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Research Associate - Molecular Biology

Company: Pairwise
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: March 17, 2019

Job Description:

Research Associate - Molecular Biology US-NC-Raleigh-DurhamJob ID 2# of Openings 2Category Research & DevelopmentOverviewPairwise believes healthy food should be affordable, convenient, and sustainable. We believe gene editing can be used to accelerate plant breeding in leveraging the natural genetic diversity in agricultural crops to address global food challenges. We are bringing the benefits of these new innovations both to producers and directly to consumers through the produce aisle of their local grocery store. Located in the Raleigh-Durham metro area Pairwise was formed in 2017 and has plans to add about 100 employees over the next year to help meet our aggressive product development goals. Pairwise is looking to hire motivated research associates and senior research associates into its Genome Editing Technologies and Trait Development groups to help achieve core aspects of the company's R&D platform and be part of developing our scientific strategy. Core responsibilities include applying state-of-the-art molecular and micro biology techniques in support of a plasmid vector construction and QC pipeline or in support of a quantitative high throughput plant genotyping pipeline. We are looking for candidates with bachelor or master's level training and the ability to work independently and as part of the team. Your contribution will be critical to helping Pairwise meet a set of aggressive targets and building a culture where science is fun.QualificationsBachelor or master's degree in a relevant field, such as molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biology, plant science, agronomy, horticulture, or any biological discipline requiring lab workPrevious lab work experience and demonstrated skills Knowledge and experience keeping accurate scientific records via LIMs and laboratory notebooksExperience and knowledge in laboratory safe practices, including use of PPE, SDSs and proper handling and disposal of laboratory wasteAbility to work collaboratively in a large lab settingAbility to work and manage time independently on individual experimentsApplicants with any previous experience in any of the following would be of particular interest:Operating/programing liquid handlers or automated laboratory equipment for setting up high throughput molecular assays Assay design and development for RT-PCR and qPCR applicationsPreparing and running next generation sequencing protocols for next generation sequencing applications (ex. amplicon sequencing, RNAseq, WGS, GBS etc.)Significant experience contributing to a plasmid cloning pipeline, including complex assembly methods, QC, and troubleshootingPM18ResponsibilitiesWork closely with staff scientists to establish and maintain reliable lab processes that fill critical R&D goals for genome editing technologies and trait productionApply experience and innovation to drive continuous optimization and improvements in standard processes that support these functionsDevelop your skill sets and bring new techniques and methodologies into the Pairwise research sphereCollaborate across multifunctional teams to find new insightsThrough time management and efficient planning, apply your skills and execute core responsibilities to proactively support multiple functions within R&D

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