Senior Research Associate, Development Operations

Boston, MA
Product Development /
Full-time /
The Opportunity   
Precede Biosciences is seeking a Senior Research Associate as a member of our Development Operations team. The Development Operations group is part of our larger Product Development team responsible for designing and optimizing our proprietary assays. Major responsibilities of this role include routine sample processing to generate data supporting both internal and external collaborations. In addition, the team works closely with the Assay Development and Automation Engineering teams to refine and implement improvements, ensuring quality is maintained throughout our processes. 
About Us  
We are pioneering an advanced, minimally invasive, comprehensive epigenomics platform with the potential to profoundly impact the research and development of new medicines and the use of approved medicines in clinical practice across a number of conditions, including cancer. More information on our company and platform can be found on our company website and in our recent publication in Nature Medicine.  
We care deeply about creating a place where individuals can do their best work from the start and have intentionally created an environment that is defined by purpose, teamwork, and excellence. This means nurturing team spirit, facing challenges together, collaboratively solving complex problems, while also ensuring a strong focus on individual initiative, accountability, and delivery. 

Who You Are

    • You understand the rigor required to accurately process high volumes of samples through NGS-based assays in both R&D and Operational environments 
    • You’re passionate about developing impactful diagnostic products based upon highly reproducible and scalable clinical lab workflows 
    • A collaborator with a deep interest in working at the intersection of R&D and Operations 

What You'll Do

    • You will be part of a cross-functional R&D assay development team to advance our novel technology into a regulated lab environment to deliver new clinical insights to physicians and their patients 
    • Process routine clinical samples for internal and external stakeholders  
    • Execute onmethod optimization, validation studies and technology transfer of our assays into operations for use in clinical studies  
    • Support testing and development of automated lab methods and lab information system (LIS) integration  
    • Engage in cross functional implementation of quality control procedures  
    • Provide operational support for materials and sample management 

What You'll Bring to Precede

    • At least 3+ years of hands-on industry and/or academic experience with next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) and associated methodologies including DNA-seq and RNA-seq protocols 
    • Hands on experience executing complex molecular diagnostic and/or NGS-based assays 
    • Ability to analyze results generated from routine sample processing 
    • Experience using automated liquid handlers 
    • You have excellent time management and organizational capabilities necessary to deliver results in a fast-paced environment with changing and competing priorities 
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast paced team environment 
    • Passion to work in a highly collaborative start-up environment within a diverse work environment that inspires creative thinking 
    • Knowledge from a Bachelors or Masters degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or related field 
    • Bonus skills include: prior experience working in a CLIA regulated lab environment  and/or experience working with LBx and FFPE oncology specimens 
We believe in building an inclusive and balanced team. We also know meeting every single-exact-criteria can get in the way of meeting stellar folks.  Please don’t hesitate to apply!  
Precede Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.