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Associate Scientist - 18-00649
Ref No.: 18-00649
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Position Type:Contract
Your role:

As an associate scientist/molecular biologist within our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) group in our Rockville, Maryland facility, your activities will support commercial biosafety testing within the organization using NGS platforms. 

Your primary responsibilities will be to provide support for the day to day operation of the facility and to contribute to the timely execution of NGS service offerings for our customers.
You will liaise closely with laboratory management, bioinformatics and support staff to ensure internal and external expectations are met or exceeded.
You will be responsible for performing custom and routine NGS testing in accordance with all SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP).
You will be expected to lead by example and work collaboratively to advance the application of NGS in the field of biosafety testing. 

Who you are: 
  • You have a university degree (Bachelors or higher) in the scientific discipline of molecular biology, with at least five years of experience, post degree, as a molecular biologist working with appropriate NGS instrumentation and techniques 
  • You have relevant working knowledge and experience executing technical projects in the areas of molecular biology, and/or commercialization 
  • You are skilled in applicable computer programs including Microsoft applications. 
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills and time management skills. 
  • You are a forward thinker with creative and innovative ideas that you are willing to share. 
  • You are highly collaborative, but can also work independently and demonstrate a high level of initiative and confidence.