Research Scientist

Canopy Biosciences is looking for a Research Scientist to join our team. The successful candidate will play an important role in the development and production of novel genetic engineering tools for use in R&D that will enable the development of groundbreaking discoveries. He/she will be expected to participate in experimental design, conduct experiments, optimize throughput, maintain detailed records, analyze results, and generate standard operating procedures. This is an exciting opportunity to join a startup company and be part of a fast-paced environment in the dynamic field of gene editing and expression analysis. 

Responsibilities 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Performs assays and lab procedures, including nucleic acid isolations and NGS library preps, according to SOPs using appropriate laboratory techniques
  • Leads the computational analysis and reporting for NGS services 
  • Maintains laboratory notebooks, SOP documents, logs, and computer databases 
  • Assists with product development, including development of NGS technologies 
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain equipment, facilities, and supplies. This will include routine handling and lifting of laboratory supplies and bench-top equipment 
  • Work in a professional and collaborative manner with coworkers and customers 
  • Provides operational support for testing activities including reagent preparation, cleaning activities, and equipment maintenance 
  • Works on routine assignments as well as other assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations 

Qualification and Skills 

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology, or related degree 
  • Experience with DNA isolation, RNA isolation, library prep for NGS, and sequencing data analysis 
  • Computations skills including Perl, Python, and R are highly desired 
  • Experience with qPCR and ELISA is beneficial but not required 
  • Experience working in a start-up environment with a track record of being a team-oriented, self-starter capable of operating independently is preferred but not required 
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented setting 

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