Scientist, Molecular Biology Job Description

Scientist, Molecular Biology Job Description

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Scientist, molecular biology provides scientific and intellectual input to guide project-related molecular biology analytical support and investigative efforts within the context of interdisciplinary project teams.

Scientist, Molecular Biology Duties & Responsibilities

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Plan and implement experiments, generate and analyze data for oral and written project reports
Plan and execute scientific experiments related to programs
Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and personally participates in assigned scientific or medical research project
Compiles, writes, and submits research results to supervisor
Plans and supervises training of technicians and other laboratory personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures
May confer with industrial, governmental, or other groups concerning progress or results of research project
Own and manage analytical methods lifecycle during clinical development
May lead a group of research associates
The successful candidate will provide remote post-sales bio-technology support and technical services to external customers and/or internal field personnel utilizing remote diagnostic capabilities
Engage with external collaborators from Harvard University and the Australian nanotechnology community to develop expertise in the design and fabrication of micro- and mesoscale devices

Scientist, Molecular Biology Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Scientist, Molecular Biology

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Education for Scientist, Molecular Biology

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Employers hiring for the scientist, molecular biology job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Biological Sciences, Science, Education

Skills for Scientist, Molecular Biology

Desired skills for scientist, molecular biology include:

CGMP guidelines
Design control and basic regulatory issues
Technical product details
Molecular biology techniques
Biostatistics techniques and tools
Data analysis software
VBA
Working with LIMS
Basic data analysis and interpretation
Cell culture

Desired experience for scientist, molecular biology includes:

Bachelor’s degree with 10 plus years of experience, Master's degree with 7 plus years of experience, or Ph.D
Bachelor's degree + 5 years experience or Masters + 3 years experience or PhD + 1 year of industry related experience in biotech diagnostics
Statistical skills using current platforms eg
Masters in Molecular Biology / Genetics / Biochemistry / Organic Chemistry / Bioengineering with 0-2 years' experience or BS Degree in similar field with 4+ years' experience
Must have a strong understanding of design control, product requirement development, and validations
Experience in US-IVD and CE-IVD submissions a plus

