Ref No.: 18-01625
Location: Austin, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 03/02/2018
Job Category:Non-IT Scientific/ Clinical
Essential Functions:
  • As a bench scientist, the candidate will independently perform laboratory experiments and analyze the results by applying her/his knowledge in molecular biology.
  • Will need to maintain complete and thorough documentation required to meet QSR Design Control, as well as other international standards (e.g., ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements, etc.).
  • Needs to be self-motivated, capable of multi-tasking and able to ensure focused and timely execution of projects.
  • The candidate must be skilled in basic molecular biology techniques: qPCR and multiplex PCR, DNA and RNA isolation and characterization.
  • The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team and enthusiastically help others on the team achieve their goals on time.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
  • A strong work ethic to generate high quality data under tight deadlines in a fast-pace environment, collaborative and proactive attitude a must.
Education:
  • Degree in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, or related degree.
  • BS + 1 year relevant experience
Experience/Requirements:
  • A background in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field.
  • The candidate must be skilled in basic molecular biology techniques: qPCR and multiplex PCR, DNA and RNA isolation and characterization.
  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a "can do” attitude.
  • Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity.
  • Collaborates with others.
Working Conditions:
  • Works in a laboratory environment.
  • Is required to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
  • Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Must be able to work overtime and flexible shifts.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A background in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field.
  • Expert in all Microsoft Office applications, particularly MS Excel
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 year practical bench experience with Next Generation Sequencing technology (preferably Ion Torrent sequencing).
  • Practical experience running Ion Torrent Sequencing instrumentation.
  • Experience with Development of Companion Diagnostics or IVD assays in a regulated development environment.
  • The ideal candidate should have experience with Ion Torrent instruments and sequencing applications.