Scientist - Transcriptomics and Genomics
Ocean Ridge Biosciences, LLC - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) is seeking a Scientist with expertise in genomics to join a team of highly motivated molecular biologist focused on providing cutting-edge services in the fields of RNA Profiling and Biomarker Discovery.

Job Description: The Scientist will manage a mixture of R&D and client service projects which involve applying second generation sequencing, microarrays and other genome analysis technologies, to the advancement of the drug and biomarker discovery programs of our clients. R&D-related duties will include the evaluation of new RNA and protein profiling technologies and experimental approaches, and the validation and optimization of selected technologies in order to facilitate their implementation as services. Client service related duties will include planning projects, directing laboratory staff, conducting contract wet-lab experiments, providing guidance on analysis to bioinformatics staff and drafting results reports and presentations. The Scientist will routinely communicate with clients and collaborators about ongoing projects by phone, e-mail, and in face-to-face meetings.

Requirements: The Scientist will possess a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related field and 0-5 years of experience working in an industrial biotechnology lab. The selected candidate will have substantial laboratory experience with the manipulation and analysis of RNA and DNA. Expertise with DNA library preparation, exome enrichment, DNA or RNA immune-precipitation, SNP genotyping, RNA preparation, microRNA analysis, or splicing analysis would be preferred. The candidate should also have direct experience with experimental design and statistical analysis for systems biology experiments; experience using databases (e.g. MySQL) and statistical analysis software (R, SAS) is desirable. Although not required, a preference would be given to candidates with working knowledge of statistical analysis methods for diverse applications including clinical trial data, biomarker selection, genome-wide association, ChIP-Seq, methylation sequencing, or digital karyotyping.

This position requires excellent technical writing skills which must include a mastery of standard grammar and the ability to succinctly communicate scientific methods and data interpretation. The capacity to draft publication-quality first author scientific publications, including production of figures and supplementary data tables, is a primary requirement of the position. The selected candidate must be willing to maintain detailed and legible written records of experiments, data analysis procedures, and client communication. Because of the client-centered nature of ORB’s business, excellent oral communications and presentation skills are critical. A strong work ethic and a consistent positive attitude are also required.

Compensation: Base salary commensurate with experience, plus bonuses and stock options.


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