Research Assistant II - United States
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1/5 of our employees work in R&D. Amongst these are some of the best scientists in their fields. When joining Novozymes you will get the chance to deepen your expertise every day. We value R&D and we will value you too.
Novozymes is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to join the Genomics and Bioinformatics Group. The researcher will operate several robotic systems and instruments used to generate Next Generation DNA sequence data. Responsibilities of this position include operation of a Qiagen plasmid isolation robot, of a Beckman FX robot, and performance of all tasks needed to generate DNA sequence reads using both Illumina and Oxford Nanopore technologies.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with relevant laboratory experience in molecular biology. A candidate with prior experience in the operation of robotic equipment and/or DNA/RNA sequence generation would be preferred. The candidate should have problem solving skills, multi-tasking skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to function effectively within a dynamic team. We seek applicants who enjoy working in a team environment, are able to work under deadlines with multiple projects, and posses strong diplomacy skills. Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to work as an effective team member are essential.
In this position, the ability to extend NGS technologies to new applications is at a premium.
Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers' business, and the use of our planet's resources. With over 700 products used in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bioinnovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources by offering superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.