Project Scientist - Molecular Biology

Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) is seeking a Project Scientist with experience in molecular biology to join a team of highly motivated molecular biologist focused on providing cutting-edge services in the fields of RNA Profiling and Biomarker Discovery.

Description: The Project Scientist will undertake a variety of challenging contract research projects directed and funded by ORB’s clients who include major research laboratories as well as the drug and biomarker discovery departments of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The projects will include investigation of RNA and protein expression, DNA methylation, DNA polymorphisms, and enzymatic activity, in a variety of samples types including whole blood, plasma, and tissue samples from human, mouse, rat and other species.

The Project Scientist’s role will begin with initial consultation with the client concerning their project goals and will include extraction of proteins, DNA, and RNA, performing assays, data analysis, preparation of reports, and post-project consulting. Assays performed by the project scientist will include multiplex bead-based protein and RNA expression assays, next generation sequencing, real-time PCR, Nanostring, and related protocols. Data analysis and preparation of reports will be conducted with the direction and assistance of ORB’s computational biology team. Follow-up conference calls and meetings with clients will be critical to insuring that ORB’s customers are able to fully utilize the information provided in its reports and allows for continuous improvement of processes at ORB.

Requirements:  The candidate will possess a masters or doctoral degree in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, or related discipline. At least four years of recent experience working in a disease research, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics or related lab type is required. ORB maintains Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards; thus the ability and willingness to maintain detailed records of experiments is critical for the job. The position requires excellent technical writing skills which must be demonstrated by authoring of research manuscripts, magazine articles, dissertations, white papers, or technical manuals that are available to the hiring manager for review. Further, the ability to assemble, manipulate, analyze and present biological research data is a must. The individual must be able to simultaneously manage multiple client projects; having the ability and willingness to work directly at the bench as well as assist the bioinformatics team with analyses. Candidates with at least two years of private sector work experience will be favored, even if private sector experience does not relate directly to ORB’s business.

Benefits: The Project Scientist will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of new genomics-based medications and companion diagnostics in the field of oncology, autoimmune disorders, ocular disease, diabetes and obesity, neurological disorders, orphan genetic disorders, and infectious disease. The base pay range is $60K - $90K depending on academic credentials and experience. ORB provides medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick, and holiday pay. The Project Scientist will be eligible for performance based bonuses and an equity sharing plan.

Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter describing your reasons for applying to ORB along with a resume that highlights your experiences and skills that are relevant to the position to: orbjobs@oceanridgebio.com