Scientist II, Research

Organization
Asuragen, Inc.
Job Location
2150 Woodward St.
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
Benefits

We invest in your well being: health and dental coverage, stock options for every employee, wellness initiatives, disability coverage, 401(k) plan, professional development and more.

Job Description

Asuragen is seeking an outstanding scientist who can work independently and as part of a team to develop innovative technologies and advance molecular assays for the preservation, isolation, and quantification of nucleic acid biomarkers.  This high-impact position will help expand Asuragen’s molecular diagnostics portfolio that currently influences over 15 million patient management decisions each year. 

 

The Scientist position requires strong problem solving abilities, high levels of technical proficiency, excellent oral and written communication, and a collaborative mindset.  Scientists contribute to project-based teams within Asuragen Research to develop and optimize sample-to-answer workflows for nucleic acid-based tests. This specific role will support several technology initiatives that span from the development of improvements to existing products to the cultivation of novel high-impact technologies.  Successful candidates will join a fast-growing company of more than 100 employees focused on enhancing patient care through the development of multiplexed diagnostic assays for several disease areas. 

 

Qualifications:

  • A B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, or related field
  • A track record of consistent productivity and creativity in multiple work environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, yet collaboratively, to advance team goals
  • Proactively identifies solutions that support project objectives
  • Recommends alterations to project plans based on technical results
  • Provides high-level data analysis and communicates these results to others
  • Proficiency with different RNA/DNA isolation methods, real-time PCR, ddPCR, multiplex PCR and/or next-generation sequencing and mutation analysis
  • Excellent oral presentation and writing skills
  • A desire to contribute to improving patient care through diagnostic technologies, particularly in genetics and oncology
Requirements
  • Laboratory experience in an industry setting
  • Novel research, method optimization, and/or product development in DNA or RNA sample preparation techniques and/or experience in molecular analysis of nucleic acids from liquid biopsies
  • Experience with bioinformatic tools and databases (NCBI, COSMIC, Ensembl, IGV)
  • Expertise in multiple technologies/fields
About Our Organization

Asuragen is a global diagnostic products company delivering solutions that build knowledge and understanding of complex clinical questions. Asuragen’s application of its deep scientific heritage and molecular expertise delivers diagnostic products in oncology and genetics that provide the best answers with optimal workflows – so time can be spent delivering actionable insights, rather than searching for them. With innovative approaches to kit development and a broad range of molecular chemistries, Asuragen produces assays that ensure reproducible results. From discovery and development to regulatory support to global commercialization, we also provide a tailored approach that efficiently delivers custom and companion diagnostic products for our partners. Asuragen is located in Austin, Texas, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 of “best places to live” list of US cities. Asuragen offers a competitive salary, medical, dental, disability and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching contributions, employee stock option plan, and a tuition reimbursement plan.

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