NSS - Product Development Research Associate
Company: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Position: Product Development Research
Job Type: Part-time Temporary
Note: 3+ Years of Experience
Network Services & Support (NSS), Inc. is a customer-focused
reseller and integrator of today's leading-edge networking
technologies. NSS is located on the HudsonAlpha Institute for
Biotechnology campus in Cummings Research Park.
A candidate for this
position must demonstrate high initiative, adaptability, technical
expertise, and a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment. The
Part-Time, Temporary Research Associate will support the Assay
team in project-oriented
tasks including assay development, optimization, and validation of
molecular laboratory techniques.
Essential Duties and
in a BSL-2+ laboratory, including handling of infectious agents or
specimens and performing microbial culture.
- Perform experiments
with meticulous attention to detail to ensure accuracy and
- Maintain detailed
laboratory records of all procedures, data, and
with the Assay team lead to prepare project-oriented deliverables,
tasks, schedules, and reports.
standard laboratory calculations, including reagent preparations
and serial dilutions.
laboratory skills, including aseptic technique, pipetting
proficiency, and reagent preparation.
- Be capable of
identifying issues which may adversely affect experimental
performance and apply technical expertise to aid in
- Prepare or edit
standard operating procedures and work instructions, as
- Ability to apply principles,
theories, and concepts in areas of molecular biology, microbiology,
Eagerness to learn and
apply advancing concepts and technologies and ability to learn new
- Help maintain
laboratory inventory of supplies, reagents, and
- Participate in job-specific
training, which could include working in a light shop.
- Prepare to wear closed-toe shoes
daily, if necessary.
Comply with company
health, safety, and environmental policies.
- Be a team player and
collaborator with a
Be able to multitask
in a fast-paced environment.
Work well in a
communicate effectively with internal and external
to manage individual project tracks with minimal
individual tasks contributing to project and team
- Ensure timely and
efficient completion of tasks.
Master's degree in
cell and molecular biology, biochemistry (or related discipline)
with at least one year of research laboratory experience or a
Bachelor's degree in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry (or
related discipline) with 3+ years research laboratory
Prior experience with
PCR is required, and experience with qPCR and/or RT-qPCR setup and
analysis is preferred.
Prior experience with
quality reagent and product testing and document management is
Prior demonstration of
initiative working independently and as part of a team.
Strong analytical and
Microsoft Excel and Word.
Strong written and
verbal communication skills, with the ability to prepare reports,
graphs, and presentations
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/Mental
ADA Requirements The
physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions
described below are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential function of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential
Disclaimer - All job
requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in
the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals
with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who
pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or
other employees. This job description in no way states or implies
that these are the only duties which will be required in this
position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related
duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines
and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment
remains on an "at-will" basis.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position (sit or stand) for
prolonged periods (50% of the time).
Constant moving during hosted events.
Frequently position self (e.g. stoop, crouch, crawl, bend) and pull
and push to maintain computers and audio/visual equipment in the
Must be able to transport materials required for various
experiences. This includes lifting and moving up to 25 pounds of
materials (e.g. small stacks of
textbooks or media equipment) between classrooms/laboratories and to and from
parking lots and buildings.
Frequent operation of common office equipment (e.g. computers,
mobile devices, calculators, copiers, scanners).
Frequently move around a classroom or HudsonAlpha campus to monitor
guests of HudsonAlpha.
Vision abilities - close vision, distance vision, and ability to
Moderate noise level (i.e. business office with computers, phone,
and printers, light traffic).
Workspace is generally an indoor office setting and in other common
areas throughout HudsonAlpha with controlled temperature
Occasional exposure to outdoor environment during portions of the
workday including extreme cold
or hot temperatures, or inclement weather
Maintain emotional control under stress.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in the English
the policy of NSS, in accordance with all applicable laws, to
recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran
status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable
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