Public Health Foundation Enterprises, In
Senior Molecular Biologist (Biotech)
The Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory (VRDL) is a seeking highly motivated Senior Molecular Biologist to work within the Respiratory and Gastroenteric Diseases Section (RGDS). In this role, the candidate will work collaboratively and cross-functionally with colleagues to develop molecular methods (PCR) and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) workflows that support the surveillance, diagnostics, and research efforts of the California Department of Public Health.
The Senior Molecular Biologist will be responsible for developing and/or improving upon current methods for the detection of respiratory and GI viral pathogens. In addition, this position will involve developing and optimizing SOPs for a range of sequencing assays used in public health. This includes development of and overseeing the NGS workflow (sample management, library preparation, sequencing, and basic data analysis). The ideal candidate should have a wide-ranging scientific background, hands-on experience in molecular and cellular biology, a comprehensive understanding of sequencing technologies, and familiarity in platforms such as Illumina.
The Senior Molecular Biologist is expected to stay updated with scientific literature, contribute academically by drafting abstracts and manuscripts, offer guidance to other scientists in VRDL, participate in grant writing, provide training for workshops and seminars, and help other units as needed.
The position is in Richmond, CA. Must be able to work flexible hours that may include weekends and holidays.
Must submit a resume with application.
The salary range for this position is $82,000 to $108,000 annually depending on experience/qualifications.
If hired for this position, applicant will be required to provide proof of full vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start date; or have a valid religious or medical reason qualifying the applicant for an exemption (that may or may not require accommodation). The applicant will need to have the qualifying exemption.
Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
General office and laboratory setting, indoors, temperature controlled
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Heluna Health is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.
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