Research Associate I (Temporary)

Job Posted 6/7/2022
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
5731 W. Las Positas Blvd
Hercules, CA
United States
Category BioTech
Job Description

Bio-Rad Laboratories is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Chemistry R&D team as a casual research associate. The candidate will be involved in the research, synthesis and characterization of small molecules, polymers and nano-materials.


  • The successful candidate will perform experiments with supervision in the areas of organic synthesis, polymer synthesis and biochemistry. 

  • This person will design and run experiments, analyze data, interpret results, draw conclusions, and communicate findings to colleagues.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to generate record, organize, analyze and present data in an efficient and clear manner.


  • Recent college graduate with a BS degree in chemistry/biotechnology/material science/polymer science/chemical engineering or other related field in life sciences.

  • Completed courses in organic chemistry, general chemistry, upper level classes in analytical chemistry and biochemistry; material science is a plus.

  • Hands-on experience in chemical synthesis and separation and purification techniques such as column chromatography and membrane filtration.

  • Demonstrated understanding of analytical techniques such as NMR, LC or HPLC and UV-Vis Spectroscopy. Experience in GPC/SEC, Dynamic Light Scattering and Fluorescence Spectroscopy is a plus.

  • Past work experience/internship/senior research in university research lab or biotech industry is desired

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Vaccination Requirement:


Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad has a mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. New hires will be asked to upload their vaccination card into our electronic database hosted by ClearPass, who specializes in securing electronic medical information, within 3 days of their start date. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.


About Bio-Rad:


Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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