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Research Associate - Molecular Biology

Montgomery County, Maryland, US
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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What we're looking for
We are looking for an experienced Research Associate in Molecular Biology. The ideal candidate will have experience working with PCR, Plasmid Cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, or Next Generation Sequencing.


* Independently perform DNA extraction, plasmid construction, polymerize chain reaction (PCR), phage display, recombinant protein expression and/or other similar molecular biological experiments
* Establish schedules and scope of proposed experiments
* Complete documentation to support testing procedures including data capture, forms, logbooks, and inventory batch records
* Analyze and prepare reagent product documentation, organize and procure needed reagents, perform experiments, analyze data and document results
* Analyze experiment data to draw experiment conclusions and interpreting results and initiate the verification of accuracy and validity of data
* Tender presentations for delivery to peer review groups using clear and concise methodologies
* Provide descriptive statistical analysis via tables, graphs and other tools for summarizing research results
* Propose viable options and educated recommendations for next steps
* Lead general lab maintenance initiatives including maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment
* Maintain and update electronic inventory list database, physical inventory and processing/aliquotting/vialing/labeling materials
* Prepare, maintain and report reagent inventories for assigned methods


* Bachelor's degree in life sciences or other related area is required
* Master's degree is preferred
* Minimum 3 years of work experience (excluding academic internships), including 2 years of experience in molecular biology in an industrial or academic setting
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