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Biosearch Technologies, Inc. helped launch the market for synthetic oligonucleotides,  and continues to advance nucleic acid technologies
- now in the area of commercial manufacture of synthetic genes.  We are seeking a motivated researcher to join our R&D team and contribute to this exciting new field on the vanguard of  biotechnology.  Position will require the design, testing, and evaluation of new production methods alongside the routine manufacture of large constructs for commercial sale.  Excellent writing ability, professional communication, and detailed record keeping are essential.  Preferred candidate has previously operated automated instruments in a high-throughput lab, remains efficient under minimal supervision, and is highly effective at collaborating with others.

Specific Responsibilities:
Fulfill customer purchases while further advancing production methods;
Practice techniques including PCR, ligation and purification, gel electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, colony selection, and DNA purification and sequencing;
Operate within our system for quality manufacturing, oligo tracking, and order fulfillment;
Communicate with customers as well coworkers in other divisions, including Sales and Marketing, Oligo Production, Quality Control;
Drafting of standard operating procedures and technical support documents;
Represent Biosearch at scientific symposia and tradeshows (some travel required).

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field, and 1 - 5 years of experience in a laboratory environment that required gene cloning.  Well-versed in computers, including the manipulation and presentation of large data sets, familiarity with Microsoft Office, and with common bioinformatics tools such BLAST, multiple sequence alignments, and Genbank.  Must have strong communication skills.

If interested, please reply via email to:
hr @ biosearchtech.com

posted 2008.06.06