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Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, CA

Posted: 09/26/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -092019-25690

The Position

We are seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual for the role of Scientist II on the Research Team. The individual will work in a small team of individuals in the design and early development of transduction-based Smarticles reagents according to strategic business needs. Projects will include construction and characterization of recombinant prokaryotic organisms and their application in the development of in vitro diagnostics assays.

Responsibilities include:

Handling of BSL2 clinical isolates of bacteria

With guidance, analyzes, and brainstorms alternative approaches to solve problems and finds solutions

Organize, conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established or published procedures in the construction of recombinant organisms

Assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, recording, and timeliness of experimental results

Summarizes experimental results and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader

Uses technical writing skills to communicate results in reports and documents. May present findings at internal meetings

Keeps supervisor/project leader informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas

Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA)

Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation

Works independently and manages own work flow to accomplish assigned objectives

Qualifications Required:

BS in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related field

1-3 years of related experience

Experience in working in a BSL2 environment

Strong cloning experience that includes advanced techniques such as performing genomic manipulations in clinically relevant species of bacteria (other than E. coli) is highly desire

Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate and prioritize multiple experiments


2-3 years of related experience

Experience in microbiology, cell culturing, cloning, bioinformatics, and laboratory notebook maintenance

Experience with the latest tools and techniques employed in metabolic engineering/synthetic biology

Experience working with bacteriophage, viruses, or Smarticles technology

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