Scientist II Biology, R&D

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Horizon Discovery
Boulder County, Colorado, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Who we are?

Horizon Discovery, part of Perkin Elmer, has combined life science research and applied genomics portfolios to deliver an innovative suite of solutions that support scientists on their journey through drug discovery and development. Horizon's services and reagents, which leverage gene-editing and modulation technologies, are now complemented by PerkinElmer's imaging, detection, automation and LabChip platforms to better enable critical elements of the drug development and therapeutic value chain, particularly in the area of precision medicine.

It's therefore an exciting and challenging time to join Horizon as we continue a significant scale up program.

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a Scientist II in the Biology R&D team focusing on establishing and developing novel and innovative gene editing and gene modulation technologies as part of our core platforms. Successful candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment, be well organized and able to work on multiple projects, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities
  • Design research plans and execute experiments towards development of innovative solutions and additions to the Horizon Discovery product and service portfolio.
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data and present results to the team and across different departments in a clear and effective way.
  • Document experimental plans and results in accordance with product development and company's quality management system guidelines.
  • Collaborate and provide information to marketing and other functional teams as needed for successful product launches.

  • Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, or related field (PhD, MSc with at least 2 years or BS with at least 4 years of post-graduate experience, preferably in a biotech industry or leading academic institute).
  • Strong technical skills in molecular biology techniques including PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, cloning, CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering or gene modulation.
  • Practical experience with different mammalian cellular systems including cell culture, transfections, transductions, flow cytometry.
  • Successful candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment and on multiple projects, be well organized, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with gene editing and/or gene modulation technologies in primary cellular models or iPSC is preferred.

We can offer a varied and interesting working environment and as a growing company we are focused on recognition and empowerment of our scientists. We are committed to high quality science to meet our client and growth needs. In addition to competitive salaries we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package.

Compensation range

$87,000 - 95,000

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care
  • Retirement 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off and holidays

Horizon Delivers inspired solutions that harness the power of the cell. We are global leaders in cell engineering. Our vision is to unlock the power of the cell, and we are increasing our focus on customers everyday. Our unique tools and services are used by our customers to provide valuable insights and applications in - research, drug discovery, molecular diagnostics and biomanufacturing.

If you need an accommodation or assistance to apply for this position, please email or call (US) +1 720 890 5133 (UK) +44 01223 976 000.

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