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Associate Scientist/Research Associate

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Title: Associate Scientist/Research Associate

Location: West Valley City, UT

Employer status: Full-time

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Requirements: Experience and Qualifications:
B.S. or M.S. in microbiology or molecular biology, with relevant industry experience or significant academic laboratory experience
Experience in the development of nucleic acid-based IVD assays preferred
Excellent communication skills
Can-do attitude with a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure project success
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required
This is a full-time permanent position working Monday through Friday. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Description: We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong background in molecular biology and microbiology for this full-time position. Position will require learning array preparation, assay development, and optimization of signal generation techniques. The position is expected to be nearly full-time in the laboratory.
Key Responsibilities:
Culturing, organizing, and tracking bacterial strains for daily experimental use.
Performing bacterial plating experiments for CFU determinations
DNA/RNA isolation, quantitative PCR, and gel electrophoresis.
Perform assay optimization studies for performance and reliability
Perform and manage verification and validation studies
Assist in clinical evaluation planning
Support clinical evaluations of diagnostic tests at internal and external sites
Organize results logically and present at team meetings and project reviews

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