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Research Associate I

Company: Myriad Genetics & Laboratories
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Research Associate IMyriad Genetics Inc. is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics. Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. We run one of the largest genome centers in the country and with that comes the necessity to maintain the quality of our testing.This research associate role is part of our Translational Development team and is responsible for developing and transferring technologies and product upgrades from R&D to our CLIA laboratory. The role requires a wide breadth of knowledge in wet and dry bench skills and an eagerness to collaborate across multiple disciplines at Myriad Women's Health.Responsibilities Conduct and/or support research experiments under the supervision of a Scientist. Conduct lab experiments/research to support and/or advance products, services and technology from initial feasibility through final protocol optimization, application testing and stability studies. Method development and preparing SOPs as needed. Procure chemicals, materials, and reagents. Handle and prepare chemicals and biochemical reagents to perform experiments and develop methods and procedures. Dispose of chemical/biological waste properly; maintain records as appropriate. Calibrate and maintain scientific instruments and laboratory equipment. Maintain an organized, detailed, and accurate record of all experimental procedures and data. Data analysis including excel, tableau, flow cytometry, and image analysis. Provide project status reports. Review literature and apply advanced knowledge.Qualifications BS or higher degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related science with 1-3 years of experience in a research environment (preference for at least 1 year). Experience should include performing experiments in areas such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), RT-qPCR, Targeted Enrichment, Cell Culture, Cell Free and Circulating Somatic DNA, data analysis. Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, analyze, and document research experiments. Organized, flexible, and able to multitask in an environment with aggressive timelines. Ability to make experimental observations with a great attention to detail. Ability to pipette is required. Familiarity with liquid handling systems recommended, but not required. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Position requires frequent communication in the form of verbal updates, reports, technical meetings, and presentations.

Keywords: Myriad Genetics & Laboratories, Salt Lake City , Research Associate I, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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