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Scientist - Next Generation Sequencing
Ref No.: 18-18985
Location: Menlo Park, California
Job Title: Scientist 2, Biology
Location: 4040 Campbell Avenue #110, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Duration: 6 Months

Description:

Job Description Summary
  • The Scientist II is responsible for participating in the development of new genomics products and making improvements to existing genomics products
  • Documents experiments in a concise and organized manner. Troubleshoot according to establish procedures.
  • Executes experiments independently and evaluates, discusses, presents and explains data of moderate complexity
  • Works under general direction, but may independently determine and define solutions to experimental problems.

Job Description
Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the development of new molecular products and technologies.
  • Performing reagent and workflow experiments to prove feasibility, develop, optimize, verify and validate, under the general supervision of a senior level scientist.
  • Contributing to the development of new procedures and user guides, e.g. Editing and providing technical input.
  • Following existing protocols.
  • Working with senior level scientist to ensure Design History Files are accurate and complete.
  • Working according to product development procedures.
  • Contributing to the completion of milestones associated with specific project plans.
  • Developing knowledge of Client's products through training.
  • Working under general supervision.

Qualifications:
  • General knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline.
  • Specific knowledge of NGS instrumentation and data analysis.
  • Experienced in NGS library preparation and sequencing.
  • Familiarity with general cell culture techniques.
  • Familiarity with operation of standard laboratory instruments.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate and complete laboratory records and logs.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in a biological science discipline preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.