Research Associate, Molecular Biology/Genome Editing

Research Associate, Molecular Biology/Genome Editing
Sioux Center, Iowa Location

Exemplar Genetics, a leader in innovative biomedical animal models, is seeking a highly motivated and creative Research Associate at our Coralville, IA facility. This position will report to the chief scientific officer and participate in the development of genetically modified large animals and associated activities. The candidate should have strong expertise in molecular biology and cell culture techniques. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are required. Exemplar Genetics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage timelines and deliverables
  • Clear communication in both oral and written form
  • Utilization of appropriate technology, i.e. Outlook, PowerPoint, and other programs to create and distribute reports and key information
  • Coordination of parallel tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization
  • Interpret and effectively execute upon a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats
  • Self-motivated and independently minded
  • Positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of levels and function
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Responsive, can-do attitude
  • Effective organization and implementation of group projects
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Energized by accomplishments and excellence in the workplace
  • Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in molecular biology (or related field) with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience or M.S. in molecular biology (or related field) with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience
  • Expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques
  • Expertise in mammalian cell genome modification
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture techniques
  • Strong knowledge of genome editing
  • Good understanding of gene delivery technologies and their applications

Desired Key Competencies

  • Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values
  • Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness
  • Capable of fostering change in an organization
  • Deals with conflict in a direct, positive manner
  • Ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment and demands
  • Able to reach rational conclusions through complex processing of information
  • Fosters innovation through creative solutions
  • Effective organization and implementation of group projects
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Energized by accomplishments and excellence in the workplace
  • Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting

Physical Demands

  • Prolonged standing and/or sitting
  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment, standard laboratory equipment (i.e., pipette, detector, etc.), and heavy lab equipment
  • Carrying, handling, lifting, and reaching for objects up to 25 lbs
  • Exposure to hazardous/toxic/radioactive reagents and potentially to experimental animals

Exemplar Genetics, an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources at Exemplar Genetics, PO Box 198, Sioux Center, IA  51250 or email to karenv@exemplargenetics.com.