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Postdoc Research Scientist

Job Summary:

We are looking for a passionate MSc or PhD graduate who has a strong background in molecular biology to perform a wide variety of scientific research. At SMR, you will have the opportunity to work with experienced engineers and scientists on complex technical projects that provide solutions to customers across various medical and research areas. SMR offers a challenging environment in which to build your technical and soft skills. You must have: a positive attitude; the ability to work under tight deadlines;excellent communication skills; both written and verbal, analytical and logical problem-solving skills with good attention to detail; and a strong desire to learn new skills.

Job Responsibilities:

l Responsible for conducting a diverse range of scientific research in molecular biology

l Demonstrate knowledge of molecular biology particularly in the area of qPCR and nucleic acid processing: primer and probe design, RNA and DNA extraction, amplification and detection

l Work collaboratively with other scientists, team leaders, mechanical engineers and software engineers to deliver results in different projects

l Ability to work independently, take initiative, prioritize workload, and complete assigned work within the requested timeline

l Must have good communication skills in documenting lab results, writing lab reports, writing SOPs and presenting findings

Required Skills:

l PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related discipline

l Prior experience working with qPCR primer probe design and knowledge of nucleic acid structure is highly preferred

l Competency in computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel,PowerPoint)

l Prior work experience in BSL2 laboratories would be an asset

l Prior working experience/knowledge in a GMP lab and ISO 13485 would be an asset

l 2-3 years of relevant work experience

l Fluency in Mandarin would be an asset

Contract length: 12 months

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