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Researcher - Next Generation Sequencing / NGS - DNA & RNA

Long-term W2 contract with direct PHARMA client in Andover, MA - Massachusetts for Next Generation Sequencing Researcher

Job Summary:
The responsibilities include perform assigned laboratory experiments; follow standard experimental protocols; prior experience in DNA/RNA library preparation and QC for NGS is required.
Expertise in DNA/RNA isolation methods and with the Agilent Bioanalyzer instrumentation is preferred.
Familiarity with molecular biology techniques, such as qPCR, NanoString and Affymetrix is highly desired.
Experience in tissue culture and cell based assays are a plus.
Flexibility and willingness to learn and master new techniques are highly valued.
This position provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to both drug discovery and clinical projects in a highly collaborative and team environment.

Essential Functions:
Perform assigned laboratory experiments.
Follow standard experimental protocols.
Execute DNA/RNA library preparation and QC for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
Perform manual and automated DNA/RNA isolation from various sources.
Present data at team project meetings.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:
B.S. in related Biology field with 2-4 years of experience or M.S. with 0-2 years of experience
Must have experience with Next Generation Sequencing (both RNA and DNA) AND Library Preparation
Experience with qPCR, gene expression and mutation analysis, preferred.
Experience with cell culture techniques and cell based assays is highly desirable
Relevant experience in Neuroscience and/or Immunology is highly desired
Highly motivated, independent, and creative individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
Effective at working in a highly collaborative environment

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