10x Genomics, Inc. Research Associate 2-Molecular Biology/Product Development Salary in the United States

How much does an Research Associate 2-Molecular Biology/Product Development make at companies like 10x Genomics, Inc. in the United States? The average salary for Research Associate 2-Molecular Biology/Product Development at companies like 10x Genomics, Inc. in the United States is $87,358 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $73,557 and $101,159. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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What does an Research Associate 2-Molecular Biology/Product Development do at companies like 10x Genomics, Inc.?

10x Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics, our award-winning Chromium™ System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale. Learn more at 10xGenomics.com.




Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it. We are seeking talented professionals excited to build new technology that advances scientific research while growing their career within a dynamic, supportive environment.



Research Associate 2– Molecular Biology/Product Development


We are seeking an outstanding Research Associate to join the Product Development team to support the development and commercial launch of new products. This is a unique cross-disciplinary position that will work closely with a variety of groups including Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Microfluidics, QC, and Manufacturing, to develop and validate novel reagents for the rapid expansion of 10x product lines. Candidates must have a broad working knowledge of molecular biology and be able to apply that knowledge creatively and independently in a fast-paced work environment. The successful applicant will have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to meticulously execute and analyze highly complex experiments. Previous industry experience is essential.


Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, strategic thinkers, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast-paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.


Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation, formulation, and testing of newly designed 10x reagents either from SOPs or R&D protocols.
  • Create NGS libraries from single cells, tissues, or isolated DNA/RNA using 10x instruments and consumables.
  • Conceive, develop, and implement new QC methods to assess reagent quality through a variety of analytical and functional tests.
  • Perform reagent guard banding and stability studies.
  • Maintenance of batch records, documentation and presentation of results, writing SOPs, and training other lab personnel.
  • Assist in early stage product R&D
  • Assist Production and other R&D teams with troubleshooting


Required Skills and Background

  • S. or M.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, analytical chemistry, or related field.
  • 3+ (B.S.) or 1+ (M.S.) years of relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Experience with a broad variety of molecular biology and analytical techniques including qPCR, RT-qPCR, ddPCR, FISH, flow cytometry, HPLC, PAGE, molecular cloning, gene editing, primer design, and nucleic acid isolation and manipulation.
  • Proven ability to use a variety of scientific equipment including microscopes, plate readers, rheometers, Bioanalyzers, gel imagers, real-time PCR instruments, HPLC instruments, flow cytometers etc.
  • Significant experience troubleshooting molecular biology-based assays.
  • Proven ability to write SOPs and train others to successfully perform the work.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Desire to work in a flexible and fast-paced startup environment.


Desired Skills and Background

  • Previous work with a variety of NGS sample preparation workflows and analysis.
  • Past work in a process or product development role, especially technology transfer to manufacturing and/or QC groups.
  • Experience operating liquid handling robots or other lab automation for high-throughput assays.
  • Experience with cell culture and the handling of mammalian primary cells, cell lines, and tissues.
  • Experience with microscopy and imaging systems
  • Experience working with new and untested reagents.
  • Experience creating and optimizing novel assays.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



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