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Research Associate PCR - Laboratory Sciences

Everett, WA, USA Req #4498
Thursday, June 20, 2024

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At Altasciences we all move in unison to assist and work in the discovery, development, and manufacturing of new drug therapies to get them faster to people who need them.  No matter your role, we all play an important part and you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. By living our values of Employee Development, Customer Focus, Quality and Excellence, Respect and Integrity, we look to foster a passionate and collaborative work environment and we are looking for talented and enthusiastic people, like you, to join our growing team! Whether you’re a recent college graduate or seeking your next career opportunity, it’s time to discover your future at Altasciences. We are better together and together We Are Altasciences.

Are you ready to embark on a dynamic and stimulating career in research? Altasciences invites you to join our team as a Research Associate at our cutting-edge Preclinical site in Everett, Washington. Immerse yourself in a fast-paced, innovative environment where you'll play a pivotal role in the daily operations of the Laboratory Sciences laboratory.


About The Role


As a Research Associate III, you will be at the forefront of groundbreaking research, contributing to the success of our laboratory through diverse responsibilities that go beyond the ordinary. Engage in hands-on activities such as equipment maintenance, supply stocking, and general cleaning while supporting and executing data collection activities involving qPCR, ddPCR, and DNA isolation, .


What You’ll Do Here


  • Execute routine laboratory maintenance, ensuring a pristine and efficient workspace.
  • Prepare materials, including animal blood and tissues, for analytical assays, performing assays with precision and meticulous documentation.
  • Maintain and document the chain of custody for specimens, reagents, controls, and samples within the laboratory.
  • Update facility records related to the laboratory and its analyses.
  • Review laboratory records, procedures, and study data for completeness and accuracy.
  • Document deviations to laboratory procedures and study protocols promptly, providing insights for corrective actions.
  • Contribute to the calibration, optimization, maintenance, and data collection from analytical instruments.
  • Actively participate in training and educational opportunities.
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed.


What You’ll Need to Succeed


  • Associate degree in scientific discipline plus a minimum of 6 months relevant laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple assignments and maintain organization in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong reading and interpretation skills for safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals.
  • Effective communication skills for addressing groups of customers or employees.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Math Skills.
  • Experience with qPCR and DNA isolation preferred.


What We Offer
The pay range estimated for this position is $22.50 - $28 hourly. Please note that hourly rates/salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, prior relevant experience, skills, education, certification, location as well as internal equity and market data. 

Altasciences offers a wide variety of benefits to help our employees live healthy and fulfilling lives both at and outside of work.

Altasciences' Benefits Package Includes
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401(k)/RRSP with Employer Match
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Paid Sick and Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance & Telehealth Programs
  • Telework when applicable
Altasciences' Incentive Programs Include
  • Training & Development Programs
  • Employee Referral Bonus
Altasciences is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or any other protected grounds under applicable legislation.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process are available upon request. Join us at Altasciences!

Other details

  • Job Family T-3
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Everett, WA, USA