JOB DESCRIPTION: Research Associate – Clinical Study Support

Inflammatix, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to contribute to clinical sample processing, clinical study support activities and contributing microfluidic test system development. We are developing diagnostic algorithms for host response-based assays that rely on generating mRNA expression data from real patient samples. The Research Associate will assist in supply chain management to support sample collection, will be responsible for maintaining an internal sample database, and will perform RNA extraction from patient samples and downstream mRNA expression analysis. This role is laboratory-based and requires exceptional consistency and attention to detail. This is a fantastic opportunity at a growing biotech company.


  • Coordinate multiple activities for study sample management, including purchasing, shipping, processing, tracking and return storage of biospecimens
  • Prepare sample collection kits, including reagents, packaging, manifests, logs, labels, etc.
  • Track and coordinate clinical sample enrollment, shipping, and receiving
  • Maintain database of all clinical samples received by Inflammatix
  • Develops and maintains Laboratory Manuals and Sample Management Plans for all active clinical studies
  • Execute sample processing activities, including RNA extraction and quantitation
  • Perform mRNA expression analysis by qPCR, Isothermal Amp., and using the NanoString nCounter system
  • Act as liaison between the Clinical Operations and Product Development teams
  • Execute experiments under a QMS in a GLP/ISO 13485 environment


  • S./B.A. in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a related field
  • Previous experience working in a molecular biology laboratory setting, including through relevant coursework
  • Experience with PCR/qPCR preferred
  • Experience with DNA/RNA extraction protocols preferred


  • Strong attention to detail, self-motivation, good organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, plan proactively, and accomplish goals using well-defined instructions and procedures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills


  • Classification: Full-time position at Inflammatix headquarters in Burlingame, California
  • Compensation: Salary, bonus and stock options. Package is competitive/commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision; 401(k) and more.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please forward a cover letter and resume to:

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