Active Motif Inc
  • Carlsbad, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Active Motif, Inc. is the leading provider of Epigenetic products and services to companies and researchers driving the evolution of precision medicine. We are a privately held biotechnology company based in Carlsbad, California. We are passionate about understanding the Epigenome and perform cutting-edge epigenetic experiments for our customers. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced, results-oriented environment where employees can make a significant impact in a rapidly expanding company. Active Motif's Epigenetic services team performs specialized experiments for pharmaceutical companies and leading academic groups, is rapidly expanding and is seeking a Research Associates to join our team. The ideal candidate will be meticulous at the bench, well organized, keep good records and understand the importance of project timelines.

You will work with a collaborative team of scientists to develop and test new next-generation sequencing-based assays. You will be responsible for supporting assay development, the preparation of reagents and materials to be used in downstream workflows and experiments, documenting standard operation procedures (SOPs), quality control and reagent tracking.

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, customers, and consumers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Suggest and implement improvements to internal processes to increase productivity and streamline department workload.
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned by management.

Job Description:

  • The successful candidate will spend significant time performing molecular biology bench work including chromatin preparation, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), qPCR, library generation and sequencing.
  • The candidate will record data and assist with analysis.
  • The candidate will archive commercial samples, materials and data in a careful and reliable manner.


  • An ability to carefully execute experiments with careful attention to detail and reliably generate high quality data according to specified protocols
  • An ability to perform and communicate effectively within a group environment
  • An ability to learn and implement new molecular biology techniques quickly
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and self-motivation

Required experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or other related discipline
  • A minimum of one year of relevant laboratory experience with preferred experience in qPCR, ChIP, library preparation, NGS.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of basic laboratory techniques, equipment and materials, and data analysis required.
  • Proficiency with common software applications (e.g., Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Work Requirements:

  • May have to work overtime/weekends to meet project deadlines.
  • May be required to sit and/or stand for long periods while performing duties

Must be capable of working safely with hazardous chemicals and biologicals

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