single-cell / spatial profiling specialist

at Randstad US in north chicago, Illinois, United States

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single-cell / spatial profiling specialist.

+ north chicago , illinois

+ posted february 20, 2024

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+ $29.11 – $35.49 per hour

+ contract

+ bachelor degree

+ category life, physical, and social science occupations

+ reference47483

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job summary:

As the largest staffing and recruitment agency in the world, we can commit to finding you the perfect role that gives you the opportunity to learn and grow in the life sciences arena. Utilizing a recruiter for your job search gives you access to a large network of top employers as well as detailed information about hundreds of positions. A current top partnership with a research-driven biopharmaceutical company is known as a powerhouse that aims to develop treatments for difficult-to-cure diseases. This renowned employer has created 32 products, including Humira and Lupron, that have highly impacted lives across the globe. If you’re looking to stand out in your field and lead the way to innovative therapies, this position is for you!

location: North Chicago, Illinois

job type: Contract

salary: $29.11 – 35.49 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelors


+ Reporting to the Single Cell Lead, work closely with other NGS Technical Leads and staff to fulfill single cell/spatial transcriptomic profiling needs for active studies from Company Genomic Research Center (GRC) stakeholders and Company therapeutic area (TA) scientists

+ Support single cell and spatial transcriptomic workflows. Perform sample and library prep, and sequencing, initial data QC and first pass analysis of results. Closely work with NGS technical leads and partner with bioinformatics specialists and disease area scientists to interpret results and troubleshooting.

+ Operate and maintain NGS and its supportive platforms within centralized technology group. Prepare written summaries of experimental results and verbally present at team meetings.

+ Maintain accurate documentation of experiments, protocols, and results. Support inventory and maintenance.

+ Effectively communicate with stakeholders, especially around experimental design, troubleshooting, and responding to changes in priorities and adjusting timelines.


+ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 7 years of experience, Master’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 5 years of experience in molecular biology, genetics, genomics or a related field

+ Demonstrated record of high-proficiency, hands-on molecular biology experience with PCR-based assays and technical knowledge of high-throughput genomic profiling technologies with emphasis on Illumina sequencing platforms and complex library preparation workflows for bulkRNA-seq, 10X Genomics scRNA-seq, and 10X Genomics Visium spatial transcriptomics

+ Knowledge of QC metrics, interpretation, and demonstrated use of approaches for assessing the quality of samples and libraries for bulkRNA, scRNA, and spatial profiling, such as capillary electrophoresis, qPCR, fluorometry, spectrophotometry, cell counting and viability

+ Proficiency with basic bioinformatics tools and sequencing data analysis concepts, such as Illumina SAV, bcl2fastq/BCLConvert, fastQC, and working in a UNIX HPC environment. Experience with 10X Genomics Cellranger and/or Spaceranger software is highly preferred.

+ Experience being part of a centralized high-throughput genomic lab is highly desirable. Industry experience is preferred but willing to consider individuals with equivalent years of experience in academic or non-industry research core lab settings.

+ High attention to detail, self-motivated, critical thinking, strong written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic environment both collaboratively and independently

+ Proven direct end-to-end hands-on experience with 10X Genomics technologies such as single-cell RNAseq or Visium is highly preferred.

skills: Molecular Biology, PCR, Biology, GLP (Good Laboratory Practice)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact

Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate’s education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).

Applications accepted on ongoing basis until filled.

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Job Posting: JC255680129

Posted On: Feb 22, 2024

Updated On: Mar 22, 2024

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