Research Scientist

  • Location: Redmond, WA
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #38815

We are looking for a dedicated and hardworking Research Scientist to join a cross-disciplinary team to help us develop and support advanced oligonucleotide synthesis technologies and applications.  The candidate will play a key role in our production team providing support to both routine and investigatory laboratory activities.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform array-based oligonucleotide synthesis on CustomArray’s CMOS semi-conductor synthesis platform.
  • Perform QC operations on CustomArray products including PCR and hybridization assays.
  • Perform additional pre and post synthesis operations associated with the production of CustomArray products.
  • Follow and update key SOP documents as needed. Maintain production records.
  • Conduct routine lab maintenance procedures.
  • Contribute observations and experience to production team to optimize and improve processes.
  • Provide additional support as we expand the scope of our technology.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry related field with 2 years of hands-on experience.  Master’s degree a plus.
  • Working knowledge of oligonucleotide synthesis
  • Experience with surface chemistry techniques and electrochemistry desirable
  • Good grasp of basic molecular biology techniques including PCR, qPCR, array-based hybridization assays, and NGS. 
  • Familiarity with vacuum instrumentation and surface coating/modification techniques highly desirable
  • Ability to work as part of a small cross-disciplinary team to accomplish both short term and long term goals.
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