Assistant Process Scientist
Ocean Ridge Biosciences, LLC - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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Immediate Job Opening – September 2, 2014

Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) is an established South Florida-based contract research laboratory focusing on RNA Profiling and Biomarker Discovery services. ORB’s services include microarray-based gene expression profiling, microRNA profiling, RNA sequencing, real time PCR, and multiplex immunoassays. The company is currently seeking a highly-motivated and entrepreneurial individual to fill the position of Assistant Process Scientist.

Description: The Assistant Process Scientist will perform contract experiments for ORB clients including DNA microarray hybridizations, mRNA and small RNA sequencing, real time PCR, and multiplex immunoassays. Duties will include isolation of RNA and DNA from multiple sources, performing assays in the laboratory, data processing, statistical analysis, pathway analysis, and preparation of detailed reports for customers. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining equipment and facilities, ordering supplies, receiving samples, shipping samples, and extensive record keeping. As a key member of the ORB team you will also contribute to sales and marketing by maintaining regular contact with customers throughout their projects, and by providing pre- and post-sales technical support.

Requirements: The position requires an A.A. or B.S. degree with coursework in chemistry, biology and mathematics and three or more years of experience in laboratory molecular biology. The ideal candidate should have substantial experience performing RNA extraction and purification, amplification and labeling of RNA and DNA, DNA hybridizations, and immunoassays. We also require proficiency in Microsoft Office products including the analysis and plotting of data in Excel. Basic laboratory math skills and some knowledge of statistics will be essential. Experience with microarrays, NextGen sequencing, and microsphere-based assays would be advantageous. The successful candidate will also demonstrate superior presentation, writing, and oral communication skills. A strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and consistent positive attitude are required. Neatness, attention to detail, and a willingness to keep careful records are also critical.

Compensation Package: Base salary commensurate with experience, performance-based bonuses, paid vacation, stock options, reimbursement for privately-obtained health insurance.