Job Listing Description

Scientist II - TX

Description:
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist II for an opening in Austin, TX.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Will apply technical knowledge to develop kits/reagents/instruments for nucleic acid purification from various sample types, which include FFPE, blood, plasma, cells and tissues
Will conduct experiments and/or evaluation of specific products
Will contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals
Modify experimental procedures to suit the particular needs of experiments
Develop a hypothesis and then design the necessary set of experiments to test the hypothesis with limited guidance
Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments
Has expertise with one or two specific scientific procedures and areas of research
Has general textbook knowledge
Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments
May assist in preparing material for manuals, articles for the newsletter, patents or scientific publications
Prepares regular reports documenting experiments
Presents research data and conclusions in 10-30 minute sessions
Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions
Able to exercise independent judgment within generally defined procedures, laboratory methods and techniques
Able to recognize need for deviation from set procedures

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
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 ability to make the buffers from recipes
Operate most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, UV light box and camera, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR and qPCR instruments, plate reader.
Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR…
Level of comfort with complex biological instrumentation such as microtomes and homogenizers
Familiarity with next-generation technologies such as library prep, sequencing, digital PCR. Working experience a plus
Experience with nucleic acid purification automation
Experience working with BSL2 sample types
Strong theoretical understanding of the procedures
Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, e-mail and searching the internet.
Creative and innovative
Good writing & presentation skills
Strong documentation skills
Strong organizational skills
Works well in a team setting
Strong multi-tasking skills
Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected
At least 3 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in product development environment a plus.

EDUCATION:
Accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field

WORK HOURS:
1st Shift
Full-Time

 
Job Number: 174584
Job Location: Austin, TX
Rate: Up to $26.08 DOE
Duration: 11 Months
Input Date: 11/01/2018
Firm Name: CHIPTON ROSS
Attention: Tyler Harrell
Address: 343 MAIN ST
City, State: EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245
Phone: 310/414-7800 X286
800 Phone: 800/927-9318
Fax Phone: 310/414-7808
Email: tharrell@chiptonross.com
Website: www.chiptonross.com

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