The Molecular Biologist will be responsible for design and development of ddPCR assays, quantitating DNA and mRNA both in vitro and from in vivo samples. Additionally, the scientist will document his/her methods and studies and participate in the technical transfer of assays to third party contractors. Depending on experience, the scientist will expand molecular and product specific assay development working with the analytical development team. Beyond ddPCR expertise, general cellular and molecular biology proficiency is advantageous to the company. Skills such as western blot, cloning, general mammalian cell culture and transfection will be considered advantageous. This role could evolve into a bigger role within the company if the individual excels & goes above and beyond.
typical roles and responsibilities for Molecular Biologist
- Mastery and execution of ddPCR assays developed in partnership with supervisor
- Following protocols and SOPs related to ddPCR lab work with in vitro and in vivo samples
- Extraction of DNA and RNA from samples for analysis
- Documentation of results in appropriate formats provided by supervisor
Requirements for Molecular Biologist – Life Sciences
- PhD preferred, but not required.
- Significant and demonstrated experience in operation of BioRad ddPCR equipment (QX200), as well as assay development and optimization, assay interpretation.
- Excellent communication skills with ability to interact professionally with colleagues and present research results in written reports and team presentations.
- Willingness to learn new techniques and train other laboratory staff in technical matters.
- Entrepreneurial spirit, with strong willingness to take on new challenges required to bring novel medicines to the clinic.
- Strict adherence to environmental, health, and safety guidelines.