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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Scientist/Molecular Biology - 441* RMK

Austin, USA
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COMPANY: DELLA INFOTECH INC.

Job Description

 

Required responsibilities:

·  Will apply technical knowledge to develop kits/reagents/instruments for nucleic acid purification from various sample types, which include FFPE, blood, plasma, cells and tissues

·  Will conduct experiments and/or evaluation of specific products

·  Will contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals

·  Modify experimental procedures to suit the particular needs of experiments

·  Develop a hypothesis and then design the necessary set of experiments to test the hypothesis with limited guidance

·  Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments

·  Has expertise with one or two specific scientific procedures and areas of research

·  Has general textbook knowledge

·  Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments

·  May assist in preparing material for manuals, articles for the newsletter, patents or scientific publications

·  Prepares regular reports documenting experiments

·  Presents research data and conclusions in 10-30 minute sessions

·  Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions

·  Able to exercise independent judgment within generally defined procedures, laboratory methods and techniques

·  Able to recognize need for deviation from set procedures

Skills and attributes:

·  Strong laboratory and technical hands on skills required:

o    Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly

o    Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve

o    Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock solutions and ability to make the buffers from recipes

o    Operate most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, UV light box and camera, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR and qPCR instruments, plate reader.

o    Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR…

·  Level of comfort with complex biological instrumentation such as microtomes and homogenizers

·  Familiarity with next-generation technologies such as library prep, sequencing, digital PCR. Working experience a plus

·  Experience with nucleic acid purification automation

·  Experience working with BSL2 sample types

·  Strong theoretical understanding of the procedures

·  Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, e-mail and searching the internet.

·  Creative and innovative

·  Good writing & presentation skills

·  Strong documentation skills

·  Strong organizational skills

·  Works well in a team setting

·  Strong multi-tasking skills

·  Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected


Requirements:

Bachelors or Masters degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field.

At least 3 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in product development environment a plus.

 

Company Description
Della Infotech Inc is in staffing business for five years. Over the years, we have placed hundreds of candidates to various temp and permanent positions with our 50+ happy clients all over US and Canada including Fortune 500 corporations.


Role: Scientist/Molecular Biology - 441* RMK
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Location: Austin,

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