Staff Scientist Molecular Biology

Job Description:

The PCR Systems reagent R&D group is responsible for consumables development for real-time PCR systems. The group is responsible for creating and developing ideas into successful products. The group requires scientists who are proficient in wet lab bench work to perform experiments for PCR reagents product development. The successful candidate will have flexible and adaptable mindset and able to work on several real time PCR systems. The junior candidate will be guided by directive of an established project or a senior member of the group. However, successful candidates of any level will require ability to solve problem independently. Overall, the successful candidate for this position needs to understand the scientific method and work in a collaborative and fast paced product development group.

Major Responsibilities:
•Work with a team of scientists to develop and optimize reagents for TaqMan qPCR and/or SYBR PCR application.
•Validate new PCR reagents on various real time PCR systems.
•Conduct biochemistry and molecular biology experiments, data analysis and result presentation.

Minimum Qualifications (must have)
•Masters degree in biological sciences plus 5-10 years of experience. PhD in biological sciences plus 3-7 years of post graduate experience.
•1-3 years of industrial experience.
•Strong working knowledge of nucleic acid amplification-based methods, statistical methods for experimental design and data analysis
•Excellent written and oral communication skills, and computer skills. Understanding of DNA sequence and basic level of bioinformatics is required.
•Extensive knowledge of DNA polymerases and reverse transcriptase.
•Self-motivated and able to ensure focused and timely execution of projects.
•Technical level of self guided troubleshooting ability especially in the PCR/qPCR subject area.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills, and computer skills. Understanding of DNA sequence and basic level of bioinformatics is required.
•Strong desire to work in an interdisciplinary team environment.

Preferred Qualifications (nice to have)
•PhD in biological sciences plus 1-5 years of industry experience preferred

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