Scientist I

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Posted: 01/17/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research Job Number: 5431

Our client develops, manufactures and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, services, tests, platforms and technologies.


Responsibilities:
  • Optimize workflows and reaction conditions for library and sequencing preparation protocols, to meet system performance specifications.
  • Perform hands-on assay development in a fast-paced environment
  • Perform analysis of experimental results.
  • Characterize assays on the RSS Nanopore sequencing platform
  • Work using best laboratory practices, maintaining well-organized and concise records of worked performed and results.

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelors in molecular biology, biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline preferred. Masters preferred.
  • Solid grounding in NextGen DNA sequencing, and experience performing and analyzing DNA sequencing experiments.
  • Demonstrated expertise in optimization of molecular biology reactions, including nucleic acid isolation, fragmentation, purification, enrichment, and ligation.
    • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory molecular biology techniques; gel analysis, western and southern blots, PCR, qPCR, nucleic acid and protein quantitation
    • Extensive experience running and debugging protocols and performing DNA, RNA, and Protein manipulations
    • Experience with computer databases, statistical software (JMP, Matlab), or computer programming languages (Python, R.) preferred
    • Outstanding lab bench skills and proven trouble shooting skills
    • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated critical thinking
    • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent written and electronic record keeping skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
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