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Associate Scientist II

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Location: South San Francisco, CA

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Job Description


The candidate will be involved in performing DNA quantitation, STR reactions, and capillary electrophoresis experiments. He (She) will also be trained to perform data analysis using HID real-time PCR and genotyping software. This contract term will be for 6 months.

Responsibilities Include:

Prepare large amount of DNA samples for qPCR, STR, and CE workflow.

Run and maintain qPCR and CE instruments in daily basis.

Perform primary data analysis and troubleshoot data problems.

Perform statistical data analysis and generate summary tables and charts.

Perform verification and validation of new instruments following written SOPs.

Present experiment results as needed to project team.

Job Requirements


Thorough understanding and hands-on experiences on PCR, qPCR, and CE technologies.

Good bench work and record keeping skills in molecular biology laboratory.

Ability to understand and follow instructions from testing documents.

Proficient in using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files for data analysis and presentation.

Strong team working, collaboration and partnership attitude.

Experience with instruments and downstream analysis preferred.

Knowledge of statistics and related software, such as JMP or Minitab, is desirable.


BS or MS in chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology with 3+ years industrial experience.

Practical experience in DNA quantitation (qPCR), Sanger sequencing, or fragment analysis.

Excellent time management and book keeping skills.

Good writing and verbal skills to communicate experiment results and issues.