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Scientist 2, Biology

ACL Digital
Bennett, North Carolina, US
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Oct 30, 2021

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Conservation science
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Job Title: Scientist 2, Biology

Contract Duration: 06 months

Location: Research Triangle Park, NC

Job Description:

The Life Science Innovation group at BD Technologies and Innovation (BDTI) is seeking a highly talented associate to join our team for a 6-month contingent position. The associate will join a multi-disciplinary team developing molecular diagnostic solutions to address current and future healthcare needs in the infectious disease space. The associate will be responsible for the formulation, organization, and quality control of assay raw materials, amplification master mixes, buffers, and consumables. The associate will apply good laboratory practice and analytical skills to lead the overall reagent inventory, and material output and works with other team members to resolve technical challenges during assay development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Supports the management of reagent and material inventory, and initiates resupply orders as needed.

• Receives, aliquots, and labels incoming raw materials and processes CoA's in accordance with Quality Policy.

• Monitors freezers and refrigerators to ensure proper storage conditions are maintained.

• Prepares various molecular biology reaction buffers and assists in optimization and re-formulation of buffers to meet product development requirements.

• Formulates and lyophilizes master mixes for Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs).

• Utilizes a broad range of practical techniques in molecular biology and chemistry for material formulation.

• Supports the development and/or adaptation of relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Maintains familiarity of molecular diagnostics methodologies and demonstrates this knowledge within responsibility areas.

• Provides technical input based on experience to colleagues and provides support to other functional groups.

• May assist with product quality investigations.

Knowledge and Skills

• Skilled with a variety of complex laboratory procedures and instruments.

• Proven ability to formulate Master mixes for DNA/RNA amplification methodologies

• Skilled in Microsoft Excel to aid in generating various formulations.

• Proven ability to work effectively within a team, under direction, and independently.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Experience working in BSL-2 environment is highly desired.

• Experience in execution of molecular biology methods including qPCR, DNA quantitation/characterization, DNA extraction and purification is preferred

Job Requirements and Experience

• B.A./B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, or related field

• Minimum of 2 years of relevant academic, clinical, or industry lab work required.

• Work experience in a laboratory requiring meticulous technique in the formulation of contamination-free, molecular grade buffers and amplification master mixes.

• Learning agility and timely execution of tasks is required

• Experiences with GLP/GMP standards are a plus

• Familiarity of lyophilization processes, and the application of lyophilization to molecular biology reagents are a plus
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