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US: Research Scientist in Biotech

Date: 10-Jun-2016
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Research Scientist

Reviews product requirements in order to create and execute verification and validation test plans with minimal or no supervision Analyzes data using appropriate statistical tests, report results and plan the next steps. Acts as project lead, representing the department on new product development teams as requested. Operates and maintains NGS, qPCR and general laboratory equipment. Aids in resolving issues with equipment. Applies extensive scientific knowledge with broad laboratory skills to execute complex bench experiments using variety of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical and general laboratory techniques as directed. Organizes and manages moderately complex projects. Utilizes mathematical, graphical, imaging, nucleic acid analysis and other software aids as needed. Maintains accurate and detailed records of experimental work. Prepares technical reports for internal use; creates protocols or manuals for public display or distribution. Interacts with and assists other members of the R&D team as needed to meet research objectives. Oversees activities and assists with training of more junior research personnel as directed. Interacts frequently with other internal departments and IDT customers to assist with customer service/technical support and helps manage collaborative research projects as directed. Presents experimental results, data analysis or prior art evaluations at group meetings as directed. Participates in scientific collaborations for new technology/product development. Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values. Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with six or more years relevant lab experience required Master's degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with four or more years relevant lab experience preferred PhD degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with one or more years relevant lab experience preferred

Professional Experience:

Knowledge and bench level experience in NGS and/or qPCR applications required. Experience in product development and the functional verification and validation testing of products and processes required. Experience in the application of statistical principles required. Experience in using JMP or other software for statistical analysis and DOE experiments preferred. Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Previous experience with DNA analysis/genomics applications in NGS, qPCR or CRISPR required. Previous experience with public speaking preferred. Previous experience with publishing scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals preferred. Extensive knowledge of IDT products and product lines preferred.

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