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Research Associate I - Molecular Biology

Marin Metro Area, California

Post Date: 07/31/2017 Job ID: JN -072017-19660 Industry: Molecular Biology - Scientific
DUTIES:
  • Seeking a highly motivated, reliable and team-oriented individual to join the cell and molecular biology group.
  • Will work in a cutting edge environment and use state of the art molecular biology techniques to support the research and development of novel therapeutics for rare genetic disorders.
  • Tasks would include use of gene editing in cell lines to assess cellular functions in vitro.

SKILLS:
  • Requires adaptability, creativity, and a capacity for constant innovation in pursuit of company goals.
  • Proficiency in the use of data management software such as Excel, Prism, VectorNTI.
  • Experience with tissue culture and DNA/RNA transfection.
  • Isolation of RNA/DNA from cell lines or tissue.
  • Analysis of gene expression and function by qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, Western and Flow Cytometry.
  • Organizational and communication skills, time management, dependability and the ability to work as a collaborative team member are essential.

EDUCATION:
  • Bachelors or Masters in Biology, Genetics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering or a related field with 2-5 years experience in a molecular biology lab (academic or industrial) is required.
  • Working knowledge of molecular biology techniques such as:
    • PCR, electrophoresis, qRT-PCR, ELISA, DNA and protein purification as well as molecular cloning is preferred.

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