Molecular-Biology Research Scientist

Integrated Resources, Inc
Holy, California, US
May 02, 2021
May 07, 2021
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Title: Molecular-Biology Research Scientist
Duration: 9 Months (Contract with high possible ext.)
Location: San Jose, CA 95134

Shift: Onsite 9-6, shift is flexible but ideally the worker would be able to work 9-6.

Job Description:
  • **** is looking for a talented research scientist to join the Biological Systems Research group.
  • The ideal candidate will support biology-focused research using our low volume Acoustic Droplet Ejection (ADE) technology.
  • The worker will be responsible for performing basic cellular and molecular biology activities such as maintaining and manipulating cultured cells and performing nucleic acid-based assays.
  • The position requires adaptability, excellent organization skills, as well as the ability to work in a team-oriented, multidisciplinary environment.
  • Hands-on evaluation and development of new molecular biology assays including DNA/RNA purification, qPCR, and sequencing library preparation.
  • Hands on expertise on cell culture techniques including cell line manipulation and maintenance (adherent and suspension), RNA and DNA transfection, cellular genomic DNA and RNA isolation, and protein expression analysis.
  • Hands on expertise of cell biology assays and protocols such as cell imaging, flow cytometry, and immunostaining.
  • Execute studies based on existing procedures with some guidance and direction. Experimental design, analysis, interpretation and reporting of results, maintaining detailed experimental records.
  • Analyze data using statistical tools such as Microsoft Excel, Image J.
  • Maintain detailed experimental records and documents results in a technical report or in a laboratory notebook.
  • Maintain expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.
  • Participate in and present data at group meetings and prepare weekly progress reports.

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field - e.g. Molecular Biology, Biology, Genetics with 4+ years of related work experience in biotech/medical device industry or academic lab OR Master's degree in afore mentioned related field with 2+ years of related work experience. Experience with basic molecular biology skills described above.
  • Ability to work in a BSL-2 environment.
  • Knowledge of biological and chemical safety.
  • Ability to ask questions and check for clarity and understanding.
  • Solves straightforward problems.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills to include presentation to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • The ability to work successfully both independently and in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific journals.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Comfortable with basic statistical analysis concepts.
  • Flexibility to perform the small tasks as well as the big tasks while working in an environment with rapidly shifting goals and priorities

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