete Genomics has the sole discretion to determine with whom we will enter into a contract.


Complete Genomics provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, disability, veteran or uniformed service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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