Senior Research Associate - Next Generation Sequencing

Seaport District, Boston, MA
Application Development /
Full-time /
Volta Labs is building a suite of genomics applications for our first-of-its-kind digital fluidics sample prep automation platform. Our technology will remove the need for laborious sample setup, provide a technology-agnostic suite, and shorten sample processing time from hours to seconds. We believe our tech is the next step in unlocking the hospital of the future and will accelerate medical research by decades.

You'll join a team of innovative thinkers who love to experiment, collaborate, and win together. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of automation, biology, computing, robotics, design, and user experience to benefit our customers and the world.

Reporting to a Senior Scientist on the team, you will participate in the design and development of genomics sample prep applications. Volta is building a suite of genomics applications for its disruptive digital fluidics sample prep automation platform.

We are seeking an energetic, detail-oriented and collaborative individual with a desire to learn and participate in product development in an industry setting.

- Execute experiments following good laboratory practice and standard protocols
- Thoroughly document all procedures, data and observations in an electronic lab notebook
- Summarize, present and discuss findings in team meetings
- Actively participate in experimental design, data analysis, and report writing
- Assist with reagent ordering, inventory, equipment maintenance and general laboratory duties
- Maintain a clean work area and equipment in proper working order

- M. S. or B. S. in Molecular Biology or related discipline
- 1-2+ years of relevant experience
- Hands-on experience with nucleic acid extraction and analysis, library preparation for short and/or long read sequencing, hybridization capture and/or next generation sequencing applications
- Bioinformatics experience is a plus
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to work in a fast based start-up work environment
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent time management and documentation skills
- Self-starter who requires minimal supervision to be productive
$60,000 - $80,000 a year
Several positions open. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a full-time position that requires a significant amount of in-person work and collaboration onsite at our Seaport Office in Boston, MA. If you are unable to relocate or commute to the Boston MA area, this role won't be a match.

Our Benefits and Perks:

Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
HSA with monthly company contribution, & FSA
Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
11 Paid Holidays
Twice Weekly Company Lunches, office snacks, beverages, & treats
Monthly Team Happy Hours and regular team outings!

We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and we actively seek out and value diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself positively contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!