Scientist

Location
Alexandria, MN
Salary
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Posted
Aug 27, 2020
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time
The Scientist is a multi-disciplinary molecular biology position that will contribute to the organization as part of the Laboratory Operations team, bringing curiosity, problem solving skills, and scientific acumen to LGC. The Laboratory Operations team supports various wings of the organization such as Research and Development, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and Manufacturing.

The scope of this position will include support of new product development, the development of new applications or data generation for existing products, and continued customer support. This may include operating molecular biology lab instrumentation, developing testing methodologies, analysing and troubleshooting data, and staying current on emerging technologies in the field of molecular biology. This position will require a fusion of knowledge from genomics, molecular biology, chemistry, PCR-based genetic analysis, and laboratory automation.

Areas of Responsibility:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

Essential Functions:
Research and Applications Development: The Scientist holds an important role for current and future scientific applications. This may include development of applications with existing technologies or product extensions, and involve performing feasibility and proof of concept studies. The position will assist in guiding new product development or improvements to existing products. The Scientist must effectively apply knowledge of chemistry and instrumentation to provide solutions that meet customer needs. The role also requires searching relevant literature in the field to stay current in the molecular biology arena.

Customer Support and Troubleshooting: The Scientist applies knowledge of LGC instrumentation and chemistry to provide technical support and troubleshooting for customer related issues. This role may also include the responsibility to work with current and future customers in developing new applications using existing chemistry products and instrumentation, which may be in support of commercial opportunities.

Scientific Presentations and Training: This role includes developing concept papers and presenting informally to internal and external customers and at scientific meetings. This typically involves designing experiments, using best practice to generate relevant data using LGC instrumentation and chemistry for paper and poster presentations. The Scientist may also be called upon to provide training to both internal and external customers.

Laboratory Operations and Literature Searches: Contributes to the routine operation of the laboratory through supporting day-to-day activities. Searches relevant literature in the field to stay current in the molecular biology arena.

Education:
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or related field with 3-5 years of experience.
Preferred: Master's or PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or related field.

Experience and Technical Skills: Experience in the field of genetics and/or molecular biology. Working knowledge of and/or experience with PCR, Real-Time PCR, nucleic acid purification, data analysis, and experimental design

Essential competencies and behaviors:
* Strong documentation, experimental design, and problem solving skills
* Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent written and verbal communication and documentation skills in English. Strong presentation skills
* Strong organisational skills and careful attention to detail
* Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organisation
* Proficient in the usage of Microsoft Office software
* Knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques, laboratory automation, chemistry and laboratory process
* Promotes cooperation within a team to and uses expertise to provide recommendations to achieve goals and deliverables
* Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively

For more information about LGC, please visit our website www.lgcgroup.com or click on the ''apply'' button