189152 - Scientist III
11 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist III for an opening in Austin, TX.

Will apply technical knowledge to isolate RNA/DNA from biological samples, make NGS libraries and sequencing.
Will make contrived sample blends for NGS testing
Will conduct experiments and/or evaluation of specific products
Will contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals
Modify experimental procedures to suit the particular needs of experiments
Develop a hypothesis and then design the necessary set of experiments to test the hypothesis with limited guidance
Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments
Has general textbook knowledge
Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments
May assist in preparing material for manuals, articles for the newsletter, patents or scientific publications
Prepares regular reports documenting experiments
Presents research data and conclusions in 10-30 minute sessions
Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions
Able to exercise independent judgment within generally defined procedures, laboratory methods and techniques
Able to recognize need for deviation from set procedures

At least 3-5 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in product development environment a plus. Regulated background experience a plus.
Strong laboratory and technical hands on skills required:
Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly
Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve
Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock solutions and able to make the buffers from recipes
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…
Level of comfort with complex biological instrumentation such as microtomes and homogenizers
Familiarity with next-generation technologies such as library prep, sequencing, digital PCR. Working experience a plus
Experience with nucleic acid purification automation
Experience working with BSL2 sample types
Strong theoretical understanding of the procedures
Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, e-mail and searching the internet.
Creative and innovative
Good writing & presentation skills
Strong documentation and strong organizational skills
IVD experience is a plus
Works well in a team setting
Strong multi-tasking skills
Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected
Inspires and co-ordinates people to achieve specific goals
Generates ideas to improve current processes
Sets example by demonstrating excellence
Demonstrates leadership qualities
Help coordinate tasks within the team

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.