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Job: High Throughput Scientist, Locus Biosciences, Morrisville, NC, NC

General Information


Job title:
High Throughput Scientist
Job location:
Morrisville, NC, NC  27560 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
02/17/2021
Compensation:
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description


Locus Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial applicant to join our team as a full-time High-Throughput Scientist. This position is well suited for those that have a strong desire to directly design and extend Locus’ high-throughput screening and assay development capabilities and provides an excellent opportunity for growth into a leadership role as the company expands.

The primary responsibility for the position is the design, development, and validation of high-throughput screening assays. An ideal candidate will have extensive coding experience with a strong background in microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, or a similar field.

This individual must be able to communicate effectively in formal and informal settings and be able to work well within a team.

Responsibilities will include:

Drive the design, socialization, development, and validation of high-throughput screening assays using FACS, Microscopy, liquid handlers, and other similar tools at the bench
Leverage coding experience to analyze large datasets and optimize automated workflows to improve quality and quantity of data
Design code to provide standardize readouts for high-throughput screens that enables democratized data analytics
Develop and maintain systems and data repositories that meet the needs of high-throughput data acquisition and analysis generated from our automation platform
Work with automation engineers to transfer manually performed assays to standardized automated methods on liquid handling robots
Identification of new equipment, processes or other optimized workflows to support expansion of platform capabilities
Establish equipment specifications in standard documentation – User Requirements (URS), Functional Specification (FS), and software repository maintenance
Develop software and code to support our bioinformatics team

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
Familiarization with programming languages R, Python, C/C++
Experience utilizing and troubleshooting laboratory automation instrumentation (advanced liquid handlers/dispensers and plate readers), including protocol development and optimization.
Working knowledge of the Hamilton platform including INSTINCT V and Venus software packages a bonus
Microbiology background with experience growing aerobic and anaerobic bacteria
Ability to structure, implement and maintain study plans in the face of evolving projects and programs
Willingness to develop solutions to difficult objectives independently and consistently
Must be highly motivated and can work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team with diverse backgrounds


Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

For immediate consideration, please email your resume or CV to: locuscareers@locus-bio.com

Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

Job Requirements


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