187765 - Staff Scientist
Up to $47.97 DOE
10 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Staff Scientist for an opening in Austin, TX.

Will apply technical knowledge to develop kits/reagents/instruments/workflows for sample collection and nucleic acid purification from various biological sample types
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
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
Ability to read patents and understand details of invention and claims
Complete lab compliance activities

At least 3 years laboratory experience in an industry setting for product development. PhD is 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 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
Experience writing and implementing quality focused procedures
Experience with nucleic acid purification automation, different technologies to isolate nucleic acid
Experience working with BSL2 sample types in BSL2 lab setting
Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, and statistical analysis.
Creative and innovative
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 details
Be agile with changing environments
Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected
Inspires and co-ordinates people to achieve specific goals
Generates ideas to improve current processes

Accredited Master’s degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, or related field. At least 6 years of total laboratory experience.

1st Shift

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
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.