Senior Research Associate/Scientist - Cell Biology, Cell Culture Core Lead (P-2
Pleasanton, CA 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

About the Role

Our customers study a wide range of sample types using our single cell, spatial and in situ assays to unravel new biology, which require tailored sample preparation approaches. We are seeking an independent, passionate, and curious Senior Research Associate/Scientistwith a background in cell and molecular biology or related field.

You, the candidate, will have a track record in working with different cell types and biological samples, is experienced in performing cell-based assays and optimizing cell culture methods. You will interact with scientists across our company, and will generate, characterize, and distribute high-quality biological samples for both internal and external use. In addition, you will play a key role to evaluate and optimize new methods for sample preparation.

If you enjoy working in a team environment, are flexible, enjoy managing multiple priorities and learning new methods, then please submit your application package. The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational and computer skills, attention to detail and experience to analyze, interpret, visualize, and communicate scientific data effectively to a broad scientific audience. Tailored mentorship and in-depth training will be provided based on the individual needs of the research associate.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Acquire, expand, and maintain an inventory of relevant biological/clinical samples, including primary cells, cell lines, and blood derived samples.
  • Write protocols and procedures, and maintain accurate records of our sample inventory.
  • Maintain our BSL-2 cell culture facility (logistics, routine monitoring for contamination, etc.).
  • Quality assessment of incoming biological samples, cell lines, primary cells.
  • Cell line design, engineering, and validation.
  • Expansion of cell lines including primary cells.
  • Assist in the development and optimization of sample preparation procedures for single cell genomic assays and spatial assays.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in one of the following disciplines: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or similar
  • A minimum of 2 years of hands-on cell biology experience in an academic or industrial setting
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture and cell-based assays (transfections, transductions etc.)
  • Visualization, statistical analysis, interpretation, and communication of data
  • Experience with provisioning or processing of human clinical samples (tissue, blood)
  • Experience with tissue dissociation protocols across various cell types
  • Histology (tissue processing, sectioning (fresh frozen and FFPE samples), H&E, immunohistochemistry)
  • In addition, you should be well organized, and able to troubleshoot independently. Most importantly, you should be collaborative, and excited to work within a highly focused, interdisciplinary team to dig deep into primary sample preparation for single cell technology development.


Below is the base pay range for this full time position. The actual base pay will depend on several factors unique to each candidate, including one’s skills, qualifications, and experience. At 10x, base pay is also just one component of the Company’s total compensation package. This role is also eligible for 10x’s equity grants, its comprehensive health and retirement benefit programs, and its annual bonus program or sales incentive program. Your 10x recruiter can share more about the Company’s total compensation package during the hiring process.

Pay Range
$106,200$129,800 USD

About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation,or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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