R&D Scientist - Intermediate in Cedar Creek, TX at Volt

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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R&D Scientist - Nucleic Acid Purification

Cedar Creek

Are you looking for a hands-on career opportunity?  My client is seeking a highly motivated individual to support their Genomics R&D organization. This is a hands-on position developing and validating IVD products. In this position, you will help bring new molecular diagnostic tests to market. 


  • The primary role will be to perform wet lab bench experiments, both independently and as directed by Senior Scientists, primarily focusing on development and validation of QPCR/QRT-PCR and nucleic acid extraction methods, including processing potentially-infectious clinical specimens
  • Collect, analyze, and document primary data from experiments, troubleshoot technical issues, and plan next steps to meet objectives outlined by the project team
  • Effectively communicate scientific results in both written format and orally at group meetings, including with colleagues at remote sites


  • BS or MS in Molecular Biology or related life science field
  • At least 3-5 years of hands-on laboratory experience with QPCR/QRT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction from clinical specimens, and related molecular diagnostic techniques
  • Experience supporting regulated products and adhering to strict quality and regulatory requirements; prior experience working in a CLIA/CAP environment is a plus
  • Experience operating in a high-throughput, high-complexity lab, with both manual and automated sample processing equipment, under high deadline pressure
  • Demonstrated technical writing and oral communication skills

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer