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Research Associate II (Emulsion Chemistry)

Company: Bio-Rad Laboratories
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

At the Digital Biology Center (a division of Bio-Rad) we use microfluidic chips to generate nanoliter-sized droplets as reaction vessels to power an extremely precise digital nucleic acid measurement method (droplet digital PCR). Now that we've solidified our market lead in digital PCR, we're expanding into new applications for our core technology. Our partition technology will open up new avenues in basic life sciences research and will become a new paradigm in clinical diagnostics.At the heart of our digital technology is the ability to stabilize an aqueous droplet in fluorocarbon-based oil through designing and synthesizing novel surfactants. These unique surfactants allow us to control and alter interfacial properties whereby we can enable and catalyze unique in-droplet chemistries. In turn these chemistries enable novel applications in the digital biology space.If you're a R&D chemist who thrives on pushing back the boundaries of the unknown; relishes the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team environment; and, thrilled by personally taking your ideas from white board to full product release, please read on!How You'll Make An Impact:


  • Responsible for conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, as well as communicating and presenting results to team members.
  • Perform various analytical QC ranging from droplet metrology to ddPCR functional testing.
  • Responsible for preparing technical summaries and internal protocols to support projects and manufacturing needs.
  • Able to perform established synthesis protocol to generate novel fluorocarbon-based surfactants for use in microfluidic emulsion-based technologies.
    What You Bring:

    • MS in Analytical Chemistry or Organic Chemistry with 0 - 2 years of industrial experience or BS with 3+ years.
    • Comfortable with basic statistical analysis (experience with statistical analysis programs such as JMP is a plus).
    • Skilled at writing clear plans, reports and SOPs.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, logical and analytical thinking, and the ability to learn, troubleshoot, and problem solve are essential.
      Vaccination Requirement: Ability and consent to upload proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination into our secure database within 3 days of start date.Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we're empowered by our purpose and recognize that our employees are as well. That's why we offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee's work and life cycle.Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see.Benefits: Bio-Rad's biggest asset is its people, and the reason why our Total Rewards deliver programs that provide value, quality, affordability, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Our robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee's work and life cycle. We're proud to offer rich options, including no-cost medical plans, free HSA money, a new fertility offering with stipend, life and disability, paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance, wellness challenges, time off, ERG's, and more!Compensation: The estimated base salary range for this position is $64,480 to $88,100 at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors. This position is eligible for a variable annual bonus, which is dependent upon achievement of your individual objectives and Company performance.EEO Statement: Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with disabilities, and people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and orientations are encouraged to apply.Agency Non-Solicitation:Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Pleasanton , Research Associate II (Emulsion Chemistry), Other , Pleasanton, California

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