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Associate Research Scientist

Company: Rangam Consultants Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The advertised position provides an exciting opportunity to be a member of a highly innovative and collaborative NGS technology development team, in Sequencing Research Group, San Diego. As part of the larger Informatics and Predictive Sciences organization at CLIENT, the candidate will develop novel genomics assays and platforms, to better understand our pre-clinical and clinical-stage assets. The candidate will be in the unique position to engage with diverse scientific teams, utilizing enabling genomics tool to elucidate complex biological questions, with line of sight to benefit patient health. The position is for employment on a contract basis for 1 year, with potential to extend or convert. Responsibilities

  • Development and benchmarking of high-throughput RNA-seq assays
  • Perform routine cell culture and compound treatment of cells, along with functional assays related to drug response in cell lines
  • Work independently and/or in collaboration with other team members on new assay and protocol development
  • Develop and edit protocols and standard operating procedures
  • Perform a wide variety of basic molecular biology techniques with minimal supervision Skills/Knowledge preferred
    • The candidate should have a Master's degree with several years of experience executing molecular biology and genomics assays
    • Strong understanding of RNA-seq, DNA-seq NGS technologies, with a track record of utilizing such assays
    • Experience with assays such as targeted sequencing, multiplex PCR, ddPCR
    • Understanding of Illumina sequencing data and ability to interpret secondary data analysis metrics
    • Competence with standard cell isolation, cell culture, compound treatment, FF and FFPE tissue handling
    • Experience with standard molecular biology tools e.g., PCR, qPCR, FACS
    • Proficiency with MS Office suite, and ability to analyze and present genomic data
    • Strong organizational skills and comfort with systems e.g., Confluence, JIRA, SharePoint systems
    • Commit to quality by rigorous and constant evaluation of own work Additional Responsibilities:
      • Drive the implementation and utilization of novel genomics assays across diverse research programs
      • Foster impactful collaborative genomics initiatives within the organization
      • Must be a strong team player with a positive attitude
      • Ability to use technical skills and good time management to perform work efficiently and meet project timelines

Keywords: Rangam Consultants Inc., San Diego , Associate Research Scientist, Other , San Diego, California

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