Scientist, Metagenomics Specialist
Lab Support, A Division Of On Assignment - Los Angeles, CA

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Our client, a developer of molecular diagnostics, is currently seeking a qualified Scientist (Metagenomics Specialist) to join their expanding team. The candidate will evaluate a new DNA isolation protocol for its utility in metagenomics research and interact with the development team. This will include using standard molecular biology such as DNA isolation, cloning and PCR; nucleic acid detection assays using qPCR, next-generation sequencing, and other methods. Experience with both clinical and environmental samples is desired as is a published history in metagenomics research.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage 1-2 FTEs
  • Plan and execute experiments, utilizing standard and custom molecular biological methods
  • Examine data and prepare reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analysis
  • Grant writing