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Research Associate II/III Oncology R&D, IVD Assay Development

Company: Invitae
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life.


Residing in our Boulder, CO office, the Research Associate II/III will join our Solid Tumor IVD Assay Development team and will be responsible for processing samples through Archer NGS workflows, from sample purification through data analysis, in high volume. The Research Associate will plan, contribute to experimental design, execute experiments, and analyze data for these responsibilities with only high-level guidance and deliver reports according to deadlines. The Research Associate is expected to lead the production of high-level data summaries upon project/sample completion that effectively and concisely communicate relevant findings for the study. The Research Associate will also assist with other Research and Development activities as needed included but not limited to formulation optimization, QC, QA report filing, and equipment maintenance. The position is expected to keep detailed experimental records and communicate data to supervisors and peers in a thorough and honest manner.


Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:

  • Plan, execute, and analyze experiments
  • Interpret scientific results and provide recommendations for moving forward
  • Consolidate and communicate results to scientists, project leaders, or customers
  • Maintain detailed and up-to-date lab notebooks, sample inventories, etc.
  • Communicate feasibility of deadlines set for CDx projects
  • Meet deadlines and drive projects forward
  • Idea generation to improve existing technology and drive future technology
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with ArcherDX HIPAA Security policies and procedures.
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data.
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by ArcherDX for purposes of personalized molecular pathology.


  • 2-5+ years of laboratory experience (required)
  • 1+ years in an industry or CAP/CLIAsetting (preferred)
  • Proficiency in PCR, qPCR, and molecular genetic techniques (required)
  • Familiarity with NGS/HTS (required)
  • Basic familiarity with R, python, or other coding languages (preferred)
  • Basic familiarity with LIMS and QMS (required)


  • Detail oriented with demonstrated scientific problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team; ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively
  • Able to organize, prioritize, and communicate tasks to efficiently move projects forward.
  • Clear, accurate, and honest communication
  • Self-starter
  • Driven to perform
  • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction and no hand-holding
  • Able to organize and prioritize a diverse set of responsibilities to ensure that focus on success of the company is achieved


  • BS/MS in biology or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

In Colorado, our competitive compensation package includes a base salary starting from $60,000. In determining the final salary offered we will evaluate a specific candidate geographic location, education, skills and experience.

Invitae offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k, and a broad range of other benefits, outlined below:

  • Health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and basic life insurance coverage
  • Paid time off, holiday pay, parental leave, and other health and wellness supports

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: Invitae, Boulder , Research Associate II/III Oncology R&D, IVD Assay Development, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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