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NGS Scientist

We are currently seeking a highly motivated full-time NGS Scientist in our Gaithersburg, MD office. Successful candidates shall be able to perform the key functions listed below, as well as be change-ready and willing to have a roll-up-sleeves, can-do approach.

The key areas of responsibilities of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Must have proven hands-on work experience for the development of NGS sample prep techniques and assay development
  • Provide technical guidance to develop and test custom NGS workflows and novel NGS applications. 
  • Independently run, optimize, and troubleshoot existing NGS workflows and microbiome assays
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other members of project teams to design, analyze, and interpret NGS data
  • Present work at project and department meetings, contribute to publications and internal reports
  • Perform rigorous analysis of internal and external microbiome data sets
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn in a rapidly changing, growing organization
  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, and honesty to meet the quality standards, objectives, and goals

Minimum education and professional requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, microbiology, or a related scientific discipline, preferably with experience in NGS techniques; or
  • Master’s degree in molecular biology, microbiology, or a related scientific discipline with 5 years of hands-on NGS experiences.
  • Experience with a variety of next-gen sequencing platforms: Illumina, ONT, PacBio etc.
  • Experience in methodologies in nucleic acid isolation, and library preparations from diverse microbiome sample types
  • Strong organizational and communication skills including oral, written, and presentation techniques in English
  • Experience with LIMS in a lab environment and create and review SOPs
  • Experience working in a regulatory setting industry
  • High-quality track record of publications in microbiome or bioinformatics research
  • Knowledge of programming languages (Java, Python, SQL, R, etc.) to manipulate NGS data and experience with AWS is a plus.

Microbiome Research Associate

The key areas of responsibilities of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with scientists for methodologies optimization including design and planning of experiments and assays
  • Independently conduct laboratory experiments to gather data for major research projects
  • Review ongoing literature and related research articles for research and development of new protocols.
  • Perform essential laboratory work such as extraction, purification, and QC of nucleic acids from diverse microbiome specimens, and preparation of stocks, buffers, and reagents with sterile technique.
  • Perform NGS library preparations/quality assessments and PCR, qPCR and gel electrophoresis
  • Run and maintain next-generation sequencers and perform basic microbiome data analysis
  • Organizing and summarizing data and metadata, in collaboration with team
  • Create and revise laboratory protocols, documents, and SOPs as needed
  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, and honesty to meet the quality standards, objectives, and goals.

Education and professional requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Master’s degree or higher (Microbiology/Biology/Chemistry or related field)
  • Excellent experimental skills and a strong background in the latest molecular biology and genomics methodologies.
  • Minimum of 1-year research experience in microbiome using NGS technology
  • Experience with NGS library preparation, and NGS sequencing operations and maintenance will be preferred
  • Experience with DNA and sequencing library QC methods
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Ability to communicate and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal/written and interpersonal communication skills in English
  • The ability to produce high-quality work on complex problems with cross-functional involvement; to anticipate and proactively prevent risks and compromises to quality
  • Highly detail-oriented, have strong organizational skills
  • Broadly knowledgeable in bioinformatics techniques for comparative genomics, transcriptomic or metagenomic data analysis. Hands-on experience in NGS data analysis preferred.

NHS Laboratory Associate

The key areas of responsibilities of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Extraction, purification, and QC of nucleic acids from diverse microbiome specimens
  • Next-generation sequencing library preparations and quality assessments
  • PCR, qPCR and gel electrophoresis
  • Run and maintain next-generation sequencers and perform basic NGS data analysis
  • Preparation of stocks, buffers, and reagents with sterile technique. Monitoring of stock levels and reordering stocks as needed
  • Organizing and summarizing data and metadata, in collaboration with team
  • Working closely with other scientists and researchers on design, planning, and optimization of experiments and assays
  • Create and revise laboratory protocols, documents, and SOPs
  • Perform laboratory-related administrative tasks
  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, and honesty to meet the quality standards, objectives, and goals.

Education and professional requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (Microbiology/Biology/Chemistry or related field)
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in molecular biology or NGS technology
  • Experience with NGS library preparation, and NGS sequencing operations and maintenance will be preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal/written and interpersonal communication skills in English
  • The ability to produce high-quality work on complex problems with cross-functional involvement; to anticipate and proactively prevent risks and compromises to quality

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