Scientist III (Molecular Biology)

PDS Tech, Inc.
Santa Clara, Oregon, US
Jun 17, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Biology, Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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

Preferred Qualifications (nice to have):
  • 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.)

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:
  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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