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Research Specialist, NGS Biochemistry

Pennington Reserve at Upper Providence, Pennsylvania

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Location Upper Providence, PennsylvaniaUS Job ID JR-032675

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support experiments in high-throughput lab to deliver into R&D programs
    Activities may include, but are not limited to: preparation of E. coli cultures, preparation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) samples, and automation platform support
  • Perform lab/equipment user-level maintenance, troubleshooting, general laboratory prep work, maintain inventory of lab reagents and supplies and scheduled equipment quality checks.
  • Support multiple projects per week
  • Analyze, summarize, and communicate data to both technical and non-technical colleagues and collaborators.
  • Participate in group meetings to discuss data and operations.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time

Basic Qualification:

  • BS or MS in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry.
  • 2+ years’ experience working in research lab settings (academic or industry).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with a variety of cell biology and/or biochemistry lab techniques.
  • Ability to generate, analyze and visualize data.
  • Strong focus on Good Documentation Practices and data integrity.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, especially adherence to laboratory notebook practices.
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) workflows is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with automation/ high-throughput platforms and workflows is a plus.
  • Strong desire to learn and is able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Other Requirements:

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to remains in a stationary position more than 25% of the time
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move inside and outside labs
  • Frequently operate on instruments, objects, tools or controls, which will require regularly bending, squatting, stretching and reaching in order to perform in a service function.
  • Regularly move or lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally move or lift up to 100 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include without limitation, the ability to observe details at close range (within a few feet of the instrument), distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to perform the essential service functions of this position.
  • Occasionally operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in a laboratory, controlled environments requiring personal protective     equipment.
  • Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
  • Employee may be required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling.
  • Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.
  • Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.
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