08 Aug
Scientist lll
Texas, Ustx

Job Description

Job Title

Scientist lll

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Work Location:

US - Austin, Texas 78744

Contract Position:

10 months

Job description:

  • Will apply technical knowledge to develop kits/reagents/instruments/workflows for nucleic acid purification from various sample types such as whole blood, plasma, viral transport media, saliva, tissues etc.
  • 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
  • Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments
  • 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
  • Complete lab compliance activities

Skills and attributes:

  • 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 able to make the buffers from recipes
  • Operate basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR, real-time qPCR instruments, plate readers etc.
  • Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, endpoint PCR, real-time PCR…
  • Strong molecular biology background
  • Ideal-infectious disease, clinical microbiology, or virology background
  • Experience with nucleic acid purification automation, different technologies to isolate nucleic acid
  • Experience working with BSL2 sample types in BSL2 lab setting
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, and statistical analysis.
  • Good writing & presentation skills
  • Strong documentation and strong organizational skills
  • Works well in a team setting
  • Capable of multi-tasking and ensure timely completion and execution of tasks
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Be agile with changing environments
  • Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected
  • Generates ideas to improve current processes


  • Bachelors or Masters’ degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field.

At least 3-5 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in product development environment a plus. Regulated background experience a plus.

Additional Information

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