Production Scientist - Molecular Biology Reagents

Organization
Lucigen Corporation
Job Location
Middleton, WI
Salary
Commensurate upon experience
Benefits

Lucigen offers competitive salaries and benefits. For more information, see http://www.lucigen.com/Careers.html

Job Description

Lucigen seeks an adaptable and collaborative production scientist to manufacture and provide occasional technical expertise for the Company’s molecular biology reagents. Additional responsibilities for the position include:

  • Independently perform manufacturing, quality control, distribution, materials management, and maintenance activities in a manner consistent with Lucigen’s ISO 13485 quality systems
  • Process, record, and analyze data following approved protocols and using good documentation practices
  • Effectively communicate results to the Lucigen team
  • Plan, schedule, and manage assigned functions and product families to provide product that meets the production plan and customer requirements
  • Identify process improvement opportunities based on first-hand observation and data review
  • Develop and conduct studies and follow protocols supporting process improvements, investigations, and corrective/preventative actions
  • Deliver high-quality documentation consistent with Lucigen’s quality systems
Requirements

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in relevant life sciences field with 3+ years’ industry experience. Additional requirements include:

  • Experience and proficiency in isolating DNA and RNA (large scale nucleic acid purification a plus)
  • Experience and proficiency in small- or large-scale DNA purification and manufacture:
    • DNA quantification by agarose gel or qubit
    • DNA digests with restriction enzymes
    • Agarose gel DNA extractions
    • Plasmid preps from bacterial culture
    • Sequencing setup and interpretation of results
    • Ligation and transformation
  • Adept at standard molecular biology procedures, especially nucleic acid amplifications
  • Proven track record working as part of a cross-functional team
  • Demonstrated experience with development and implementation of new technologies and technical processes that improve the quality, efficiency, and/or productivity of products and/or laboratory services
  • Effective communication skills with technical staff, peers, and customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude to work in a complex and rapidly growing company
  • Results-oriented, ensuring targets are met on time and on budget
  • Must demonstrate good professional judgement and reliability
  • Must be highly accurate and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

First-hand experience with molecular biology techniques is a plus.

About Our Organization

Lucigen Corporation is working to improve people's lives by providing quality products and services to life science and healthcare professionals. Lucigen provides biomedical research products and services to customers worldwide, all under an ISO 13485-compliant quality system. Core competencies include enzyme evolution, protein expression, cloning, competent cells, NGS, and molecular diagnostics.

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