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Molecular Biologist, Crop Genetics

Location : Research Triangle Park, NC
Job Type : Contract
Reference Code : 11062
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2+
Required Education : Bachelor Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Our client is looking to add a contract Molecular Biologist to their Crop Genetics team in Research Triangle Park, NC. 





THIS IS A CONTRACT POSITION CURRENTLY BUDGETED FOR 6 MONTHS (WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION) AND A PAY RATE OF $27/HOUR. 

 


 


The contract Molecular Biologist will assist with generation of next generation sequencing (NGS) data to support crop trait discovery and molecular breeding projects. The selected candidate will work within a small team to develop NGS methods, optimize and implement for diverse projects. The candidate will be responsible for performing various molecular biology protocol steps comprising of DNA isolation, library preparation, Illumina and Nanopore based sequencing.






Major Tasks/Responsibilities



  • Work within a group of laboratory scientist that perform DNA isolation, NGS library preparation, sequencing on Illumina and Oxford Nanopore sequencers.

  • Record and summarize sample preparation steps in a laboratory notebook

  • Work well with others, contribute to team synergy

  • Ensure compliance to Safety and Stewardship programs


Required Qualifications :
Qualifications 



  • BS with minimum of 2 years of relevant experience with DNA sequencing within a research laboratory

  • Experience in the field of molecular biology providing Next Gen DNA sequencing

  • Experience with next gen sequencing library construction

  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize DNA sequencing library construction protocols

  • Experience with long read DNA sequencing technologies will be a differentiating capability

  • Creative and flexible thinking while maintaining attention to organizational detail

  • Proficient verbal, written, and presentation skills. Proficient in MS Office Applications




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