Scientist,  Molecular Biology

Integrated Resources, Inc
Published
January 30, 2021
Location
Austin, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Job Title: Scientist,  Molecular Biology

Location: Austin, TX, 78744

Duration: 12 months

 

Job description :

Required responsibilities:

  • Will help with receiving of clinical samples and maintaining sample database.
  • Will help with receiving of packages.
  • Will apply technical knowledge to isolate DNA/RNA from FFPE. Activities include DNA/RNA extraction, NGS library preparation and sequencing.
  • Will conduct experiments and/or evaluation of specific products under guidance
    Will contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments.
  • Prepares regular reports documenting experiments.
  • Ability to read and follow protocols accurately.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment within generally defined procedures, laboratory methods and techniques.
  • Able to recognize need for deviation from set procedures.

Desired Skills and attributes:

Strong laboratory and technical hands-on skills required:

  • Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly
  • Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve
  • Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock solutions and ability to make the buffers from recipes
  • Operate most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR and qPCR instruments, plate reader.
  • Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR.
  • 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 such as whole blood and plasma a plus
    Strong theoretical understanding of procedures
  • Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, PowerPoint, e-mail and searching the internet.
  • Good writing & presentation skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Works well in a team setting

Requirements:

  • Bachelors or master’s 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.
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