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Scientist III (Molecular Biology)

PDS Tech Inc
Eugene, Oregon, US
Closing date
Sep 9, 2021

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Molecular Biology Scientist in Eugene, OR
Position Summary:
- The Scientist III will be responsible for supporting development of automated workflows and products for single cell analysis using advanced sequencing and imaging instrumentation.
- Method development and optimization of automated single cell genomic analysis workflows
- Benchmark single cell assays and instrumentation
- Quantitative cell-based assays using fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and genomic sequencing
- Culture a wide variety of mammalian cell lines (including primary cells, PBMCs, T-Cells)
- Work with biologists, engineers and software developers on a cross-functional team
- Maintain a detailed lab notebook documenting all testing and protocol development
- Plan and perform experiments, and analyze data with minimal guidance
- Clearly communicate and present results
- Contributes well-considered ideas for new products and improvements to procedures
Minimum Qualifications :
- A Ph.D. in biology, immunology or a related field, with relevant post-doctoral industrial or academic experience or a BS/MS with 4-6 years of relevant industrial or academic experience
- Experience with liquid handling, automation and/or other high-throughput tools and instrumentation
- Expertise in bulk and single cell experiments and data analysis
- General cell biology experience, including cell culture, sorting, and counting
- Familiarity with diverse sample types and processing methods, including adherent and suspension cell lines
- Proficiency in mammalian cell culture and standard molecular biology skills (PCR, transfection, etc.)
- Experience in next generation sequencing
- Experience working with and isolating PBMCs from blood
- Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Must be detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Pr ef e* *r r* *ed Q* *ual i* *f i* *c ati o* *ns (* *nice to ha v* *e )* *:
- Familiarity with single cell assays and platforms (10x Genomics, Dolomite Bio, 1CellBio, Mission Bio, BD, Fluidigm, etc.)
- Familiarity with automated liquid handling platforms (Hamilton, Tecan, Biomek, etc.)
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.
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