R&D Scientist - Intermediate in La Jolla, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/18/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    La Jolla, CA
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

R&D Scientist-La Jolla, CA

Volt is seeking a highly motivated individual to support product development efforts within theĀ Genomics organization. This is a hands-on position contributing to nucleic acid isolation-based projects. In this position, you will generate data to demonstrate the performance and effectiveness of manual and automated nucleic acid purification systems.


  • Perform wet lab bench experiments as directed by senior scientists, primarily focused on manual and automated isolation and purification of nucleic acids from clinical specimens, including those that are potentially-infectious
  • Efficiently manage time to quickly and accurately conduct experiments to meet tight project timelines
  • Perform primary analyses, troubleshoot, and plan next experiments both independently and with consultation from senior scientists, as appropriate
  • Effectively communicate scientific results in both written format and orally at meetings including virtually with colleagues at remote sites
  • Assist senior scientists with lab maintenance, supply, and organizational tasks
  • Meticulously document experiments and verification/validation (V&V) studies
  • Ensure all aspects of lab work, processes, and documentation are performed according to the Quality Management System

  • BS or MS in Molecular Biology or related life science field
  • At least 3-5 years of professional hands-on laboratory experience
  • Experience with nucleic acid chemistry and molecular biology techniques, including troubleshooting and method development
  • Familiar with manual and automated nucleic acid isolation/purification procedures and basic understanding of underlying principles of operation
  • Familiar with nucleic acid quantification, labeling, and detection methods
  • Able to manipulate nucleic acids -- e.g. cloning
  • Versed in QPCR/QRT-PCR and related down-stream nucleic acid detection methodologies; prior experience with DNA sequencing technologies preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard scientific analysis software and tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer