Research Intern, ddPCR Assay Development

Job Posted 4/2/2024
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
5731 W. Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States
Category BioTech
Job Description

Join Bio-Rad’s Life Science Group to develop innovative applications for translational research in Oncology. As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will contribute to advanced research projects utilizing state-of-the-art droplet digital PCR instruments (ddPCR). Gain experience in a hands-on environment, master advanced laboratory techniques, and support the development of new multiplex ddPCR products. Your responsibilities will encompass designing and performing ddPCR experiments, analyzing data, and presenting your findings. Play an important role in the fight against cancer by helping to develop products that empower our customers to improve healthcare outcomes for millions.

How You’ll Make An Impact: 

  • Collaborate within a multidisciplinary team to design and perform ddPCR experiments targeting human genetic disorders. 

  • Contribute to the development and improvement of innovative new ddPCR products. 

  • Produce consistent and reproducible data; documenting experimental designs, observations, and results in electronic databases. 

  • Effectively summarize the experimental results and regularly present data to R&D and cross-functional teams.

What You Bring: 

  • Education: Current undergraduate entering senior year at a 4-year university or graduate student specializing in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or a related life science discipline. 

  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative overall GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale). 

  • College-level understanding of molecular biology, the fundamental principles of PCR, standard laboratory techniques, and general laboratory safety. 

  • Strong communication skills and ability to summarize and present results in a clear and concise manner. 

  • Adept at acquiring new skills and highly motivated with excellent time management skills. 

  • Experience with nucleic acid technology relating to PCR, qPCR, multiplex PCR, and/or digital PCR is a plus. 

  • Able to work for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks.

Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we’re empowered by our purpose and recognize that our employees are as well. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee’s work and life cycle. 


Benefits: We’re proud to offer a variety of options, including competitive medical plans for you and your family, free HSA funds, a new fertility offering with stipend, group life and disability, paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, an employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance, wellness challenges and support, paid time off, Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s), and more!


Compensation: The estimated hourly range for this position is $25 at the time of posting.  Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors.


Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see.


EEO Statement: Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with physical or mental disabilities, and people of all race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin and citizenship status are encouraged to apply. 


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