Advanced Research Associate, Development
Job Details
Asuragen - Austin, TX
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

By joining Bio-Techne, you’ll join a company with a powerful and positive purpose of enabling cutting-edge research in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers to further treat and prevent disease worldwide.

Asuragen is seeking an outstanding Master degree-level scientist (or Bachelor degree-level with relevant experience) to join our Product Development group charged with developing and launching cutting-edge molecular assays spanning inherited genetic disease and cancer testing. This role will support new product initiatives to enable novel, multiplexed-PCR technologies that can resolve multiple classes of DNA and RNA markers through integration of reagents, instrumentation, analysis algorithms and software. This position will support product development, including activities such as prototype optimization, guardbanding, design lock, verification, and validation.


What You’ll Do

  • Apply novel amplification methods, including multiplexed PCR or related techniques, for the sensitive detection or quantification of multimodal biomarkers in clinical specimens
  • Prepare and/or contribute to protocols, presentations, standard operating procedures, validation procedures, and technical reports to support lab infrastructure, new product initiatives, and on-market product investigations
  • Train and mentor co-workers on equipment and procedures and lead data analysis and interpretation
  • Provide substantial, high-quality contributions to projects by working independently, communicating effectively, and leveraging the active support of others
  • Organize, analyze, and/or visualize molecular datasets using analytical software and statistical comparisons
  • Lead and contribute to design and execution of experimental plans or processes to support objectives within the organization
  • Apply scientific methods and process design principles to improve product development and manufacturing processes 

Who You Are & What You Bring

  • A Master degree (or equivalent Bachelor degree plus relevant experience) in biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, or related field
  • Prior demonstrated experience implementing, running and supporting PCR-based workflows using a requirements-driven, risk-based approach within the biotech industry or clinical laboratory.
  • A strong track record of independence, productivity and creative problem-solving
  • Expertise in one or more technology areas and considered a resource by colleagues to develop similar skills
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design and implement experimental plans or processes to support objectives within the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • A passion for improving patient care through diagnostic technologies, particularly in genetics and oncology
  • Up to 2+ years industry laboratory experience with multiplexed PCR methods, is desirable
  • Proficiency with Excel, JMP, Python and/or R is desirable
  • Experience with qPCR, capillary electrophoresis or nanopore sequencing or other 3GS instrumentation is desirable
  • Experience developing regulated molecular diagnostic tests (especially FDA-cleared) is desirable


What We Offer

We have an incredibly talented group of down-to-earth professionals with the experience, drive and creativity that makes Asuragen a world-class global diagnostics company. Our workplace is full of enthusiastic, hardworking and intelligent people with bold ideas and the determination to see them through.


Our best-in-class diagnostic tests are used throughout a patient’s lifespan by laboratories worldwide. Asuragen is located in Austin, TX, which offers top-notch technology, educational, and business benefits.

Asuragen provides a competitive salary, medical, dental, disability and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, an employee bonus plan, and a tuition reimbursement plan. We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. 

Asuragen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for this position.