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- Austin, TX
o Act as technical lead for multiple projects by planning and executing lab experiments.
o Supervise and mentor junior level team members.
o Document all observations and findings according to Perkin Elmer Design Control Process.
o Design and conduct experiments using hybridization capture, amplicon panel, and RNA-based NGS workflows.
o Analyze and interpret data.
o Present experimental findings and interpretations to research team members, cross-functional leaders, and senior management.
o Demonstrate technical proficiency in nucleic acid extraction, amplification, hybridization, and sequencing library preparation workflows.
o Demonstrate ability to collaborate with others.
o Actively trouble shoot and identify opportunities for optimization, applications, and products.
o Participate in both the design review and document control process and activities.
Education and Experience:
o Ph.D. in relevant life sciences field (i.e.; genetics, molecular or cellular biology, or similar).
o >5-year experience after PhD (including (> 2 years industry experience) with demonstrated direct hands-on experience with NGS library preparation, target enrichment, and sequencing run set up .
o Illumina NGS workflow and platform experience required (with Ion Torrent workflow and platform experience a plus).
o Must demonstrate in-depth understanding of underlying sequencing technologies and mechanisms.
o Highly multiplexed amplicon PCR experience preferred (multiplex primer design experience a plus)
o Demonstrated hands-on experience with RNA-Seq is a plus
o Demonstrated experience in product or assay launch is required (IVD experience not required)
o Demonstrated understanding of NGS data analysis pipelines (familiarity with Linux a plus)
o Ability to plan and execute complex experiments in a timely fashion.
o Able to multi-task effectively and be fully committed to project timelines.
o Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
o Good verbal and written communication skills.
o Ability to work in fast pace environment.
o Experience working in a regulated environment under a controlled design review process is preferred.
PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.
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