Global Scientific Products company in San Diego is seeking a Sr. Molecular Biologist to be responsible for the development of diagnostic assays.

typical roles and responsibilities for Sr. Molecular Biologist

  • Perform laboratory bench work with focus on daily testing of reagents for development, improvement, and troubleshooting of diagnostic assays
  • Will apply technical knowledge to bring to market CLIA-waved diagnostic kits
  • Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments
  • Support verification and validation studies as well as clinical trials
  • Prepares regular reports documenting procedures and experimental results
  • Presents research data and conclusions in 10–30-minute sessions
  • Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions
  • Complete lab compliance activities

Requirements for Sr. Molecular Biologist – Scientific

  • B.S. in the Biological Sciences is required. Molecular Biology degree preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience in molecular biology
  • 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 able to make the buffers from recipes
    • Operate basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR, real-time qPCR instruments, plate readers etc.
    • Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, endpoint PCR, real-time PCR
  • Experience writing and implementing quality focused procedures
  • Experience working with BSL2 sample types in BSL2 lab setting
  • Build productive cross-functional relationships with colleagues in other areas, including Operations, Regulatory/Quality, and Product Management
  • Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, PowerPoint, and statistical analysis.
  • Creative and innovative
  • Good writing & presentation skills
  • Strong documentation and strong organizational skills
  • Works well in a team setting
  • Capable of multi-tasking and ensure timely completion and execution of tasks
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