April 19, 2014
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Cofactor Genomics is a growing and rapidly evolving company seeking talented individuals to support our Next-Generation sequencing operations. As an early hire, it is essential that you mesh with our culture of commitment, creativity, interdisciplinary thinking, assertiveness and teamwork. You will be expected to contribute to areas across the company. Everyday at Cofactor is a significant learning opportunity both internally and through our partners, who are operating at the leading edge of genomic research.

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Molecular Biologist
Cofactor Genomics is looking for a molecular biologist to join our sequencing group full-time.

Cofactor Genomics is a growing and rapidly evolving company seeking talented individuals to help support our next-generation sequencing operations. A privately held biotechnology company based in St. Louis, Cofactor employs experimental design, next-generation sequencing, and proprietary analysis technology and pipelines to accelerate its partners’ biological research, discovery, and product development in a number of scientific areas worldwide.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Construction of Next-Generation DNA Sequencing libraries for multiple sequencing platforms across applications
  • Instrument operation of multiple sequencing platforms
  • Write SOPs and maintain the lab management system
  • New and existing sequencing product development
  • Customer interaction and technical support

We seek demonstrated accomplishment in the following:

  • Excellent working knowledge of molecular biology lab skills
  • Enzymatic manipulations
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • DNA/RNA extractions from a variety of tissue sources
  • cDNA synthesis, Real time PCR
  • Ability to troubleshoot and improve upon current protocols
  • Ability to communicate with both scientists and non-scientists
  • Independent, critical thinker with the ability to work well in a team environment
We’re looking for a minimum of a Master’s degree with two years of relevant experience, with a PhD in the Biological Sciences preferred.

As an early hire, it is important that you mesh with Cofactor’s culture of commitment, creativity, interdisciplinary thinking, assertiveness, and teamwork. We’re looking for someone who learns quickly and is willing to take on challenges even if they’re outside their comfort zone. You will be expected to contribute to discussions on areas across the company.

If you’ve read this far and are interested in the role, please send a cover letter and CV to careers@cofactorgenomics.com with the subject line Molecular Biologist. We encourage you to apply early. We intend to fill this position as soon as possible. This position will be in St. Louis, MO.. Cofactor Genomics is an equal opportunity employer.

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