Hologic Research Associate 2 in San Diego, California

Research Associate 2 (Job Number: 170346)


Hologic is seeking a Research Associate 2 responsible for designing and performing experiments while collaborating and communicating effectively.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs moderately complex experiments with input from supervisor.

  • Understands experimental goal and exhibits critical thinking skills when evaluating data.

  • Able to summarize related groups of experiments. Provides input to the experimental design.

  • Is able to analyze experimental data with minimal input from supervisor.

  • Interprets experimental results in context of overall experimental goal.

  • May provide input to follow up experiment designs

  • May present data in group meetings.

  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with peers and supervisors.

  • Draft protocols and reports for verification and validation studies

  • Experience with molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid extractions, PCR and sequencing is highly desirable


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:

  • Demonstrate drive and commitment : shows reliability and commitment amongst manager and peers; exhibits focus and determination in tasks at hand; establishes support for objectives; drives and produces results

  • Work efficiently and effectively : effectively manages time and priorities by focusing on highest priority tasks and working efficiently; effectively recovers from mistakes; completes projects on time

  • Team membership : interacts in an team environment based on shared values; knows when and how to use a team approach to solve problems; seeks the contributions of all team members; shares credit with others

  • Adapt and learn : works efficiently in situations involving ambiguity, shifting priorities and rapid change; demonstrates resilience and composure in difficult circumstances; deals constructively with mistakes and setbacks and learns from them; continually learns to grow and improve skills to meet organizational goals


  • B.A./B.S. Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.


  • 1-3 years post-baccalaureate laboratory experience in academia or industry

  • 1 year experience post M.S. without thesis.

  • M.S. with thesis.

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.

Hologic, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer & VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Primary Location: United States-California-San Diego

Organization: Diagnostic Assay Development

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job


Job Posting: Mar 9, 2017, 7:24:50 PM