Marin Metro Area, CA
We are seeking a talented and motivated Scientist I to develop and launch an exciting new target enrichment technology in the field of Next-Generation Sequencing. The qualified candidate will join a growing project team and will be responsible for optimizing workflows, improving performance, and developing an innovative workflow technology into a game changing product. Candidates must be able to work in a cross functional, collaborative, exciting, and fast-paced team environment.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Optimizes target enrichment workflows for ease of use, turnaround time, and performance.
Performs nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, and optimizes output for downstream processing.
Operates nucleic acid analysis instruments for quality and quantity assessments; this includes qPCR instruments, fluorometers, Agilent Bioanalyzer and TapeStation.
Uses Next-Generating Sequencing instruments to produce data for downstream analysis.
Performs feasibility, verification, and validation studies with the goals of product development and product launch.
Accurately and consistently records experimental methods, materials, and results in electronic laboratory notebooks.
Analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions, and determines future experiments.
Presents findings or comprehensive project status reviews at internal meetings.
Establishes and maintains productive relationship with personnel in cross functional teams.
Key Skills and Competencies:
Bachelor s degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 0-2 years of lab experience
Experience with next generation sequencing based workflows including nucleic acid extraction, and library preparation is a must
Familiarity with laboratory automation/liquid handling, qPCR, nucleic acid analysis tools is preferred
Team oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to take ownership and accountability of assignment
Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams