Molecular Biologist, Pharmaceutical Development

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 11/27/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 14245
Molecular Biologist, Pharmaceutical Development
Menlo Park, CA


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Proficient in molecular biology and cell culture techniques; including but not limited to:
    • cloning, targeted mutagenesis, bacterial transformation, DNA preps
    • culture of mammalian cell lines using sterile techniques, cell transfection/transduction
    • DNA/RNA/protein isolation and analysis from cells as well as animal tissues (qPCR, RT-qPCR)
  • Support and assist the members of the team, as needed

Position Requirements and Experience:
  • At minimum, a bachelor’ s degree in Biomedical Science; preferably with 2+ years of experience working in a biotech company or fast-paced academic research lab.
  • Broad knowledge base in cell, molecular biology, and microbiology techniques.
  • Expertise in a variety of laboratory techniques such as recombinant DNA technology, including cloning, DNA/RNA/protein isolation and analysis, PCR, RT-qPCR, qPCR, Western-Blot, ELISA is required.
  • Expertise in sterile tissue culture techniques including, transfection, transduction, developing and maintaining cell lines.
  • Strong technical skills to generate high quality and reproducible data is a must.
  • Appropriate data analysis and maintenance of meticulous and accurate records is required.
  • Detail oriented and with time management skills.
  • Must be proactive, co-operative, and willing to work in a small team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office and other commonly used software.

Jesse Ashworth

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