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PDS Tech Inc Scientist II in Austin, Texas

PDS Tech is seeking candidates for a Scientist position in Austin, TX

Required responsibilities:

  • Will apply technical knowledge to isolate DNA/RNA from FFPE. Activities include DNA/RNA extraction, NGS library preparation and sequencing.

  • Will conduct experiments and/or evaluation of specific products under guidance

  • Will contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals

  • Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments

  • Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments

  • Prepares regular reports documenting experiments

  • Presents conclusions in 10-30 minute sessions

  • Ability to read and follow protocols accurately

  • Able to exercise independent judgment within generally defined procedures, laboratory methods and techniques

  • Able to recognize need for deviation from set procedures

  • Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly

  • Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve

  • Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock solutions and ability to make the buffers from recipes

  • Operate most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR and qPCR instruments, plate reader.

  • Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR…

Requirements:

Bachelors or Masters degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field.

At least 3 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting.

Skills and attributes:

  • Strong laboratory and technical hands on skills required:

  • Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly

  • Prepare solutions routinely from either powder or stock solutions following formulations

  • Operate most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, UV light box and camera, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR and qPCR instruments, plate reader

  • Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR

  • Familiarity with next-generation technologies such as library prep, sequencing, digital PCR. Hands-on experience is a plus

  • Experience with nucleic acid purification automation

  • Experience working with BSL2 sample types

  • Familiar with basic Microsoft tools including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

  • Creative and innovative

  • Strong multi-tasking skills

  • Works well in a team setting, help coordinate tasks within the team, inspires and co-ordinates people to achieve specific goals

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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