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Molecular Biology R&D Scientist

Eurofins USA
Bothell, Washington, US
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Forensics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

Since 1999, Eurofins Genomics Blue Heron(Blue Heron Biotech) has been a pioneer in the gene synthesis industry and has delivered tens of millions of base pairs of perfectly accurate genes to thousands of customers worldwide using its proprietary GeneMaker® multi-technology platform. We are 100% committed to serving our customers with high quality, strict confidentiality standards, and rapid delivery of synthesized genes. In March 2019 Blue Heron was acquired by Eurofins Scientific and became a partner of the Eurofins Genomics US division. Blue Heron Biotech is searching for molecular biology scientist to join our R&D team.

As a member of the R&D team, the Scientist will lead the development of DNA-based applications and assays for synthetic biology, including high-throughput gene synthesis and cloning, NGS-based QC, etc. The Scientist will work closely with production team for implementation of processes developed by the R&D team and to improve the efficiency and robustness of existing processes.


The ideal candidate must be equally comfortable with wet lab experimentation and computation, and experience with laboratory automation and LIMS interfaces is preferred.
  • Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field
  • Must have strong background in molecular biology techniques including PCR/qPCR, enzymatic assays, and molecular cloning
  • Synthetic biology technology and method development experience
  • Experience manipulating large data sets
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Excellent grasp of experimental design and data interpretation
  • Excellent communication skills. Proficient in writing and communicating in English. Able to present data effectively.
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment and to adapt to changing priorities
  • Self-motivated and passionate about your work

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
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