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Temporary Research Scientist / Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Location: Boston
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. is looking for a contract research scientist skilled in Molecular Biology and Next Generation Sequencing to join our Functional Genomics team in Human Assay Technologies Department. The candidate will assist in executing and developing novel sequencing and PCR based assays for genomics-based projects. Responsibilities include purification of DNA and RNA, NGS library preparation at scale, running Illumina MiSeq instrument and overseeing NGS sequencing outsourcing. Above all, we are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.Requirements Job description

  • Experience with both column and solvent based nucleic acid purification at scale.
  • Experience with large scale NGS library prep for genome-wide CRISPR screening.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and perform qPCR, PCR and DDPCR assays.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to troubleshoot technical and scientific issues
  • Experience with cell culture is highly desirable.
  • Experience with single-cell RNA-sequencing a plus.
  • Must accurately and reliably execute protocols.
  • Maintains accurate and reliable record keeping including database management, notebooks, and all other pertinent documentation.Minimum Qualifications
    • B.S. or M.S (with 2 to 5 years experience) or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering or related discipline.
    • Must be flexible and willing to work across multiple projects and be adaptable to fast-paced environment.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills are essential.

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