RED Scientist II

South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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Job Description

Summary

  • The successful applicants will report to a Research & Early Development (RED) Team Leader, and will work within a team of scientists to conceptualize and develop a strategically aligned portfolio of products for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Carry out high-level and early-stage proof-of-concept research to explore and validate new product ideas
  • Contribute to a multidisciplinary team and collaborate with other departments to ensure effective product launch and support
  • Conduct regular project progress reviews to communicate key findings, conclusions and implications for project scope to internal stakeholders
  • Keep detailed and complete records of all experiments and project-related information

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • BSc (Hons), MSc or PhD in one or more relevant subjects such as molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics
  • The ability to critically evaluate and interpret experimental results
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of a broad range of molecular biology techniques
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to multitask, and to perform consistently under pressure
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Well-developed communication skills and ability to articulate key findings within cross-functional teams

Additional Notes

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with major commercial NGS technologies, platforms and applications
  • Practical experience with qPCR and/or NGS
  • Experience in flow cytometry
  • Experience in product/assay development
  • Practical experience with automated liquid handling instruments