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Scientist - I (Assistant) - PA/NJ Only

Rahway, NJ 07065

Posted: 10/17/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 515779 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Molecular Biology contractor, Protein Engineering, Rahway: The Protein Engineering group is seeking an experienced researcher to support our molecular biology capabilities. The primary mission of the group is to design and engineer enzymes, therapeutic proteins/peptides to enable drug discovery and development. This position in our molecular biology team is responsible for DNA related workflow (gene library construction and cloning, high-throughput DNA preparation, and sequencing) to support our protein directed evolution workflow.

• Candidates for consideration should have a bachelor's degree in a biological science +2 years of experience in molecular biology, or an MS degree or PhD in a molecular biology related discipline.
• The successful candidate will have hands on experiences in various Molecular Biology techniques, including DNA cloning, DNA purification, PCR/qPCR, primer design, DNA sequencing and analysis, bacterial transformation and culture, and protein expression/purification.

Required Experiences and Skills:
• Expertise in Molecular Biology Techniques (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, Cloning, mutagenesis, gel electrophoresis, bacterial transformation and culture, protein expression/purification and analysis).
• Ability to independently design Molecular Cloning works.
• Experience with DNA sequencing technologies (Sanger & NGS) and sequencing data analysis.
• Strong communication and organization skills.
• Excellent teamwork and multitasking.
• Good documentation of experimental reports.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
Nice to have
• Molecular Biology and analysis software (Geneious, Benchling, etc).
• Programming skill (Python, etc) is plus.
• Experience in protein expression platforms (yeast, bacillus, mammalian) are plus.
• Experience in protein directed evolution platforms (phage display, yeast display, mRNA display) is plus.
• Experience with high-throughput screening and automated liquid handling are plus.
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