Candidate will evaluate a new DNA isolation protocol for its utility in metagenomics research and interact with the development team. This will include using standard molecular biology such as MeDIP, DNA isolation, cloning and PCR; nucleic acid detection assays using qPCR, next-generation sequencing, and other methods. Experience with both clinical and environmental samples is desired as is a published history in metagenomics research.
Manage 1-2 FTEs
Plan and execute experiments, utilizing standard and custom molecular biological methods
Examine data and prepare reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analysis
Interact with bioinformaticists. Possibly assume some informatic tasks.
PhD or MS in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, or closely related fields with more than 4 years of experience in a research and/or product development environment with industry experience.
Independent worker who is self-motivated
Detail oriented and strong troubleshooting capabilities.
Demonstrated success with UHTS library preparation and metagenomic analysis
Bonus skills: Enzymology, demonstrated grant history, PERL, JAVA or C++