Helix is hiring a

Research Associate

San Diego, United States

Helix is a high-throughput clinical genetic testing laboratory using the latest technology in next generation sequencing to provide genome scale information to customers.  Helix provides customers the opportunity to discover insights from their DNA in a manner that is secure, accurate and affordable. The laboratory is the foundation of our ability to supply high quality, accurate, and reproducible genomic data at population scale.

We are searching for a highly motivated and team-oriented Research Associate to join our growing group in San Diego. As an RA at Helix, you will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to develop robust, scalable genetic testing processes to be used in cutting-edge clinical genetics applications.

At Helix, you will:

  • Execute Next Generation Sequencing methodologies and laboratory processes
  • Participate in validation of test methods for existing and new products for the clinical lab
  • Operate Next Generation Sequencing methodologies at production scale
  • Document testing and laboratory procedures

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

Position Requirements:

  • BS degree in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field
  • 1-3 years laboratory experience in molecular genetics
  • Exceptional molecular biology skills and understanding of experimental principals
  • Ability to troubleshoot molecular techniques
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and capable of supporting cross-functional project goals
  • Careful and accurate documentation of work
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with an ability to implement complex protocols

An ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing and automated liquid handling robotics
  • Related experience in a CLIA/CAP, FDA and/or cGMP environment is highly preferred
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working, positive individual who desires to be part of a fast-paced, dynamic development environment
  • Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills

This is a fantastic opportunity to help Helix develop and maintain a state of the art, high throughput, Next Generation Sequencing clinical production laboratory. If you like the idea of establishing and operating a production scale clinical laboratory, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.