SomaGenics is a research-based company that offers a unique opportunity for motivated researchers to work in an academic-like environment.  We have close ties with Stanford and other universities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Currently open position:

Research Associate, RNA detection/RNA sequencing

SomaGenics’ current development projects include solving the bias problem in constructing libraries for next-generation sequencing (NGS) and the development of novel RT-qPCR methods for biomarker detection and validation.  In addition to RNA detection, SomaGenics develops RNA-based therapeutics with a current focus on hepatitis delta virus and diabetic wound healing.

We are seeking a competent, motivated, and well-organized research assistant/associate with strong laboratory skills to participate in developing Somagenics’ novel RNA detection methods.  The position includes the preparation of NGS libraries using SomaGenics’s proprietary protocols, sample QC, as well as the implementation of various quantitative real-time PCR protocols.  The successful candidate is expected to able to work somewhat independently while possessing good teamwork skills.   


•          MS or BS in biochemistry, molecular or cell biology or a related field

•          Industry experience is desirable

•          Hands-on experience with RNA techniques (isolation, radiolabeling, gel-electrophoresis), quantitative PCR methods, RNA sequencing library            preparation, and general molecular biology techniques.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment, and attention to detail are essential for this position. 

Experience in RNAi/RNA therapeutics applications and experience with toxicology testing are a plus for possible collaboration with our therapeutics programs.

SomaGenics offers competitive salaries and benefits. If you seek a dynamic and growing organization with visionary leaders and an intellectually stimulating work environment, please contact us.

Candidates must be authorized for work in the U.S.  SomaGenics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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