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Robotics and Data Analysis Research Associate

Company: Labcorp
Location: Burlington
Posted on: October 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Research and Development Department has an exciting opportunity for a Robotics and Data Analysis Research Associate. This position will be lead on data analysis and automation of assays under development for the R&D DNA Identification team. Specifically, the role will partake in the development and optimization of robotic automation programs for operational implementation of new assays on multiple platforms. Outside of automation, the position will also be centered around data analysis for HLA testing, cell line authentication, paternity testing, as well as other DNA, RNA, and antibody based assays including Sanger sequencing, qPCR, Enzyme Immunoassay, STR, and next generation sequencing.




  • Work with other DNA Identification R&D team members on automation of new assays and analysis of complex data sets.
  • Conduct research on analytics and automation projects with limited oversight through the development process and transfer optimized and developed products to operations.
  • Work closely with R&D director, and other scientific staff in a team environment.
  • Analyze and process complex biological data using available data analysis tools.
  • Write simple scripts for NGS or large data set manipulation.
  • Team lead on software and other IT R&D projects.
  • Read primary scientific literature to help develop and troubleshoot experiments.
  • Give presentations to colleagues.
  • Generate reports sufficient for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Coach and assist laboratory staff on newly developed procedures.
  • Occasional wet bench work to support robotic implementation.
  • Optional laboratory based projects.


  • Requires a Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum of 5 years' relevant experience in R & D (or equivalent experience); or Masters of Science degree with 2 years' relevant experience.
  • Interest in programming and repairs of laboratory automation equipment, such as PerkinElmer, Tecan, or Hamilton robotic platforms is required, experience is preferred. Training will be provided.
  • Previous experience in R, Macros, Python or any other programming language is required.
  • Prior experience of working using computer grids is beneficial but not required
  • Experience with molecular bench work such as PCR/NGS is a plus.
  • Candidates will need flexibility to work onsite as needed up to one week or as minimally as three consecutive days in a week, however, the majority of work schedule is remote.
  • Candidates are strongly preferred from North Carolina Cities within a maximum of 45 minutes to 1-hour commute to Burlington, NC worksite location.

Keywords: Labcorp, Burlington , Robotics and Data Analysis Research Associate, Other , Burlington, North Carolina

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