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Molecular Biologist/Geneticist Scientist

Post Date:Jan 08, 2019Type:Full-Time
Start Date:1/8/2019Salary:
Location:US-WI-River Falls Job Reference:14397

Job Description:
Eurofins BioDiagnostics, Inc. is a leading provider of seed testing services including seed and plant genetic and health services to the seed industry with customers worldwide. Eurofins BioDiagnostics uses state-of-the-art DNA, protein, phenotyping and analytical chemistry-based technologies to help customers reduce time to market and produce high quality seed.

Eurofins Bioanalytical Services is searching for a Molecular Biologist/Geneticist Scientist in River Falls, WI.

Eurofins BioDiagnostics, Inc. (EBDI) is seeking an energetic and creative Molecular Biologist/Geneticist to contribute to the high throughput genotyping services at EBDI especially in relation to the plant and animal breeding market. The scientist will conduct operational tasks and data analysis related to the high throughput genotyping services offered by EBDI. Familiarity and experience with STR (SSR) genotyping platforms, workflows, data scoring and reporting especially on Applied BioSystems 3730 DNA Analyzer will be required for this position. Familiarity with array-based and NGS-based genotyping platforms, their workflow, data scoring and reporting is recommended for this position. The goal is to make sure the day-to-day genotyping services are performed appropriately, accurately, and in a timely fashion.

Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following :

• Support the Agrigenomics lab manager and other supervisors in the lab in conducting all phases of DNA-based analysis of plant and animal samples.

Specific responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

• Preparation of paperwork,

• Preparation samples,

• Extraction of DNA,

• Implementation of qualitative and quantitative PCR-based assays,

• Analysis of PCR-products by agarose gel electrophoresis and fluorescence-based detection,

• Digital imaging of gels,

• Preparation of libraries, and genotyping of SNPs utilizing multiple platforms including the Applied BioSystems 3730 DNA Analyzer, Affymetrix GeneTitan, Illumina iScan, and Thermo Fisher Ion Torrent.

• Responsibilities may also include analyzing and formatting the data generated by these platforms.

The ideal candidate would possess :

• Experience with SNP based array platforms and scoring genotypic data is recommended

• Experience with high throughput DNA extraction methods and automated liquid handlers highly recommended

• Experience with end point and real time PCR methods and data analysis highly recommended

• Adequate experience to design experiments, trouble shoot and analyze the results

• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

• Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Basic Minimum Qualifications :

• BS degree in Molecular Biology/Genetics or related discipline

• 3 years' experience working in an industrial lab or a high throughput genotyping center or MS degree in Molecular Biology or Genetics

• Experience with STR (SSR) genotyping platforms, workflows, data scoring and reporting especially on Applied BioSystems 3730 DNA Analyzer will be required

• Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of River Falls, Wisconsin are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website .

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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Name: Eurofins

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