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Associate Scientist, Molecular

Company: Precision For Medicine
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Associate Scientist role will focus on molecular projects with emphasis on assay design and development, validation, and execution in a timely manner. Perform assays or analyses according to SOPs and support development of new procedures and improvement of existing SOPs. Work together with assigned laboratory staff to ensure efficient organization, quality, development and execution of project(s). Communicate results effectively to clients and develop lasting relationships to support future work.

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:
Support the development and implementation of molecular NGS scientific services to fulfill the Translational Research needs of Precision customers
Design and perform experiments, independently and accurately analyze and present data
High quality output is essential with the ability to build efficiency into improving productivity metrics
Work with managers and team members to develop project timelines and meet milestones.
Train and mentor junior staff in molecular techniques, data analysis, collation and presentation
Assist in establishing and improving all procedures and required SOP documentation
Responsible for troubleshooting and correcting scientific issues/problems
Identify, update and implement emerging laboratory techniques
Responsible for ensuring all equipment in the molecular laboratory is appropriately qualified, that preventative maintenances are performed as scheduled by the Facilities team and that team members are thoroughly trained in the correct use and maintenance of the equipment
Maintain and support safe lab practices and environment
Work collaboratively with other technical teams in resource sharing and providing technical expertise
Monitor Product and Service/R&D related project expenses
Act as a scientific resource externally to clients and internally
Assists with writing, reviewing and editing contract and grant applications/proposals as appropriate
Assist with writing and publishing papers, abstracts, techniques/or chapters to maintain the scientific standard and image of the company.
May present completed work at appropriate scientific meetings and in publications
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Required:
Master's Degree with a concentration in Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, or related field of study and 2 years' related experience in an academic core or industry OR
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, or related fields and 8+ years' relevant laboratory experience;

Other Required
Experience in molecular biology, genomics or bioinformatics, preferably in next generation sequencing (NGS) (Illumina platform), quantitative PCR (qPCR), digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) and NanoString
Experience in molecular biology or bioinformatics methods, preferably in next generation sequencing (NGS; Illumina platform)
Ability to prioritize tasks and function in a team-oriented environment
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required
Must have the ability to organize and analyze data, as well as prepare reports
Must possess strong computational skills, preferably experienced with Word, Excel, Power Point, GraphPad and Prism
Excellent use of judgment and discretion required
Extended work hours may be occasionally necessary in order to meet business demands
Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. overhead with assistance; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20 -C -196 -C)
Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language

Preferred
D. in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cellular/Cancer Biology, Immunology, Stem Cell, or related fields
A solid understanding of current GLP and/or ISO/CAP/CLIA standards
A combination of molecular biology wet lab and bioinformatics skills

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Precision Medicine Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. - 2020 Precision Medicine Group, LLC

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