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Scientist

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 09/11/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -092019-25589

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION


As a Scientist in the Next-Generation Sequencing team. This individual will be responsible for the daily lab operations in the core lab, including customer interactions, quality control of sequencing samples, and construction of sequencing libraries. The successful candidate will be able to operate very independently, manage many projects at once, keep accurate records, and execute complex molecular biology protocols in a robust and consistent manner.



SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

BS required, MS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field strongly preferred


3+years of experience in molecular biology is required; experience in next-generation sequencing workflows is preferred

Additionally: Must have experience/ability:

Strong experience with molecular biology techniques: PCR, RT-PCR and next-generation sequencing library preparation including RNA-seq and/or DNA-seq

Expertise in DNA/RNA quality control and manipulations (qPCR, Bio-analyzer profiling and Agilent Tapestation)

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate ideas, protocols and concepts with biologists, engineers and non-scientists

Preferred:

Experience in library preparation workflows of different types, including RNA and DNA

Experience in clustering and sequencing on Illumina instruments

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