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Research and Development Scientist – Assay Development

Houston, TX · Job ID: 9769 · · Industry: Staff Laboratory

When you think of Houston, what comes to mind? For me, my brain instantly focuses on the food: delicious Tex-Mex, Seafood and let's not forget the infamous Texas BBQ, especially the brisket.  Mmmm…brisket; though, now that I've officially made you hungry, perhaps we should focus on the opportunity available! 

Lighthouse Lab Services is representing an upcoming Forensic Reference Laboratory that is looking for an experienced Research and Development Scientist to join their team near scenic Houston, TX.  

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following: 

-Develop processes for rapid and efficient NGS library preparation from low-quant/-qual specimens, adapting existing products where feasible, and developing new methods and reagents.

-High multiplex PCR assay development.

-Manage multiple independent projects to meet milestones.

-Stay current with advanced molecular methods, scientific literature, and contribute to ideation, decision-making, and progress reporting meetings.

-Provide expert support for process design and assay development.
-Other duties as assigned.

Basic Preferred Profile: 

-Ph.D. in Genomics, Molecular Biology, or related. 
-2+ Years of Research and Development experience in Genomics and Molecular Biology REQUIRED.  
-Proficient with next-generation sequencing from low-quant/-qual sources, such as single-cell, FFPE, or ancient DNA.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a multi-functional team.
-Industrial experience in product/assay development preferred.
-Current knowledge of molecular biology and next generation sequencing library preparation is essential.-Industrial experience in product/assay development is preferred. 

Salary and Benefits: 

-Competitive Salary (Depending on Experience)
-Health, Vision & Dental
-Retirement Savings

If you fit the above profile, we'd love to hear from you!

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 14 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 |

Job ID: 9769  #MP

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