Research Associate II/Senior Research Associate

Research & Development

Eclipsebio is a biotech company in San Diego, CA that pioneers RNA genomic technologies. At Eclipse, we develop innovative, high value approaches to simplify RNA genomics that help leading biotech, pharma, and academic researchers accelerate the development of new RNA medicines to treat human diseases. As a small company, everyone on our team plays a key role and is expected to make a significant contribution to our growth and success.  

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate II/Senior Research Associate (RAII/SRA) with experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques to support R&D efforts to advance new and existing RNA-Seq based NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) technologies. The successful RAII/SRA will be responsible for supporting and collaborating with R&D Scientists to develop, validate, and optimize workflows. This is a hands-on position, and the candidate is expected to be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to learn and execute new laboratory techniques proficiently and reproducibly. 

Job responsibilities  

  • Plan and execute experiments using standard biochemical and molecular techniques with an emphasis on RNA/NGS applications 
  • Document experimental design and execution with attention to detail 
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, and written protocols as well as quantitative analysis and interpretation of data 
  • Participate in lab tasks including ordering, organizing, and instrument maintenance 
  • Work in a team environment to collaborate and communicate across departments in individual as well as group meetings 


  • BS/MS in Biology or related discipline with 2 or more years of research experience in an academic or industry setting 
  • Candidate must have hands-on experience with standard biochemical and molecular biological procedures, with a particular emphasis on nucleic acid isolation and handling experience, as well as PCR and gel electrophoresis 
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, able to handle long and labor-intensive protocols 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Reasoning skills in experimental design, data analysis, and experimental interpretation 
  • Desire and ability to quickly learn new laboratory techniques and skills as a critical member of an evolving, collaborative team  

Preference will be given to candidates with  

  • Hands-on experience preparing NGS libraries  
  • Expertise in RNA biology 
  • Experience in sterile tissue culture techniques  
  • Industry experience  

Job Type: Full-time, on-site

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Salary Range: $60,000 – $80,000


  • 401(k) 
  • Dental insurance 
  • Health insurance 
  • Vision insurance 
  • Paid time off 
  • Professional development assistance  

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate’s experience, and an excellent benefits package. Please apply with a CV and a brief cover letter to explain why you would be a good fit for our team by emailing with RA-0024-ARG in the subject line.  

Eclipsebio is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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