Scientist I (R&D) 9/9/2016

GeneDx Gaithersburg, MD

Company
GeneDx
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
3718BR
AJE Ref #
576124594
Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Doctoral Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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This position will be part of the R&D team responsible for developing new technologies and molecular tests for mutation analysis in our CAP/CLIA certified Clinical Sequencing Laboratories.

Responsibilities will include:

Lead the invention, development, testing and evaluation of next generation sequencing technologies.

Identify bottlenecks and streamline clinical laboratory testing procedures.

Design high throughput and scalable next generation sequencing assays for fully automated clinical laboratories.

Extensive hands-on use and troubleshooting of Illumina sequencing instruments.

Analysis of next generation sequencing data and interpretation of results.

Basic shell scripting.

Key Skills

Fundamental understanding of molecular biology techniques and principles.

Ability to multitask and prioritize laboratory and data analysis tasks.

Strong inter personal skills and the ability to lead the successful completion of experiments.

Ability to correlate next generation sequencing data with changes in the laboratory procedure.

Requirements:

PhD in Mol Bio, Biochem, Genetics, or related field.

Extensive experience with molecular biology techniques, including sequencing, electrophoresis, cloning.

Basic understanding of bioinformatics.

Attention to detail and accuracy are critical

Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

GeneDx is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.