Scientist I - DNA Microarrays at SomaLogic Operating Co., Inc.

Posted in Science 6 days ago.

Location: Boulder, Colorado





Job Description:

SomaLogic is an EEO/AA employer (Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans) committed to a diverse workforce.

Company Summary:
SomaLogic (NASDAQ: SLGC) was founded in 2000 with the goal of improving the well-being and quality of life of every individual by transforming how diseases were detected, diagnosed and managed. Building on decades of aptamer research, SomaLogic scientists developed a ground-breaking proteomics technology that overcomes the significant challenges of existing protein measuring technologies, with multiple applications across the biological and medical sciences.

Our mission is to leverage our proprietary technology to create, develop and commercialize innovative life science research tools and breakthrough clinical products that transform healthcare.

Position Summary:

The SomaExplore team is seeking a Scientist I to support the development and improvement of readout methods. The ideal candidate will combine superb technical, research, and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to work quickly and effectively in a fast-paced environment. The SomaExplore group is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the development and exploration of new technologies and methods to improve the existing SomaScan® assay. These activities include performance evaluations of existing and new methods, development of relationships with collaborators, rigorous data analysis of large data sets, development of protocols, transfer of procedures from research into production, and work on product and process improvements. In addition, the group is working on biochemical improvements to SomaLogic’s proprietary proteomic assay and development of cost reduction measures.

Responsibilities:

  • Optimization of SomaScan® DNA microarray-based readout and associated data analysis
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team to explore new technologies for present and future SomaScan® assays.
  • Assist in the characterization and optimization of existing assay protocols.
  • Develop new methods for enhancing assay sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility.
  • Analysis of large datasets, including writing custom code for such analysis.
  • Assist in the QC of reagents required for development work.
  • Assist in the development of new methods for multiplexed detection of assay readout.
  • Set up and operate complex instrumentation and laboratory automation.
  • Plan, execute, and evaluate multiple scientific strategies in parallel where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, analytical, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Design and analyze experiments to support research and development of SomaLogic’s proprietary proteomics platform
  • Produce and communicate analysis reports to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Prepare samples for Oligonucleotide quantification (i.e. DNA microarrays)
  • Coordinate the management of SomaScan® assay reagent inventories for the SomaExplore team
  • Work collaboratively with team members to perform experiments, document data, and communicate results in a timely manner
  • Provide support for other SomaLogic teams

Education:


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or related field from an accredited institution with 1-6 years of research experience in an academic or industrial laboratory setting
  • Experience in data sciences and/or programming strongly preferred

Skills And Experience:

  • Experience in assay development is desirable.
  • Experience using computational techniques, data analysis, or other common tools for engineering.
  • Familiarity with a variety of molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including nucleic acid quantification and array hybridization
  • Experience in buffer preparation, chemical handling and safety.
  • Experience in performing both routine and exploratory data analysis using basic computer programs for analyzing and presenting data.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and quickly adapt to changing or diverse analysis needs
  • Requires aptitude and desire for ongoing learning of new technical details related to statistics, engineering, and biochemistry
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Work Environment:

Work is in typical office and laboratory environments with personal protective equipment use required in the laboratory. This position also involves extended time at a computer, frequent informal meetings and discussions with project managers and other team-members, and frequent interactions with collaborators.

Covid Policy:

To protect the health and safety of our employees and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace, SomaLogic is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Employees with a medical or religious reason why they cannot be vaccinated may seek a reasonable accommodation, which SomaLogic will provide unless it would impose an undue hardship on the Company or pose a direct threat to health and safety. Applicants in need of an accommodation from the vaccination requirement must notify their recruiter once the applicant has received a conditional offer of employment, at which point SomaLogic will confirm the need for an accommodation and, if confirmed, begin the interactive process to determine whether a reasonable accommodation is possible. Applicants should not request an accommodation unless and until they have received a conditional offer of employment.

Benefits:

At SomaLogic, we recognize the key to success is having empowered team members. We value our employees and aim to retain and attract talent by offering competitive benefits. One thing that sets us apart is that our medical, dental, vision, short- & long-term disability plans and life insurance premiums are 100% paid by the company. We also offer competitive paid time off plans, including vacation in which employees accrue 15 days per year to start. Employees also receive 11 paid company holidays, 1 personal floating holiday, a volunteer day, and 10 sick days. In the summer, we offer half day paid leave every Friday. In addition, we offer 401(k) matching at 4%, FSA’s, tuition reimbursement, stock options, and an employee assistance program.

All SomaLogic qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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