189154 - Scientist II
Up to $27.00 DOE
12 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist II for an opening in Austin, TX.

Will apply technical knowledge to isolate DNA/RNA from FFPE. Activities include DNA/RNA extraction, NGS library preparation and sequencing.
Will make clinical sample blends for NGS testing
Will conduct experiments and/or evaluation of specific products under guidance
Will contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals
Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments
Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments
Prepares regular reports documenting experiments
Presents conclusions in 10-30 minute sessions
Ability to read and follow protocols accurately
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 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in product development environment 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 ability to make the buffers from recipes
Operate most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, 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. Working experience a plus
Experience using a microtome
Experience with nucleic acid purification automation
Experience working with BSL2 sample types such as whole blood and plasma a plus
Strong theoretical understanding of procedures
Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, e-mail and searching the internet.
Good writing & presentation skills
IVD/Regulated Lab experience is a plus
Strong documentation skills
Strong organizational skills
Works well in a team setting

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.