Senior Molecular Biologist
Job Description
Employee Responsibilities:
·       Perform a wide range of analyses primarily method development and validation of projects within, but not limited to, molecular biology areas of Biopharmaceutical Services.  Meet TAT for assigned testing/projects and work independently.
·       Review and evaluate raw data for acceptability.  Assist other technical staff in evaluation of raw data for acceptability.
·       Set up and validate new analytical or related processes used by the department. Lead a project through completion of the project. Be able to plan and organize work week and communicate schedule to management when required. Attend client facing meetings as needed.
·       Document work as required for GMP compliance. Work with quality departments to ensure all documentation meets GMP requirements for each assay developed.
·       Troubleshoot method and instrumentation problems; be proactive in solving technical problems.
·       Train technical staff and perform internal data review as need arises.
The Ideal Candidate would possess:
·       Bachelor’s with at least 5 years’ experience, Masters with at least 3 years’ experience or PhD with 2 years post-doctoral work will be considered.
·       Extensive experience in molecular biology, as well as method development experience, particularly in qPCR, RT-qPCR and DNA sequencing, ELISA, Cell Based assays and Droplet Digital PCR.
·       Proficiency in gel electrophoresis methodology, including Northern and Southern blotting is preferred.
·       Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills; previous experience with any LIMS.
·       Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail.
·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
·       Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
Minimum Qualifications:
·       Bachelor’s degree in molecular/cellular biology or other related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience; Master’s or Doctorate preferred but not required
·       At least three years hands on experience in a molecular/cell biology laboratory; industry and/or contract testing experience desired

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