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Scientist 1

San Diego, CA 92122

Posted: 02/21/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 600342 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Pay is commiserate with experience and ranges $29-36/hr
Position Summary:

This is a unique opportunity to join a talented team of scientists at the frontiers of innovation in next-gen sequencing. As a Scientist 1 contractor, you will work in a dynamic team-oriented environment and help create novel molecular biology tools for the preparation of samples for analysis on internal platforms with applications in oncology reproductive health and clinical microbiology. You will collaborate with key external and internal partners to develop new applications and to exemplify our current products. Through integration of molecular biology sequencing chemistry and hardware components you will participate in the development of high quality robust new products. This position will require working locally in the research lab. Contract can be extended as needed.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform assays on next-generation sequencing platforms. Identify evaluate plan and optimize research ideas leading to new robust assays and chemistries for next generation sequencing based on proprietary technologies.
  • Explore new technologies and identify creative solutions to overcome current limitations.
  • Identify new opportunities for innovative products using the company's core technologies.
  • Participate in collaborative research. Analyze large complex data sets
  • Be both a strong individual contributor as well as a collaborative team member.
  • Write reports and present results and project assessments.
  • Interface with various departments and internal groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • BS in chemistry/biochemistry with 1-2 solid years of experience in chemistry or biotechnology lab related work. Trouble shooting ability and creativity are must- have in terms of doing the required work.
  • Self-motivation great work ethics and passion to scientific research.
  • Experience in a regulated and/or GMP manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize activities.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Expertise with next-generation sequencing platforms a plus.
  • Experience with NGS Library Prep and data analysis is a plus.
  • Master PhD or Postdoc experience is a plus.
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