Scientist

Organization
Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a Scientist to work within a dynamic interdisciplinary team to help develop, screen, and characterize enzymes and chemistries for our single molecule DNA sequencing system. The successful candidate is required to have a strong molecular biology background. Duties will primarily involve lab work, along with data analysis and sample verification. This individual will also be responsible for sample and database management. Lab responsibilities include cloning, protein expression and purification on a high-throughput platform, in addition to the development of novel template preparation strategies for the PacBio sequencing platform. Lab work could involve up to 4 hours per day of manual pipetting using single or multi-channel pipettors. The successful candidate will be involved with experimental design and implementation of independent projects. This individual will closely interface with other members of the group for the transition of materials.

Requirements

•    B.S. or B.A. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other closely related field.
•    4+ years of biotechnology industry experience desired.
•    Strong technical proficiency in general laboratory practices, particularly expertise in PCR, DNA purification, DNA quantitation, cloning, bacterial transformations, and plasmid preps.
•    Experience with protein expression and purification methods.
•    Experience with Next Generation Sequencing and sample preparation.
•    Knowledge of liquid automation instrumentation is beneficial.
•    Excellent pipetting skills and strong knowledge of good laboratory practices including practices for safe pipetting.
•    Attention to detail, organization, and the ability to manage and track high numbers of samples.
•    Experience with assay development is desirable.
•    Knowledge of FPLC and dye chemistry is desirable.
•    Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
•    Experience with working with databases.
•    Effective communication (written/verbal) and the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team is critical.
•    Self-starter who is innovative and willing to explore new methodologies.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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