194714 - Scientist III (Molecular Biology)
Industry
SCI
Region
TX-Texas
City
Austin
State
TX
Rate
Up to $42.00 DOE
Duration
12 mos
Description
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist III (Molecular Biology) for an opening in Austin, TX.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

REQUIREMENTS:
At least 3-5 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in product development environment a plus. Regulatory (IVD) background experiences a plus. 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.

Preferred Qualification:
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.

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

WORK HOURS:
Full-Time

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

Contact
Patrick Costello
pcostello@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x181 or (800) 927-9318 x181

To ensure compliance with President Biden’s September 9, 2021 executive order, the client is implementing a new requirement for U.S.-based employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement, by December 8, 2021 (timing may vary in some states). Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process. Individuals with approved accommodations will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

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.