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Molecular Biology QC Analyst


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Job Title: Molecular Biology QC Analyst
Location: West Lafayette, IN, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Inari Agriculture
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 5
Salary: Competitive
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Molecular Biology QC Analyst

West Lafayette, IN

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and self-motivated Research Associate to join our fast-growing and collaborative team. This is a hands-on, lab-based role with a focus on the integrity of molecular components entering and leaving the HTP gene editing production pipeline.

 

AS A QC ANALYST, YOU WILL....

  • Validate all molecular components (DNA, plasmids, vectors, etc.)  before release in the HTP editing pipeline
  • Maintain physical working stocks and archives of all molecular components received and constructed at the site
  • Create and maintain an electronic catalog of molecular components and associated QC data
  • Develop SOPs and train the team to streamline QC processes that enable product integrity
  • Support the continuous improvement of existing HTP workflows and processes

 

YOU BRING

  • Bachelor s degree with at least 5+ years lab experience or Master s degree and 2+ years lab experience in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. molecular biology, plant biotechnology) or equivalent lab experience
  • Experience in molecular cloning including restriction cloning, Golden Gate, Gibson assembly, and PCR-based assembly
  • Experience in NGS technologies and equipment
  • Knowledge of quality control laboratory processes
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Curiosity and a desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
  • A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
  • Ability to work independently

 

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in a production-scale environment
  • Knowledge of genome editing technologies
  • Experience in molecular cloning including restriction cloning, Golden Gate, Gibson assembly, and PCR-based assembly
  • Familiarity with Geneious, Benchling, or similar software for plasmid design and construction

 

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Job Post Date: 08/19/19
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