Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (ADX-13-18)


Jan 25, 2018


Research and Development


Boulder, CO
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Position Summary

The Research Associate is responsible for processing customer, clinical and in-house samples through Archer NGS workflows, from semi-automated to manual sample purification through data analysis, in high volume. The Research Associate will plan, contribute to experimental design, execute experiments and analyze data for these responsibilities with only high-level guidance and deliver reports according to deadlines. The Research Associate is expected to lead the production of high-level data summaries upon project/sample completion that effectively and concisely communicate relevant findings for the study. The Research Associate will also assist with other Research and Development activities as needed included but not limited to formulation optimization, QC, QA report filing and equipment maintenance. The position is expected to keep detailed experimental records and communicate data to supervisors and peers in a thorough and honest manner.


Job performance will involve a variety of activities including

  • Experimental design execution
  • Communicate feasibility of deadlines set for potential CDx partnerships
  • Meet deadlines and drive projects forward
  • Interpret scientific results and provide recommendations for moving forward
  • Idea generation to improve existing technology and drive future technology
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • 2-5+ years of laboratory experience
  • 1+ years in an industry setting (preferred)

Key attributes

  • Drive and determination
  • Demonstrated scientific problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects and maintain strong relationships within all parts of the company.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Self starter
    • Detail oriented
    • Driven to perform
    • Self directed: needs little explicit direction and no hand holding
    • Able to organize, prioritize and communicate tasks to efficiently move projects forward


  • BS/MS/PhD in biochemistry or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

Company Description

ArcherDX, the NGS applications company, is developing and commercializing a novel approach to target enrichment chemistry. Next-generation sequencing technology based on Anchored Multiplexed PCR (AMP™) generates a highly enriched library of gene targets of interest for downstream genomic sequencing. Complemented by proprietary software and readily accessible reports, our technology enables dramatic enhancement in mutation detection speed as well as complex mutation identification and discovery.

Unless otherwise stated, all descriptions above are preferred but not required for our ideal candidate. Consideration will be given for comparable experience. ArcherDX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits programs. E-mail your résumé in confidence with salary requirements to

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How to contact us


2477 55th Street, Suite 202

Boulder, CO 80301


Phone: (877) 771 1093

Phone: (303) 357 9001

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