R&D Scientist

at Lucigen
Location Middleton, Wisconsin
Date Posted March 17, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 2905 Parmenter Street


LGC, Biosearch Technologies is seeking a detail-oriented and analytical team player to fulfill the role of Scientist in our Research and Development group in Middleton, WI. The individual will provide technical assistance to the R&D group in the areas of nucleic acid amplification and next generation sequencing. Experience in design and development of quantitative PCR and RT-PCR assays is a plus. The hired individual must have the ability to multi-task while maintaining precise documentation of experiments performed.


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Amplification (qPCR, RT-qPCR, isothermal amplification, digital PCR)
  • Standard molecular biology techniques (DNA extraction/purification, PCR, cloning)
  • Standard microbiology techniques (aseptic technique, inoculation, bacterial growth)
  • Experience in protein expression and purification is a plus
  • Process and record experimental data and results
  • Effectively communicate results to members of R&D
  • Collaborate with team members in the development of the product portfolio
  • Deliver high-quality product development documentation consistent with LGC, Biosearch Technology’s ISO 13485 quality systems
  • Contribute to technical teams by meeting defined project objectives in a manner consistent with Biosearch Technology’s product development process under design control


Education, experience and technical skills

  • Bachelor's degree in the biological or life sciences with 3+ years of experience in applicable industry (pharma, biotech)--or applicable education and work experience.
  • Ability to become adept at the development and implementation of new technologies and technical processes that improve the quality, efficiency, and/or productivity of products and/or laboratory services
  • Lab experience in all or some of the defined focus areas (amplification, molecular biology, protein expression/purification and next generation sequencing)
  • Excellent quantitative skills and demonstrated application of complex experimental and statistical methods

Essential competencies and behaviors:

  • Highly motivated, with the ability to self-manage
  • Must be highly accurate and detail-oriented
  • Must work collaboratively in a team environment with shared workload
  • Must possess superior critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal/written and skilled interpersonal communication skills are required
  • General computer skills (Microsoft office: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Results-oriented, ensuring targets are met on time and on budget
  • Must demonstrate good professional judgement and reliability