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Senior Scientist

Precision for Medicine

Precision for Medicine

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Position Summary:

This position will lead molecular projects with emphasizing through assay design and development, validation, and execution in a timely manner. Perform assays according to SOPs and support development of new procedures and improvement of existing SOPs. Supervise assigned laboratory staff to ensure efficient organization, quality, development and execution of project(s). Communicate results effectively to clients and develop lasting relationships to support future work.

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of molecular NGS scientific services to support the Translational Research needs of Precision customers
  • Must have next generation sequencing (NGS) experience using a variety of technologies, prefer Illumina platform, with key responsibilities in preparation and formulation of unique library prep reagents
  • Design and perform experiments, independently and accurately analyze and present data
  • High quality output is essential with the ability to build efficiency into improving productivity metrics
  • Work with management to develop project timelines and track to these timelines
  • Train and mentor junior staff in molecular techniques, data analysis, collation and presentation
  • Assist in establishing and improving all procedures and required SOP documentation
  • Responsible for trouble shooting and correcting scientific issues/problems
  • Identify, update and implement emerging laboratory techniques
  • Responsible for ensuring all equipment in the molecular laboratory is appropriately qualified, that preventative maintenances are performed as scheduled by the Facilities team and that team members are thoroughly trained in the correct use and maintenance of the equipment
  • Maintain and support safe lab practices and environment
  • Work collaboratively with other technical teams in resource sharing and providing technical expertise
  • Monitor Product and Service/R&D related project expenses
  • Act as a scientific resource externally to clients and internally
  • Assists with writing, reviewing and editing contract and grant applications/proposals as appropriate
  • Assist with writing and publishing papers, abstracts, techniques/or chapters to maintain the scientific standard and image of the company.
  • May present completed work at appropriate scientific meetings and in publications
  • Supervision of assigned project related laboratory staff to ensure quality, development and execution of project(s)
  • Lead a small team in product and services related to R&D activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum Required:

  • Ph.D. in Genomics/Genetics, Cellular/Cancer Biology, Immunology, Stem Cell, or related fields and 6+ years’ relevant laboratory experience OR
  • Master’s Degree and 10+ years’ in an academic core or industry is required

Other Required:

  • Experience in molecular biology, genomics or bioinformatics
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and function in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Must have the ability to organize and analyze data, as well as prepare reports
  • Excellent use of judgment and discretion required
  • Extended work hours may be occasionally necessary in order to meet business demands
  • Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. overhead with assistance; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language

Preferred:

  • A solid understanding of current GLP and/or ISO/CAP/CLIA standards
  • Experience supervising technical personnel
Precision is required by law in some states or cities to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Precision, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. This role is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, health insurance, retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, and paid time off for sick leave and vacation, among other benefits.
Reasonable estimate of the current range
$85,900$121,200 USD

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