Genomics Scientist, Research & Development

Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. - Elmwood Park, NJ

Full-time
Position Summary:
The Genomics Research Scientist position is available within the Genomics Research and Development Group at BioReference. As part of the Genomics R&D team the candidate will improve current Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) workflows as well as bring on new technologies and develop novel diagnostic assays and approaches.

Position Responsibilities:
Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Engage in fundamental diagnostic assay development and seamlessly transition their work into the clinical setting.
  • Acquire new technical skills
  • Drive projects to completion on time.
  • Play an active role in experimental design.
  • Work closely with the clinical production laboratory to successfully integrate newly developed assays and products.
  • Communicate the status of projects, in presentations and in reports, to internal stakeholders.
Required Education & Experience

  • BS degree in Biology, Genetics, Genomics or relatable life science with at least 4 years of experience within an NGS laboratory
OR

  • MS degree in Biology, Genetics, Genomics or relatable life science with at least 2 years of experience within an NGS laboratory
OR

  • PhD degree in Biology, Genetics, Genomics or relatable life science with experience developing new DNA or RNA molecular tests
Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in the fundamentals of molecular biology and related protocols (including DNA/RNA preparation, DNA/RNA quantification, DNA hybridization, PCR, qPCR, multiplex amplification and DNA bead-based purification).
  • Demonstrated NGS laboratory experience.
  • Experience troubleshooting molecular biology protocols
  • Rapidly acquire expertise in new techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to train others on new assays
  • Ability to execute multiple projects at the same time.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience developing new molecular assays (highly desired)
  • Experience with liquid handling robotic equipment
  • Experience with Illumina or ThermoFisher sequencing technology
BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled