Molecular Biologist: Scientist/Senior Scientist
San Mateo Metro Area, CA
We are seeking a Contractor - Scientist/Senior Scientist with a strong biochemistry background to join the sample prep team. This position will contribute to development of the up-front DNA preparation for company SMRT sequencing platform, as well as support of internal research efforts, by working with a team that is tasked with continuing innovation of the sample prep component of company single molecule real time DNA sequencing system.
The candidate will be working in a fast-paced, start-up environment, interacting with scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds.
Key responsibilities include:
Hands-on laboratory work preparing samples and running the PacBio instruments.
Analysis, interpretation, and troubleshooting of experimental results.
Innovation to improve the company SMRT sequencing sample preparation method.
All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.
Ph.D degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related scientific field.
1 to 5 years of biochemistry and/or molecular biology laboratory research experience.
Technical proficiency in general laboratory practices, particularly biochemistry/molecular biology.
Excellent record-keeping and careful attention-to-detail.
Strong presentation and communication skills.
Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills.
Enjoy working closely with others as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Prior experience in the biotechnology industry is a plus.
Prior hands-on experience in operating next-generation DNA sequencing instruments and assays are a plus.
Expertise in DNA modifying enzymes.
Quantitative analysis of experimental data.