Scientist 2, Biology Job at Medical Device company, Research Triangle Park, NC

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  • Medical Device company
  • Research Triangle Park, NC

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities
• Design, execution, and troubleshooting of nucleic acid amplification assays (e.g. qPCR, isothermal) using lab-scale, non-automated instrumentation
• Execution of standard molecular biology techniques like nucleic acid extraction, purification and quantitation (e.g. electrophoresis, TapeStation, Nanodrop, Qubit)
• Analysis, interpretation, and presentation of results
• Accurate and comprehensive documentation in an electronic lab notebook (ELN) environment
• Adherence to all laboratory SOPs, including handling infectious agents under BSL-2 containment practices.

Experience Required

Explicitly demonstrated expertise in primary lab-developed PCR assay design and optimization is an absolute requirement.

The Life Science Innovation group at BD Technologies and Innovation (BDTI) is seeking a highly talented associate to join our team for a 6-month contingent position. The associate will join a multi-disciplinary team developing innovative diagnostic solutions to meet healthcare needs in the infectious disease space. Substantial experience with molecular methods is required. The associate will be responsible for performing molecular assay work primarily focused on nucleic acid quantitation and PCR, but also potentially including DNA extraction from microorganisms and isothermal nucleic acid amplification. The associate will be expected to analyze and interpret results to guide experimental design with minimal oversight. An ideal candidate can demonstrate ability to adapt to the rapidly changing requirements of a dynamic work environment and to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Previous experience inmicrobiology and infectious disease is a strong plus.

Skills & Certifications

• Explicitly demonstrated expertise in primary lab-developed PCR assay design and optimization
• B.A./B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, or related field
• 2+ years’ experience in a university or industry micro/molecular biology lab setting

Eligibilities & qualifications

• Fluency with standard molecular biology methods and ability to swiftly learn new techniques
• Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices
• Strong ability to meet goals under tight timelines and adapt to changing priorities
• Willingness and ability to work with infectious agents in BSL-2 environment, with prior experience in bacterial or viral culture being a strong plus.

Job Tags

Contract work,

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