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Research Associate (Molecular)


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Research Associate II (Molecular)

At Ascus Biosciences


About us:
Ascus Biosciences is focused on generating novel microbial products for the Agricultural

industry. Their main focus is to generate products to improve livestock health and

performance. We are an innovative company, and therefore flexibility

and enthusiasm for learning new roles will be rewarded.


The Role:

We are looking for an exceptional scientist to join our team. If you are curious, self-motivated, and ready to make a real impact in the agricultural and animal science industry, you are the applicant we want.


This is primarily a laboratory position, focusing on DNA/RNA sequencing from both environmental samples and microbial cultures. A smaller portion of the position will be focused on data management and analysis, with additional job responsibilities and opportunities to adapt based on qualifications and performance.

You Will:

  • Do library preparation for NGS including amplicon, WGS, RNAseq

  • Do Sequencing instrument operation (Illumina)

  • Have the ability to apply a range of analytical methods to characterize samples, including PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, and other plate assays

  • Manage experimental schedules and processes

  • Collect, quantify, and analyze experimental results

  • Write and communicate experimental results

  • Think critically and work independently

  • Have strong organizational skills

  • Be a quick learner


Other Requirements:

  • Sequence data analysis experience: 16s, WGS, RNAseq

  • Hands on experience with long read technologies (Oxford Nanopore/Pac Bio)

  • Protocol development and troubleshooting


What We Can Offer:

  • 95% of your medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as 75% of dependents

  • 401K

  • Competitive PTO and sick leave programs

  • Wellness reimbursement, plus an on-site gym in our office

Ascus Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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