Associate Scientist, NGS

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are currently looking for an Associate Scientist to work for a leading Bay Area biotechnology company.


Associate Scientist, Next-Gen Sequencing

SUMMARY:
This position will oversee NGS operations, as well as develop and optimize methods for new applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage NGS operations
  • Track and process samples submitted for analysis.
  • Identify technical issues and carry out troubleshooting activities.
  • Develop and implement new sequencing methods and techniques, as needed.
  • Collaborate with software development and bioinformatics teams.
  • Serve as a technical resource for research staff.
  • Evaluate data, prepare technical reports, and make scientific presentations. 
  • Interact with vendors and service providers. 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS/MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering or a related discipline.
  • 3+ years experience with the following:
    • molecular biology techniques, such as:  PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA quantification
    • operation of Illumina next generation sequencing systems, to include troubleshooting; method development preferred
  • Experience with automated instruments/liquid handling robotics is highly preferred.  
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite.
  • Location: San Francisco / Bay Area
  • Type: Contract to Perm
  • Job ID: TS825147922