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days ago Merckgroup

Associate Scientist 3

  • Internship
  • Rockville ( Clarke County )
  • IT development

Job description

Associate Scientist 3

Your role:

As an associate scientist/molecular biologist within our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) group in our Rockville, Maryland facility, your activities will support commercial biosafety testing within the organization, specifically using NGS platforms. You are responsible for the scientific integrity of technical work performed in the laboratory, and are required to make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/ documentation and ensure all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/ industry standards. Requirements also include maintaining a thorough understanding of company testing services, technical principles and applications as they apply to your position.

Your primary responsibilities will be to provide support for the day to day operation of the facility and to contribute to the timely execution of NGS service offerings for our customers. You will liaise closely with laboratory management, bioinformatics and support staff to ensure internal and external expectations are met or exceeded. You will be responsible for performing custom and routine NGS testing in accordance with all SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP). You will be expected to lead by example and work collaboratively to advance the application of NGS in the field of biosafety testing.

Who You Are:
Minimum Qualifications:

· PhD in scientific discipline(i.e. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 1+ years of equivalent laboratory experience – OR –
· Master’s degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 1+ years of equivalent laboratory experience – OR –
· Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 3+ years of equivalent laboratory experience – OR –
· Associate degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 6+ years of equivalent laboratory experience – OR –
· 10+ years of equivalent laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

· Strong molecular biology skills, especially related to NGS
· Broad working knowledge and experience with relevant laboratory practices, techniques, equipment (including automation), materials and mathematical calculations
· Ability to contribute immediately with little training and supervision
· Experience working in a regulated environment (GMP/GLP) is critical, but may be gained on-the-job
· Excellent oral and written communication skills that have been demonstrated through presentations, seminars, oversight of projects, etc.
· Intermediate to advanced skills in applicable computer programs
· Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
· Multi-tasker who can handle multiple high-complexity projects at one time
· Working knowledge of experimental design
· Proficiency in the use of basic laboratory techniques, equipment and materials
· Excellent time management skills and ability to work under minimal supervision
· Broad working knowledge of lab policies and assays


Job Requisition ID: 206742

Location: Rockville

Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)

Working time model: full-time

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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