About Us:

At DermTech, we believe there’s a better way to treat your skin, and we’re using technology, innovation, and data to fundamentally change the way the world practices dermatology. We have developed technology that assesses your skin at the RNA and DNA level, so we can see signs of skin cancer far earlier, reduce the need for surgery, enable optimized treatment plans, and customize skincare plans to your skin’s unique molecular makeup. We call this practice “precision dermatology” and we believe it truly is a new era in disease detection. A method that is not just better, but different. One centered around our patented smart sticker, which collects tissue from your skin’s surface easily, accurately, and painlessly, and our state-of-the-art Gene Lab, which analyzes that tissue at the genomic level using a proprietary gene analysis system. By pushing the boundaries of areas like cancer detection and patient care, we truly believe our technology can change the world. And we’re seeking team members with the vision, passion, and creativity to do the same.

Functional Description:

An integral part of the R&D team, the Research Associate (RA) will have the opportunity to work with the team to explore new technologies and assist in the development of molecular diagnostic tests in DermTech’s current and future product pipeline. The RA will conduct laboratory tests that generate high-quality data to support the development of molecular diagnostic tests. Will also perform general laboratory upkeep and management with ordering, inventory, equipment, safety, etc.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct molecular diagnostic product development tests
  • Perform nucleic acid extraction from biological samples, RT-qPCR test and data analysis
  • Prepare written technical reports, summaries, and standard protocols
  • General laboratory upkeep and management with ordering, inventory, equipment, safety, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • B.S. in biological sciences
  • 1+ years of industry experience in molecular biology laboratories highly preferred
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience on nucleic acid extraction, PCR and RT-qPCR, and other general molecular biology techniques.
  • Prior experience on NGS cDNA library preparation and Illumina NGS platform operation is preferred
  • Detail-oriented, organized, able to follow protocols and instructions
  • Strong writing skills to document test result from summary reports and protocols
  • Effectively manage time to meet project timelines
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and interact with team members to prioritize requests and deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of proper handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals, biochemicals, hazardous chemicals, and bio-hazardous materials
  • Knowledge of the proper handling of patient specimens from accession to storage preferred

Additional Information:
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable.

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