Molecular and Cell Biologist - Oncology Genomics

Posted 21 August 2023
Salary US$42 - US$58 per hour + Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
LocationSouth San Francisco
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameRachael Jalbuena

Job description

Molecular and Cell Biologist - Precision Medicine Oncology Genomics
Contract Length: 1 year with potential to extend
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Hourly Pay Rate: Commensurate on credentials/experience
Bachelors and Masters candidates - $42-45/hr
PhD Candidates can be considered for $55-58/hr
(Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401k benefits available at a cost)

Orion Group is seeking an experienced Molecular and Cell Biologist for our global pharmaceutical client's Oncology Genomics team in South San Francisco, CA. Work with a trusted industry leader and be a part of cutting edge research that will help save people's lives!

The Precision Medicine Oncology Genomics team is committed to drive translational genomic biomarker efforts for our pre-clinical and clinical stage programs. We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated molecular biologist with expertise in genomic methods to join the team support cutting-edge translational genomic research and biomarker efforts for our drug development pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:
* Perform single cell/CITE-Seq experiment and rigorous qualification checking to ensure high quality and reproducible data in a timely manner.
* Interpret and draw conclusions from QC results and optimize assay performance to farther project goals.
* Read relevant literature and adapt novel scientific methodology to advance research in single cell genomics.
* Work in dependently as well as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Main Qualifications:
* Master's degree in Life Sciences field with a minimum of 3+ years of molecular biology experience or Master degree with minimum of 6+ years of cell biology and molecular biology experiences.
* Broad and versatile technical expertise in molecular biology and cell biology assays, such as DNA and RNA extraction, primer design, qPCR, Gene cloning, RNA-Seq library prep, protein purification, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and flow cytometry analysis.
* Proven ability to work successfully in a team environment.
* Good general laboratory and organizational skills.
* Demonstrated critical thinking skills as well as excellence and productivity in independent research.
* Must be proactive and able to work effectively on multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Background in molecular biology and genomics field is desired.
* Proficiency in flow cytometry, cell sorting and single cell/CITE-Seq experiments in academic or industry setting is preferred.

Are you open to look at candidates willing to relocate?
* Yes, but must be willing to relocate at their own expense.

Years of experience/education and/or certifications required:
* Master's degree in Life Sciences field with a minimum of 3+ years of molecular biology experience or Master degree with minimum of 6+ years of cell biology and molecular biology experiences.

What are the top 3-5 skills requirements should this person have?
RT-PCR and Flow Cytometry

What is a nice to have (but not required) regarding skills, requirements, experience, education, or certification?
* Single Cell Sequencing

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.