- 184662 - Scientist II
- Up to $42.66 DOE
- 10 Months
- Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist II for an opening in Austin, TX.
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 under guidance
Will contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals
Modify experimental procedures to suit the particular needs of experiments
Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments
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
At least 3 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in product development environment a plus.
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…
Experience accessioning, handling and processing FFPE samples
Microtome or cryostat experience to cut blocks
Familiarity with making FFPE slides
Familiarity with different deparaffinization methods
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
Accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field.
Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307
Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.
Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.
Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.