Research Associate I/II

Company Overview:

S2 Genomics, is a global life science tools company based in Livermore, California. Our proprietary Singulator platform automates the preparation of single cell and single nuclei suspensions from solid tissues for single cell genomics applications, enabling single cell biology for every scientist.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a full-time Research Associate I/II (level dependent on experience). As Research Associate I/II, you will work closely with our team of scientists to support various research projects aimed at product and protocol development, optimization, and application expansion. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in laboratory techniques, data analysis, and documentation, along with a passion for scientific inquiry and discovery. This role will report to the Laboratory Manager.


  • Design and conduct laboratory experiments for research and development of new and existing Singulator systems, consumables, protocols, and applications.
  • Perform laboratory experiments following established protocols and procedures.
  • Prepare reagents, solutions, and samples for experimentation.
  • Operate laboratory equipment and instrumentation accurately and safely.
  • Record experimental data meticulously and analyze results using appropriate statistical or computational methods.
  • Document experimental procedures, results, and observations in laboratory notebooks or electronic databases.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and summaries of research findings for internal review or publication.
  • Collaborate effectively with team members, including scientists, technicians, and support staff.
  • Ensure compliance with safety protocols, ethical standards, and regulatory requirements governing research activities.
  • Conduct literature reviews as needed to develop new protocols for single cell and nuclei isolation.
  • Work with rodent, human, and other tissue samples.
  • Assist with general upkeep of the laboratory.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, etc.).
  • 1-2+ years of previous laboratory experience through jobs, coursework, internships, or research projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in basic laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment and software applications commonly used in scientific research.
  • At minimum, 1-2 years full-time commitment.

Nice to Haves:

  • Knowledgeable about tissue dissociation, single-cell workflows, and NGS sequencing methods.
  • Experience with tissue isolation and handling.
  • Working knowledge of qPCR, microscopy, cell biology, RNA/DNA extraction and QC, and spectroscopy.
  • Experience with aseptic technique.
  • Software skills including bioinformatics


Below is the salary 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.

Base Salary Range – $60,000 – $75,000 USD

S2 Genomics provides competitive compensation, health and dental benefits, 401K retirement saving plan, and an inclusive culture with the opportunity to enable automated solutions for single cell sample preparation.  

S2 Genomics is an equal-opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.   For more information, visit us at or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter

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