Lab Scientist / Senior Research Associate
BGI Americas is seeking an exceptional and motivated laboratory associate who will work in the San Jose Mass Spectrometry (SJMS) center. The main responsibility of this position is to assist the SJMS production team with routine lab operations and lab maintenance. The candidate will need to demonstrate that he/she is capable of consistently following Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) to consistently perform sample preparation procedures for proteomics and biologics characterization analysis. A candidate with hands-on experience in HPLC, Orbitrap mass spec and/or liquid handling automation is desired.
Follow SOPs to conduct experiments in a timely manner, including: Upfront sample extraction, MS sample preparation, sample purification/fractionation and LC-MS Operations
Check and maintain wet lab devices
Manage and maintain lab consumables inventories
Unpackage and install new instruments/devices
Assist with development of new methods; including method developments for sample preparation, chromatography methods and/or mass spectrometry methods
Routinely report, update and communicate with SJMS lab manager about lab operational issues
Ph.D. / M.S. / B.S. degree with biochemistry/chemistry major or related field with at least 2-5 years of experience. Core lab experience is a plus
Experienced with proteomics and/or biologics characterization is a plus
Follow SOPs to consistently prepare samples
Effectively document fine details/incidents of the experiments
Experienced in handling various kinds of sample preparations including chemical standards, purified proteins, cell lysates, biological fluids or dissected tissue
Strong communication skills
Work in both independent and collaborative environment
Hands-on experience in HPLC, UPLC and mass spectrometry is desired
Hands-on experience with liquid handling automation is a plus
BGI Americas Corporation:
BGI Americas, affiliated CGI company based in Boston, MA. BGI, the world's leading genomics center, provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. We help our customers to achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies. Our customers also benefit from our scientific expertise and research experience that have generated over 400 publications in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting international collaborative projects with leading research institutions to better mankind and our world. On April 27th, 2010, BGI Americas was founded with its main office in Boston, MA, U.S.A. BGI Americas offers scientific and technological solutions to partners in all countries in North, Central, and South America, and seeks collaborative opportunities in the "omics" field. BGI values our employees as we believe they are the driving force behind our successful performance.
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