Job ID: #9449

Scientist (NGS)

Waltham, MA
Science Science
Research & Development

Position located in Waltham, MA


Responsibilities of the Scientist (NGS):

  • Optimize and improve existing plasmid DNA library construction methods for different NGS platforms.
  • Improving existing library preparation protocols to enable sequencing of samples of all sizes and complex sequence content.
  • Perform library quality control, quantification and assessments to ensure high quality sequencing data.
  • Work with bioinformaticians to develop analysis pipelines for different library prep approaches.
  • Present updates on progress, roadblocks, and new ideas in team meetings and company seminars.
  • Maintain detailed laboratory notebooks and documentation of all experimental work according to quality guidelines.


Requirements of the Scientist (NGS):

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field with 0-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Hands-on experience with next-generation sequencing library construction, including plasmid DNA library prep. Oxford Nanopore platform experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency with standard molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques like PCR, cloning, purification of DNA, and applications of nucleic acid modifying enzymes.
  • Understanding of sequencing platforms, data analysis processes, and bioinformatics tools.

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