Research Associate II

Exact Sciences in Madison, WI

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Biology/Bioengineering
  • Type: Full Time
  • $69,460.00 - 129,170.00
position filled

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Research Associate II works on assignments in collaboration with other scientists which are moderate in scope for developing new products or improving existing products. This position will primarily be involved in performing early research experiments that will accelerate product feasibility efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts bench level experiments and records and analyzes results of experiments.
  • Presents experimental results to supervisor and/or R&D team.
  • Presents information and updates at team or departmental meetings.
  • Contributes ideas to improve research methods and processes.
  • Provides technical input and participates in decisions affecting project planning and experimental design.
  • Operates scientific instrumentation related to performance of duties and notifies appropriate personnel of any problems.
  • Prepares reports and documentation providing the analysis or summarization of project status and results.
  • Works with R&D team members on assignments to meet department and project objectives.
  • Supports and complies with the company's hazardous waste management program, including following safe, hazardous waste handling practices.
  • Effectively utilizes and applies established methods or technologies. Maintains lab notebook in a complete and consistent manner, following all legal, ISO and QSR requirements as well as keeping clear and complete.
  • Works within project timeframes that are established collaboratively by team members.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to complete assignments in expected time frame and seek out additional work when assignments are completed ahead of time.
  • Clear communication with supervisor and group members.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to interface and work effectively within team and department.
  • Ability to effectively work on several tasks with changing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Basic analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to work with blood, tissue, stool or other human specimen samples.
  • Ability to travel by air, both domestically and internationally, on occasion.
  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 8 hours a day.
  • Constant walking or motion to communicate work and interact with co-workers.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Life Sciences or related field; or Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or related field and 2 years of relevant experience in lieu of Master's degree.
  • Hands-on experience in protein chemistry and immunoassay techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of statistical and mathematical methods in biology.
  • Experience in using basic software applications including Microsoft Office (Word - generate documents and tables, Excel - able to create and modify spreadsheets, plot graphs, create complex formulas, etc.).
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in a molecular diagnostics/clinical laboratory setting preferred.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.

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