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US-WA-Bothell: Senior Scientist in Biotech

Date: 13-Sep-2011
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Senior Scientist in Biotech

* Collaborate with the nucleic chemistry and product development groups to accelerate the evaluation and development of proprietary methods that improve assay performance. * Develop efficient automatable methods for isolation of DNA and RNA from biological samples. * Integrate sample preparation with real time PCR and RT-PCR assays to optimize limits of detection. * Develop and write verification and validation procedures and technical reports. * Maintain detailed experimental records. * Present data at technical meetings. * Provide input to the project schedule as required. * Participate in facilities planning, budgeting and strategic planning.

* Advanced degree in molecular biology, cancer biology, virology, genetics, or biochemistry, and/or a minimum of 8 years relevant industrial experience.

* Knowledge of laboratory safety and biosafety practices.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

* Experience in handling clinical samples in a BSL-2 environment. * Excellent documentation and communications skills. * Proficiency with standard Microsoft computer programs

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