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Automation Research Associate/Technician

Company: Locus Biosciences
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Locus Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented applicant to join our research and development team as a full-time Research Associate/Technician with a focus in automated processes. This individual will be responsible for executing protocols on high-throughput liquid handlers, maintenance of automated equipment, and carrying out broader research goals. This individual will be responsible for assisting in the generation, production, and characterization of novel antimicrobial products. The ideal candidate will be able to work efficiently to collect and track samples, organize inventory, and maintain meticulous records. This individual must be able to communicate effectively in formal and informal settings and be able to work well within a team. Candidates should have prior laboratory experience and be competent at basic laboratory upkeep activities.Responsibilities will include:Laboratory citizenship: Preparation and sterilization of microbiological media, inventory and ordering of laboratory supplies and reagents, close coordination within project teams to define material requirements.Automation: daily maintenance of automation equipment, tracking and ordering of inventory, operation of liquid handling units.Molecular biology assays: PCR, genomic DNA extraction, and sequencing sample preparations.
Candidate must possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or a related field
  • Familiarity with general laboratory equipment such as autoclaves, centrifuges, biological safety cabinets, balances, etc.
  • Familiarity with general laboratory techniques such as pipetting, plating bacterial cultures, serial dilutions, aseptic technique, and proper decontamination procedures
  • Familiarity with chemical and biological risks of working in a laboratory environment
  • Independent management of multiple projects, including reviewing, interpreting, and recording results.
  • Maintaining lab records, including updating existing and creating new spreadsheets to track different projects, strains, and lysates; preparing materials to facilitate team meetings and broader presentations inside and outside the company.
  • Good communication skillsPreferred qualifications:
    • Six months of experience between academic or industry research
    • Ability to assist in the design of experiments and interpretation of results
    • Familiarity with Next-Generation Sequencing and/or liquid handling units

Keywords: Locus Biosciences, Cary , Automation Research Associate/Technician, Professions , Morrisville, North Carolina

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