Research Associate
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Company:
Science Consultants, Ltd
Location:
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Job Posted:
22 days ago

Research Associate

Requires MS

Essential Responsibilities:

● Independently execute and troubleshoot molecular biology projects to support the gene synthesis
team.
● Carry out experiments and gather data in a systematic manner with good laboratory practices.
● Prepare and clearly communicate experimental methodology and data summaries.
● Propose and implement optimization and improvements for benchtop workflows.
● Develop analytical methods for QC of molecular biology protocol steps.
● Support writing of standard operating procedures and technical product documentation.

Essential Candidate Profile:
● MS biology or a related field with 1+ years of R&D experience.
● Previous experience in molecular biology techniques such as PCR and gel electrophoresis.
● Experience with DNA handling, quantification and purification.
● Proficiency in data recording and analysis using Excel, R, Python etc.
● Demonstrated eagerness to enhance one’s scientific skills and knowledge by seeking deep
understanding of biological processes.
● Excellent written and oral communication skills.
● Strong track record of working in a highly collaborative environment on multidisciplinary projects.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:
● Extensive hands-on experience with PCR and troubleshooting endpoint and qPCR-based assays.
● Previous experience with NGS workflows and library preparation.
● Experience in design of experiments and statistical data analysis.
● Experience with liquid handling systems.