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Research Associate 3 or 4 Posted: 07/31/2018



Full-Time Regulated Products

Position Summary:

This is a full time position. This position will join a team that will conduct molecular testing of clinical specimens for the identification of microbial analytes in support of regulatory applications for the company’s in vitro diagnostic products. Performs validations of nucleic acid extraction methods and real-time PCR assays and then implements testing on large sample sets. Designs, studies, conducts studies, analyzes data, performs troubleshooting and supervises other Research Associates. Requires problem solving skills, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, collaboration with other research groups, and ability to write protocols and reports. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures including PCR, RT-PCR, real-time PCR, and use of fluorescence-based nucleic detection techniques. May lead and direct work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. May provide guidance to other lower level personnel. Reports to a Scientist or Associate Director.

Training and Education

  • Requires a Master’s of Science or Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology or a related field and years of lab experience based on research associate level.
  • Research Associate 3 requires 5 to 8 years; Research Associate 4 requires 8+ years of experience in the field of molecular biology or a related scientific field. Experience with real-time PCR and cGMP compliance is desired.
  • Technical Writing skills.
  • Must be able to safely lift and maneuver 40 lbs.

Benefits and Compensation:

  • We offer competitive salaries
  • Vacation/holiday pay
  • Medical benefits
  • Stimulating work environment

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