Research Associate, Molecular Biology/Genome Editing - Coralville, IA | Biospace
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Research Associate, Molecular Biology/Genome Editing

Exemplar Genetics

Location:
Coralville, IA
Posted Date:
7/14/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Associate, Genomics, Molecular, Molecular Biology, Research,

Job Description


Exemplar Genetics, a leader in innovative biomedical animal models, is seeking a highly motivated and creative Research Scientist at our Coralville, IA facility.  This position will report to the chief scientific officer and be responsible for the development of genetically modified large animals.  The candidate should have strong expertise in molecular biology and cell culture techniques.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are required. Exemplar Genetics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Manage timelines and deliverables.
•   Clear communication in both oral and written form.
•   Utilization of appropriate technology, i.e. Outlook, PowerPoint, and other programs to create and distribute reports and key information.
•   Coordination of parallel tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization.
•   Interpret and effectively execute upon a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.
•   Self-motivated and independently minded.
•   Positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of levels and function.
•   Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
•   Responsive, can-do attitude.
•   Effective organization and implementation of group projects.
•   Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
•   Energized by accomplishments and excellence in the workplace.
•   Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting.

Requirements


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

•   B.S. in molecular biology (or related field) with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience or M.S. in molecular biology (or related field) with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience.
•   Expertise in molecular and cell biology.
•   Expertise in mammalian cell genome modification.
•   Strong knowledge of genome editing.
•   Strong knowledge of cell culture.
•   Good understanding of gene delivery technologies and their applications.

DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES

•   Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values.
•   Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness.
•   Capable of fostering change in an organization.
•   Deals with conflict in a direct, positive manner.
•   Ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment and demands.
•   Able to reach rational conclusions through complex processing of information.
•   Fosters innovation through creative solutions.
•   Effective organization and implementation of group projects.
•   Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
•   Energized by accomplishments and excellence in the workplace.
•   Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

•   Prolonged standing and/or sitting.
•   Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment, standard laboratory equipment (i.e., pipette, detector, etc.), and heavy lab equipment.  
•   Carrying, handling, lifting, and reaching for objects up to 25 lbs.
•   Exposure to hazardous/toxic/radioactive reagents and potentially to experimental animals.

For more information about Exemplar Genetics, please visit our website at www.exemplargenetics.com.