Molecular Biology/Virology/Genetics Research Associate I-South San Francisco

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Employer
LabCorp
Location
South San Francisco, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Closes
Aug 07, 2021
Ref
2309869536
Discipline
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Monogram Biosciences is a subsidiary of Labcorp specializing in the development and performance of high complexity cell-based and molecular assays to support clinical trials and diagnostics. Monogram currently has an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic Researcher to work within the R&D team. The selected candidate will join an integrated team developing and performing novel cell-based and molecular assays that support virology and pharmacogenomics programs to enable drug/vaccine/gene therapy development and inform individualized healthcare decisions. This position is based at our South San Francisco, CA, facility.
Principal responsibilities of this position include:
- Design and execute experiments, critically analyze data and interpret results
- The development, optimization, scale up and validation of new assays
- The evaluation and implementation of new technology platforms
- The application of these assays/technologies in clinical trials and research projects
- Internal studies or external collaborations to define and validate clinical utility
- Assay training and transfer to a clinical reference laboratory environment
- Maintain accurate and appropriate records
- Draft documents/reports and prepare/give presentations to colleagues as required
Requirements
Requirements:
- BS degree in Virology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related area of Biological Sciences with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or an MS degree with experience in R&D
- Proficiency in cell and molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, cell based assays, nucleic acid amplification, molecular cloning and nucleotide sequencing
- Ability to independently conduct and analyze experiments supporting project goals
- High degree of technical proficiency and attention to detail
- Quick and eager to master new techniques and ability to multitask
- Good organizational, data analysis and documentation skills
- Ability to work within a fast paced and highly collaborative environment
- Previous experience in assay development is preferred
- Experience using literature/search engines/databases to pursue science
- Experience with Microsoft excel and PowerPoint. Programing experience is desirable but not required
Shift
1
Schedule
Mon-Fri, 8-5pm
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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