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Advanced Research Associate

Job Details

Austin, TX - 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.

Position Summary:

Asuragen is seeking a degree-level scientist who can work as part of our Molecular Controls and Custom Reagents manufacturing group.  This business unit designs, develops and manufactures Armored® RNA and DNA targets and additional high-quality molecular control reagents for clients upon request.  We follow cGMP standards to ensure product consistency and customer satisfaction.  The controls we manufacture are used externally to support clinical testing and diagnostic products and internally to support new product development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design of new targets, cloning, overseeing troubleshooting efforts
  • Develop testing plans for new products.
  • With minimal supervision, perform assigned tasks and report results.
  • Communicate effectively within the team, Department, and interdepartmentally.
  • Manage daily laboratory tasks such as inventory and maintenance.
  • Cross-train to learn basic production and quality control processes.
  • Remain compliant with all laws and regulations associated with developing and manufacturing FDA regulated products.
  • Contribute to continuous process improvement.


Education and Experience:

  • B.A. or B.S. in life sciences-related disciplines or the equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.
  • Previous laboratory experience a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly driven with a strong motivation to succeed; strong work ethics.
  • Strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction.
  • Collaborative and approachable manner that encourages interactions with others.
  • Good communicator, effective communication skills and strong presentation skills.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Learning-oriented with the ability to quickly grasp and implement new concepts/approaches.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and use of the Internet.

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.