CTG Scientific Research Associate 1 in South San Francisco, California

Title: Scientific Research Associate 1

Location: US-CA-South San Francisco

Job Number: 18203635

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Job Title : Scientific Research Associate

Location : South San Francisco, CA

Duration : 12 months, W2 Contract


Position in the Chemistry R&D, part of the Clinical Sequencing Division (CSD) of our end-client’s organization, located in South San Francisco. As a Scientist in the Clinical Sequencing Division (CSD) of, you will be working on Ion Torrent Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. NGS is increasingly becoming the technology of choice in the research and clinical settings for a wide variety of applications such as companion diagnostics for cancer treatment, prenatal screening and rare disease diagnostics.

In this role, you will be part of a high performance, cross-disciplinary team developing new technologies for the next generation of our sequencing platforms working at the interface of chemistry, biology, material science and lab automation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform sequencing experiments on Ion platforms for testing of new candidates of DNA delivery vehicles and functionalized chip surfaces

  • Adapt and modify existing automation instrument software for newer applications

  • Analyze data, derive conclusions, document findings, write SOPs and prepare reports for sharing within and between R&D groups

  • Help develop new analytical tools and assays as needed

  • Learn new Ion platforms and become conversant in operating & troubleshooting them

  • Maintain a detailed and organized lab notebook

  • Interact within Chemistry R&D group as well as with other collaborating R&D groups

Minimum Requirements (MUST have to be considered)

  • Minimum 1 to 2 years current hands-on experience in an advanced research lab

  • Good knowledge of DNA amplification and sequencing technologies is desirable

  • Basic proficiency in Python or similar lab automation program

  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis. Knowledge in database query (SQL, R, etc.) is desirable

  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy & other imaging methods

  • Moderate to intensive pipetting and long continuous periods in the lab doing experiments

Desired Skills (nice to have)

  • Fast learner and a self-starter

  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions. Not always instruction-based

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude

  • Curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo

  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity

  • Collaborates with others and strong orientation towards team work

Required Education

  • BS or MS in Bioengineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or equivalent

Additional Information

  • No third party resumes accepted

  • Drug testing and/or other employment-related inquires may be conducted

  • W2 only, no C2C or 1099 arrangements available

  • Candidates must currently reside in USA or Canada

  • CTG is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

  • CTG is an E-Verify Company

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly through our website by clicking the link below or email your MSWord version resume to Maurine.Mercer@ctg.com. Please reference CTG job number 18203635 when applying!


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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