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Job: Scientist - Molecular Biology, Ribometrix, Durham, NC


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General Information

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Job title: Scientist - Molecular Biology
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Job location: Durham, NC  27701 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 09/12/2017
Compensation:
Job category:Research and Development
Employment type:Full time
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Job Description


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Ribometrix is a privately held, preclinical stage biotechnology startup with research labs based in Durham, NC. Ribometrix develops and employs cutting-edge technologies to create RNA-targeted therapeutics.

We are seeking a bright, highly motivated, and organized individual who is interested in joining a dynamic and intellectually challenging startup environment. The Scientist will have experience with molecular biology techniques and assay development, be ready to learn state-of-the-art RNA-based technologies, be prepared to work independently and part of a team, and have strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be optimistic, solutions-oriented, accountable, and open-minded with a positive, can-do attitude and a strong ability to solve problems.

The position is located in Durham, NC. The compensation package includes competitive salary, equity participation, benefits and health plan.

Position Responsibilities:

- Independently plan and execute a broad range of molecular biology experiments, including tissue culture, next-generation sequencing, and RNA-based techniques.
- Independently develop and employ in vitro, cell-based, molecular, functional and/or biochemical assays
- Develop and test hypotheses, employ well-defined controls and objectively analyze results
- Troubleshoot experimental and instrumental technical issues
- Present results in team meetings and reports
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Job Requirements


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Preferred Qualifications:

- Proficiency in molecular biology techniques is required, including: cell and tissue culture; RNA preparation, handling and purification; cell transfection and siRNA knockdown; qPCR
- Experience developing high-throughput in vitro, cell-based, molecular, functional and/or biochemical assays is highly preferred
- Experience with next-generation sequencing is highly preferred
- Experience with bioinformatics or the handling of large datasets is highly preferred
- M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Cell or Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with 3+ years of experience is required, preferably in a biotech setting


Please send a cover letter and CV to jobs@ribometrix.com.
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