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Scientific Researcher

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 10/31/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 509588 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


The Position:

The Scientific Researcher performs laboratory-based activities and processes related to the tracking, inventory, preparation ( DNA/RNA extractions) and transport of biological samples from clinical and non-clinical trials. This includes handling of associated metadata, coordination and execution of manual/and or automated sample processing workflows, request evaluation and ensuring that lab activities fulfill customer needs while achieving operational excellence in quality, service levels, cost and compliance.

Who are we looking for?
  • Teamwork is a central part of how you love to function and thrive.
  • You are looking to be part of a dynamic and growing organization where you want to influence your own development.
  • You are curious and passionate about being an essential piece of the drug development process.

You bring:
  • Scientific expertise combined with computational skills in relation to research
  • Ability to independently design, execute and analyze complex sets of experiments or procedures and to recommend solutions when facing challenges
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing a variety of analytical platforms and instrumentation (such as liquid handling and automation, automated nucleic acid purification solutions). Prior experience with cell culture/ organoid culture and flow cytometry is a plus.
  • Proven experience in leading projects, teams, and initiatives, delegation of activities and resolving issues as an escalation point
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships inside and outside their functional areas
  • Experience assessing, tracking and fulfilling research customer needs on an operational level in an efficient and timely way with a high degree of customer orientation and ability to communicate with stakeholders on multiple levels. Prior experience in biobank-based processing laboratory experience is a plus.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology with 5 years industry or academy lab experience. Masters (MS) degree, in Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology with 3 years industry or academy lab experience.
  • Following are some expectations for hands on laboratory experience ( minimum 2-3 years):

1) DNA/ RNA extraction from human samples ( blood tissue, stool).
2) Serum, plasma isolation from fresh human blood and aliquoting of the samples.
3) Handling human stool samples for various downstream processing.
4) Using LIMS system. 
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