Advanced Research Associate, Molecular Biology
Job Details
Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
Product Development

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.

Position Summary:

The responsibilities of this position are to assist the protein product development team in the area of recombinant protein expression.  This involves the preparation of expression vectors, cell culture, and screening procedures. The position involves various techniques such recombinant DNA cloning, DNA preparation, high-throughput screening, and DNA sequence analysis. It will also include developing new data processing and analysis tools to further enhance our capabilities and platforms.

This is an exciting time to join the Protein Development team at Bio-Techne. This position offers a unique opportunity to work hands on in developing cutting-edge technologies and instrumentation.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize DNA cloning methods to generate and test new clones for expression of recombinant proteins
  • Analyze expression levels using techniques such as gel electrophoresis, immunoassays, bioassays, quantitative RT-PCR, RNA-Seq, and other applicable techniques
  • Conduct experiments with the purpose of improving recombinant protein yields, quality, and process efficiency
  • Carry out high-throughput sample handling, preparation, and data analysis
  • Analyzing and evaluating DNA sequencing data
  • Effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary team on development of new products and services
  • Perform data entry and analysis, prepare reports. Share data at meetings with fellow employees
  • Share basic lab duties by preparing stock solutions, buffers, and media, as well as general lab/instrument cleaning and maintenance
  • Follow guidelines and comply with all company safety, quality, and training procedures and regulations
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Or, Master’s degree in a related field and up to 2 years of relevant experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate strong technical knowledge 
  • Must have working knowledge of scientific principles related to position
  • Familiarity with molecular biology lab techniques such as DNA cloning and sequencing
  • Basic software coding experience in multiple languages such as Ruby or Python
  • Data processing experience
  • Ability use search scientific literature and apply findings to develop experimental strategies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team, including good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to analyze data in order to make effective decisions
  • Must be able to work in a fast-faced environment where you will be required to prioritize your own work to meet various deadlines 
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required 


Why Join Bio-Techne:

  • We offer competitive salaries along with extensive medical, vision, and dental plans for you and your family starting on day one!
  • We invest in our employees’ financial futures through 401k matching and an employee stock purchase plan.
  • We help our employees develop their careers through mentorship, promotional opportunities, training and development, internship programs, and more.
  • We offer employee resource groups, volunteer paid time off, employee events, and charity drives to build a culture of caring and belonging. 
  • We foster a culture of empowerment and innovation, where employees feel valued and encouraged to bring their new ideas to the table.

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

Bio-Techne is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.