186530 - Scientist II
12 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist II for an opening in Austin, TX.

Will work in a fast-paced environment and contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals
Will apply technical knowledge to develop kits/reagents/instruments for nucleic acid purification from various sample types, which include FFPE, blood, plasma, cells and tissues
Will conduct experiments in molecular biology laboratories (including a BSL2 lab) on a continuous basis
Perform sample extraction on automated instruments and all the quantitation testing using various analytical tools
Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments
Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments
Prepare regular reports documenting experiments and present research data to a broader team
Able to exercise independent judgment within generally defined procedures, laboratory methods and techniques

At least 3 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting.
Strong laboratory and technical hands on skills required:
Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly
Prepare solutions routinely from either powder or stock solutions following formulations
Operate most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, UV light box and camera, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR and qPCR instruments, plate reader
Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR
Familiarity with next-generation technologies such as library prep, sequencing, digital PCR. Hands-on experience is a plus
Experience with nucleic acid purification automation
Experience working with BSL2 sample types
Familiar with basic Microsoft tools including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Creative and innovative
Strong multi-tasking skills
Works well in a team setting, help coordinate tasks within the team, inspires and co-ordinates people to achieve specific goals

Accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field.

1st Shift

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.