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Research Scientist

Ames, IA 50010

Posted: 05/18/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 565883 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target PR: 18-20/hr
  • Experience in performing bio-analytical methods (immunological, microbiological, molecular biological, or virological) following defined processes.
  • Experience with mammalian cell and insect cell culture, and in standard molecular biology techniques such as cloning, DNA purification, and protein expression is preferred.
  • Initiates, executes, completes, and communicates results and related issues with supervision. 
  • Provide quality support of Expression Platforms team members through data acquisition, reporting, and communication.
  • Execute in vitro analytical assays to evaluate samples with minimal supervision.
  • Accountable for performing all techniques and assays so test sessions yield valid results and repeated work is minimized.
  • Accurately record all data from research techniques and tests on data capture forms, research notebooks, and raw data notebooks as appropriate.
  • Perform initial data analysis so that accurate and precise results are obtained and reported.
  • Generate documentation (ex. method protocols, reports, SOPs) in support of techniques or modification of techniques.
  • Can learn new types of assays and technology easily.
  • Be able to perform, analyze and interpret results.
  • Maintains a constructive and positive attitude for working on projects in the Expression Platforms Team, and for working at Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • Follow Research & Development policies and procedures to maintain high quality standards and follow best practices.
  • Able to competently perform multiple types of assays (biochemical, molecular and immunological in nature).
  • Experience in assay development, mammalian cell and insect cell culture, ELISA, Western blotting, qPCR, and experience in standard molecular biology techniques such as cloning, protein expression and purification is preferred.
  • Strict adherence to defined assay method protocols.
  • Extremely organized with attention to detail.
  • Can learn new types of assays and technology easily.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proactive and resourceful.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; High level of comfort/ease interacting with all levels of the organization.
  • BS degree from an accredited institution in a relevant scientific discipline.
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