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Senior Scientist, R&D

Company: LGC Limited
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: LGC Biosearch Technologies is a leading manufacturer of oligonucleotides, reagents, and custom life science solutions. The Senior Scientist position is responsible for participating in, and helping lead, the company's product research and development programs. This position requires an individual with strong problem solving skills, good laboratory technique, and the ability to design and execute complex experiments. This position requires a strong molecular biology background with a high level of expertise in PCR/qPCR, and the ability to learn new and emerging technologies that are oligo based. Familiarity with, or a willingness to learn the principles of oligonucleotide manufacture, from chemical components, to synthesis and purification is a must. The Senior Scientist will help decide future strategies of the R&D Department and the Company.Areas of Responsibility:This position requires a talented and self-managing individual to work closely with members of the R&D group to assist in development of new products and applications utilizing custom oligonucleotides.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.Essential Functions:* Perform standard molecular biology experiments, such as gel electrophoresis, PCR/qPCR, and NGS, to support projects in multiple application areas* Conceive of new biological applications for custom oligos and LGC's reagent portfolio* Collaborate with organic chemists and oligo synthesis experts to create oligonucleotides in support of novel products and applications for our customers* Assist in development of new methods for oligonucleotide synthesis and purification, to improve LGC's operational capabilities* Design and perform experiments, analyze and interpret data* Serve as Project Leader for R&D Projects of small to moderate scope.* Coordinate activities with other groups within the organization, depending on the needs of the assigned project* Track progress against project timelines, generate regular status updates, and communicate progress and problems at internal team meetings and with external collaborators* Conduct laboratory work in an efficient manner that ensures a safe working environmentOther Skills and Abilities:* Experience with a wide range of molecular biology techniques, as proven by a strong track record of laboratory-based research* Experience with organic chemistry or oligonucleotide synthesis is a plus* Strong understanding of qPCR, including different chemistries/probe types, their applications, strengths and weaknesses, design considerations, etc.* Understanding of the use of oligos in molecular biology beyond PCR, and a willingness to self-educate on new and emerging applications* Ability to troubleshoot experimental results* Ability to keep a clear and concise notebook* Ability to communicate effectively including communication of complex technical information to those with a non-technical background* Excellent work ethic with the ability to work as part of a team* Highly motivated, with the ability to self-manageCA1QualificationsEducation/Experience: Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a field of relevant specialty, with 1-5+ years post-degree experience. Degrees in Biology, Organic Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Genetics, or related fields are preferred.Computer Skills: * Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint* Relevant instrument software

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