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Scientist II, Molecular Biology

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking Scientist II, Molecular Biology

Job Description


We are seeking a creative and motivated Scientist II to join our rapidly growing Next-Generation Sequencing Applications team. The candidate will be responsible for contributing to the development and launch of new products and will work closely with cross-functional teams including Bioinformatics, Marketing, Technical Service and/or Operations.



Major Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • Designs experimental plans, analyzes experimental data, generates laboratory protocols, and writes technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries
  • Helps troubleshoot and solve difficult problems in the design/execution of development projects
  • Maintains accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant client required standards
  • Presents data at internal and external meetings
  • Interacts closely with other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Operations and/or Technical Services)
  • Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations


    • Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


    • M.S. in Molecular Biology or related field or B.S. with 3 years experience ( 1 year in industrial setting).
    • Experience with the methods and techniques of molecular biology
    • Proficiency in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures for manufacturing reagents, systems, products or technologies
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve difficult problems
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise and accurate manner.
    • The work will be a mix of on-site and off-site, typically M-F, typically 9-5pm, with some flexibility. Typically there is lab work to perform, which can only be done on-site. We ask that other work be handled remotely. At the start there is likely to be a lot of in-person training. We follow standard Covid protocols. Mask wearing and social distancing are required on-site.
    • Must-have skills:
      • Basic molecular biology (pipetting, dilution and normalization, PCR)
      • Data analysis and plotting in Microsoft Excel
      • Presentation of results in Microsoft PowerPoint

    • Nice-to-have skills:
      • Experience with Next Gen Sequencing library preparation and/or instrument operation
      • Experience with more advanced bioinformatics tools and stastical analysis (JMP, R, basic coding in perl, python, etc.)

    • I prefer to phone screen well-qualified candidates initially. Follow-up would be virtual interviews with myself and Geoff Lowman, minimally. Like 1-2 additional interviewers from our teams.
    • Long Term Temp (1 year max). Possibility of transition to permanent, but there are no guarantees even with great performance as the business situation is hard to predict a year out.

    Job Number: 2110127227
    Job Location: Carlsbad, CA
    Duration: 12 months
    Input Date: 03/22/2021
    Last Updated: 04/12/2021
    Attention: Clyde Callwood
    Address: 3922 COCONUT PALM DR STE 100
    City, State: TAMPA, FL 33601
    800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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