Jun 30 2022

Scientist I – Assay Development

Website Verogen, Inc.

Mass Parallel Sequencing technologies for Forensic Sciences

Please apply using the link provided on the listing.
Verogen is looking for a highly talented Scientist with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and assay development expertise to be a key member of our Assay Development team. As a successful candidate, you will work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment to create new assays and kits for the Forensic Genomics community. A strong understanding in molecular biology and/or biochemistry is required.

Responsibilities

Assist with development and testing of NGS based assays and workflows for Forensic Genomics
Plan, conduct, analyze, interpret, and report recommendations based on tested experimental results
Optimize assay conditions to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness and performance
Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot assays
Write experimental reports, summaries and protocols for project lead and other teams as appropriate
Contribute to the overall success of the project; anticipate problems to minimize issues and work to resolve any issues to minimize impact on success of project
Requirements

Experience in wide variety of molecular biology techniques for nucleic acid analysis. Candidates with prior experience of developing products for NGS applications are highly desirable.
Solid understanding of polymerases, nucleases, modification enzymes, NGS library preparation
PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field with 1+ years’ industry experience in developing products from concept to commercialization. Bachelors or Masters with industry experience in developing products from concept to commercialization will be considered.
Experience with reagent formulation and assay workflow design and optimization preferred.
Knowledge of standard molecular biology/nucleic acid-based protocols for DNA and RNA.
Solid skills in document writing; development of reports, plans, work instructions, etc
Ability to perform independent research of publications and patents, etc for input into project and assay design
Ability to handle hazardous and bio-hazardous materials including human blood products
Detail-oriented, organized, ability to implement protocols and keep good notes in a lab notebook
Analytical, detail oriented, organized, efficient, problem solver with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must have a desire to be part of a fast-paced and dynamic development environment
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

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