Scientist, Molecular Biology Examples

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Scientist, Molecular Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of scientist, molecular biology. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for scientist, molecular biology
  • Working on flow cytometry analysis- multiplexed immunophenotyping, principles of compensation and gating strategies
  • Design, plan and execute strain construction strategies
  • Be a key member of a team that is focused on strain development through classical and rational strain modification, encompassing a broad array of microbial hosts, such as filamentous fungi, yeast and bacteria
  • Organize and perform high-throughput screening and performance testing of newly developed strains
  • Active role in shaping projects and opportunities together with our business partners and translate project goals
  • Keep knowledge of novel technologies in strain development up-to-date
  • Take an active and leading role in designing experiments and testing hypotheses, and actively shape your projects involving innovation and project management, IP and regulatory affairs
  • Efficiently and carefully plan, prepare, and execute wet lab experiments per the goals and requirements of the project team and supervisor
  • Troubleshoot wet lab problems and provide ideas for workflow improvement
  • Interpret and discuss data with supervisor, and report results in both written and oral format
Qualifications for scientist, molecular biology
  • Experience in affinity maturation of antibodies or other proteins is a plus
  • Experience from a biotech/pharmaceutical R&D setting is a plus
  • The ability to balance multiple priorities and timelines is expected
  • Must be a team player with pro-active behavior
  • Experiences with RNAi and/or CRSPr technology , real-time PCR and lab automation technologies will be a plus
  • Familiarity with flow cytometry and/or sorting is preferred
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Scientist, Molecular Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a scientist, molecular biology. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for scientist, molecular biology
  • Assist in the development of reagents through applications of molecular biology, cell biology and/or cell culture
  • Maintain detailed and organized documentation related to work and experiments performed
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures for units and procedures developed
  • Implement appropriate lab safety practices
  • Propose and implement strategic R&D plans and objectives
  • Explore and identify use cases for new enzymes and reagents
  • Train and mentor junior scientist in the department
  • Develop and evaluate novel molecular biology assays for the 10x technology platform, including molecular barcoding, amplification and library preparation strategies
  • Provide molecular biology expertise to cross-disciplinary product development teams
  • Work closely with software and computational biology to analyze and interpret data generated by novel assays
Qualifications for scientist, molecular biology
  • Strong document control experience
  • Five (5) or more year’s post-doctoral experience, industry experience a plus
  • Expertise in molecular and cell biology
  • Expertise in mammalian cell genome modification
  • Deep knowledge on genomic editing
  • Broad knowledge on genome research, molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry and biophysics
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Scientist, Molecular Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a scientist, molecular biology. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for scientist, molecular biology
  • Conduct experiments using technologies such as luminescence, BRET/FRET, photoswitchable fluorophores, HTRF, AlphaScreen and proximity ligation to detect and quantify protein turnover in cells
  • Use state of the art instruments including flow cytometer, high-content imager, fluorescent and confocal microscopes
  • Develop or set up cell-based assays using mammalian tissue culture systems for therapeutic antibodies/biologics
  • Perform screening and characterization of biologics using in vitro assays and/or in vitro imaging systems
  • Identify, develop, and optimize new methods/assays to generate reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner
  • Independently design and execute experiment plans and interpret study observations
  • Assist in the development and validation of assays for bioactivity screening and their transfer to robotic systems for high throughput screening
  • Assist in the development and testing of automated procedures
  • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of assay development, validation, screening and potency data
  • Develop and effectively apply a broad spectrum of practical laboratory skills
Qualifications for scientist, molecular biology
  • General knowledge in crop improvements via genomic editing is a plus, but not required
  • Flexible in handling project change and consistently deliver in a rapidly changing environment
  • Customer focused and result oriented
  • Excellent scientific capability and a quick learner
  • PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Microbial Genetics, or a related field
  • Postdoctoral research experience preferred (academic or industrial)
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Scientist, Molecular Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of scientist, molecular biology. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for scientist, molecular biology
  • The candidate should be familiar with plate readers, spectrometers, and various biochemical assay formats
  • The candidate should also be familiar with mammalian tissue culture and cell based assays
  • Experience with RNAi techniques or CRISPR is a plus
  • A background in medium-throughput screening of small molecules or antibodies would be an advantage
  • Lead the Process Development effort around novel reagents used in NGS workflows such as reverse transcription, amplification, ligation, single strand recovery, targeted enrichment, targeted depletion, and epigenetics
  • Conceive, develop and implement novel QC methods to assess reagents and kits through a variety of analytical and functional tests
  • Independently troubleshooting and resolving formulation and QC issues
  • Lead the technical development of new products for biopharmaceutical testing
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to construct, maintain and update BOMs for pharma kits
  • Issue and track engineering changes to sustain product manufacturing
Qualifications for scientist, molecular biology
  • A track record of genetic engineering of multiple microbial organisms (Gram positive, Gram negative, yeasts & fungi)
  • Microbial genome editing experience (recombination-based approaches, lambda red recombineering, CRISPR, random)
  • Experience with HTP data-driven experimental design and statistical analysis of large data sets
  • Reviews study protocols and attends the pre-initiation meetings for the related studies
  • Supports the daily operation, monitoring, and calibration of the equipment and software used in the lab
  • Maintains the laboratory and/or directs the lab maintenance with appropriate documentation, including
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Scientist, Molecular Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of scientist, molecular biology. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for scientist, molecular biology
  • Prepare, review and deliver scientific presentations as needed
  • Plans, organizes and conducts experimentation necessary to develop new products or improve or expand the claims of current Neogen products
  • Records daily experimental results, analyzes data and provides a summary of results to senior team members for review and planning of future experimental path
  • Develops, maintains and reports project timelines
  • Orders necessary materials to ensure timely completion of project
  • Ensures that all purchases are coded to the appropriate project budget
  • Supervises Research Technician(s) and/or Associate Research Scientists in team
  • Reviews results and plans (where necessary) of Research Technicians and/or Associate Research Scientists under his/her supervision
  • Makes presentations of experimental results at regular R&D group meetings
  • Reports research activities at monthly R&D meeting
Qualifications for scientist, molecular biology
  • An understanding of microbial physiology and molecular biology to construct microbial strains with desired fermentation traits
  • PhD in relevant field and 4-7 years in specialty preferred
  • Master’s degree in relevant field and 10-14 years in specialty preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 14-18 years in specialty preferred
  • Applicants should have a BS in biological sciences with a minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience
  • Experience with DNA microarrays is a plus

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