Senior Scientist Molecular Biology

Employer
ANDE
Location
Waltham, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 13, 2021
Ref
2173988408
Discipline
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Senior Scientist

ANDE is a dynamic and rapidly growing public safety company located in Waltham, MA. The Company is developing and commercializing Rapid DNA Identification™ products-instruments, consumables, and software that allow DNA processing outside the laboratory for the law enforcement, military, homeland security, and clinical markets.​ Based on core competencies in microfluidics, molecular biology, and engineering, ANDE is delivering field forward systems that provide dramatically superior capabilities than currently possible.​

Far more accurate than a fingerprint, DNA is the gold standard for identification. But the value of DNA is diminished by the excessive time required for evidence processing in labs that are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of samples. With few exceptions, laboratory DNA analysis requires weeks, months or - in some jurisdictions - years. This leads to sample backlogs and increases the time required to solve crimes and disrupt terrorist activities. Millions of samples are not submitted or even collected because the results come too late to have a real impact.

ANDE is addressing these major problems. We have developed a Rapid DNA Analysis system that accepts samples and generates DNA IDs in under two hours.​ Our products are operable by non-technical users outside the lab-at embassies, borders, the battlefield, and mass disaster sites. ANDE is already being utilized by military, law enforcement, and homeland security agencies in the US and around the world. We continue to pioneer-ANDE was used to identify victims in the 2018 California Wild Fires, bringing closure to families in days, instead of years. In 2019, several states began to implement ANDE for the Rapid DNA Analysis of sexual assault evidence, a major step towards ending the rape crisis in the United States. In 2021, ANDE received the first and only approval to have our Rapid DNA products used in police stations. Today, ANDE is used across the US and in over two dozen countries-we are truly making the world a better place.

ANDE continues to expand our product pipeline to make the world a safer place. We are currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated, Senior Scientist to join our team.

Responsibilities:

Implement and optimize protocols for highly multiplexed PCR/RTPCR reactions
Optimize methods to overcome effects of PCR inhibitors

Optimize RNA isolation protocols from different sources
Perform precise and reproducible reaction assays
Perform literature search for a range of projects
Interpret data using nucleic acid analysis software
Meticulous documentation of experiments and SOPs

Requirements:

PhD in molecular biology or biotechnology or genetics (with 5+ years industry/academic experience in Molecular Biology)
Extensive experience in molecular biology techniques--especially PCR amplification--is required
Excellent hands-on ability to meticulously, precisely, and reproducibly conduct experimental protocols
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint is a must
Ability to multi-task effectively, perform under critical deadlines and time constraints, and willing to work extended hours to achieve Company goals
Familiarity with primer designing is highly desirable

ANDE Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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