Aptamer Scientist
Caris Life Sciences - Phoenix, AZ

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Responsible for conducting scientific research leading to the discovery and development of high value, proprietary molecular diagnostic products and related technologies. This position will focus on the protein chemistry to support our multiplex immunoasays in development. Job Responsibilities : Design and conduct experiments, collect data and analyze results in support of department project development objectives. Maintain laboratory records in accordance with company standards.

Assist with lab planning and equipment calibration and maintenance. Assist in the preparation of scholarly articles for publication. Present results of independent research; write reports/summaries for internal communications as well as patents and complete scientific papers for peer reviewed journals, publishing abstracts, manuscripts, or industry requirements. Engage in continuous learning and skill development, including both scientific and laboratory technology education.

Assists as needed to perform other related duties and special projects as required. Accepts other duties as assigned. Requirements : Knowledge, Skills, and Experience a. Strong understanding of scientific process, including hypothesis development, experimental design, selection of controls, etc.

b. Experience in development and optimization of antibody conjugation chemistries c. Experience with development of methods to create functional protein complexes d. Experience in advanced protein isolation techniques e.

Experience in phenotyping blood-based proteins f. Ability to interpret complex directions and understand complicated scientific project plans. g. Excellent molecular biology lab skills and working knowledge and experience with molecular lab equipment.

h. Strong molecular biology background; experience in molecular diagnostics. i. Detail oriented with ability to capture and record complex scientific data accurately and reliably.

j. Ability to solve independently and escalate problems appropriately and in a timely manner. k. Strong team skills with an ability to work with other employees in a positive and constructive way.

l. Good business judgment with ability to maintain project confidentiality. m. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, and general working knowledge of Internet for business use.

n. Drive for Results (Service, Quality, and Continuous Improvement) – Ensure procedures and processes are in place that lead to delivery of quality results and continually reassess their effectiveness to achieve continuous improvement. o. Communication – Proficient verbal and written communication skills.

Willingness to share and receive information and ideas from all levels of the organization in order to achieve the desired results. p. Teamwork – Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team. q.

Customer Service Focus – Demonstrate a focus on listening to and understanding client/customer needs and then delighting the client/customer by exceeding service and quality expectations. Education, Certification/Licensure, and/or Experience a. Masters or Ph.D. in a biological science related to molecular biology or biochemistry or similar field required.

b. Three to five years of lab experience required. Physical Demands a. Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use standard office equipment.

b. Ability to sit for extended periods of time. c. Ability to lift objects over 30 pounds.

d. May have exposure to high noise levels, fumes and bio-hazardous material in the lab environment. e. May be required to handle and transport hazardous waste materials.

Other a. Travel Required (Highlight One): Rarely Occasionally Frequently b. Weekends/Evenings/Holidays (Highlight One): No Yes, please explain This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.