211282 - Scientist II, Molecular Biology
Up to $35.00 DOE
12 Months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist II, Molecular Biology for a contract opportunity in Austin, TX.

Required responsibilities:
o The individual will work with R&D on product development, and analytical validation workflows.
o Will apply technical knowledge to develop design verification and validation test methods kits/reagents/instruments/workflows for nucleic acid purification from plasma, cell culture media and FFPE samples.
o Modify experimental procedures to suit the particular needs of experiments
o Develop a hypothesis and then design the necessary set of experiments to test the hypothesis with limited guidance
o Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments
o Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments
o Prepares regular reports documenting experiments
o Presents research data and conclusions in 10-30-minute sessions
o Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions
o Complete lab compliance activities

o Strong laboratory and technical hands-on skills required.
o Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly.
o Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve.
o Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock.
o Operate basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR, real-time qPCR instruments, plate readers etc.
o Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, endpoint PCR, real-time PCR.
o Mammalian cell culture experience is a must have experience for this position.
o Technical expertise in molecular biology and standard analytical QC assays. Specifically, automated and manual nucleic acid isolation techniques, qPCR, dPCR, and NGS using Applied Biosystems
o Experience with statistically based plan development, power, test method development, data-driven decision-making, statistical analysis (JMP), DOE, and design-focused six sigma experience
o Experience in an IVD development environment.
o Experience writing and implementing quality focused procedures.
o Experience working with BSL2 sample types in BSL2 lab setting.
o Good writing & presentation skills
o Works well in a team setting, flexible, highly collaborative, ready to learn, and always willing to help others
o Capable of multi-tasking and ensure timely completion and execution of tasks
o Self-motivated, detail oriented, proactive, organized, diligent, and flexible
o Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected
o Generates ideas to improve current processes
o At least 3-5 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in Next Generation Sequencing environment a plus. Regulated background experience a plus.
o Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

O Must have Mammalian cell culture experience.

o Accredited Bachelors or Master's degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field.

Full-Time; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Zachary Fasano
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x252 or (800) 927-9318 x252

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.