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Molecular Scientist

Precision for Medicine

Precision for Medicine

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Position Summary:

The Molecular Scientist role will focus on molecular projects with emphasis on assay design and development, validation, and execution in a timely manner. Performs assays or analyses according to SOPs and support development of new procedures and improvement of existing SOPs. Works together with assigned laboratory staff to ensure efficient organization, quality, development, and execution of project(s). Communicates results effectively to clients and develop lasting relationships to support future work.

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

  • Supports the development and implementation of next generation sequencing (NGS) and pcr scientific services to fulfill the translational research needs of Precision customers
  • Designs and performs experiments, independently and accurately analyze and present data
  • Maintains a high quality output with the ability to build efficiency into improving productivity metrics
  • Coordinates with managers and team members to develop project timelines and meet milestones
  • Trains and mentors junior staff in molecular techniques, data analysis, collation and presentation
  • Assists in establishing and improving all procedures and required SOP documentation
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and correcting scientific issues/problems
  • Identifies, updates and implements emerging laboratory techniques
  • Responsible for ensuring all experiments are performed on qualified equipment with updated use and maintenance logs, to ensure reliability and traceability of the data
  • Maintains and supports safe lab practices and environment
  • Collaborates with other technical teams in resource sharing and providing technical expertise
  • Monitors project related expenses
  • Serves as a scientific resource to external clients and internal stakeholders as needed
  • Assists with writing reports and developing presentations for clients
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Required:

  • Master’s Degree with a concentration in Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, or related field of study
  • 5+ years’ of related laboratory experience

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


  • Ph.D. in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related fields
  • Wet lab experience in the entire NGS workflow (Illumina or Ion Torrent), from library preparation to sequencing.
  • Experience in quantitative PCR (qPCR), digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) and NanoString is a plus.
  • Experience in DNA and RNA extractions from a variety of sources is a plus.
  • A solid understanding of current GLP and/or ISO/CAP/CLIA standards
  • A combination of molecular biology wet lab and bioinformatics skills

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
$77,800$111,000 USD

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