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Scientist II, Biology

Company: Amerit Consulting
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Scientist II, Biology
Location: RTP, NC 27709
Duration: 6 Months contract

Relocation Expenses/ Assistance: NO

Pay Rate: $28/hr - $32/hr (depending on experience)

Job Description:
The associate will join a multi-disciplinary team developing molecular diagnostic solutions to address current and future healthcare needs in the infectious disease space.
The associate will be responsible for performing molecular assay work primarily focused on isothermal nucleic acid amplification.
The associate will be expected to analyze and interpret results to guide experimental design with minimal oversight.
An ideal candidate can demonstrate ability to adapt to the rapidly changing requirements of a dynamic work environment and to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Previous experience in microbiology and infectious disease is a plus.
Execution of molecular biology methods including DNA quantitation and characterization (Electrophoresis, Nanodrop, Qubit, etc) DNA extraction and purification, qPCR, and isothermal nucleic acid amplification
Apply good laboratory practice and analytical skills to support meticulous reagent and consumable inventory tracking
Work with other team members to resolve technical challenges during assay development.
Maintains familiarity of molecular diagnostics methodologies and demonstrate this knowledge within responsibility areas.
Provides technical input based on experience to colleagues and provides support to other functional groups.
Supports the development and/or adaptation of relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
May assist with product quality investigations.

Knowledge and Skills
Skilled with a variety of complex laboratory procedures and instruments.
Experience with DNA/RNA amplification methodologies
Skilled in Microsoft Excel to aid in generating various formulations
Proven ability to work effectively within a team, under direction, and independently.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience working in BSL-2 environment
Experience in execution of molecular biology methods including qPCR, DNA quantitation/characterization, DNA extraction and purification
Experience with isothermal nucleic acid amplification technologies is a plus

Job Requirements and Experience
B.A./B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, or related field
Scientist II: Minimum of 2 years of relevant academic, clinical, or industry lab work required.
Learning agility and timely execution of tasks is required
Experience with GLP/GMP standards are a plus

Keywords: Amerit Consulting, Durham , Scientist II, Biology, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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