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Actalent Research Associate II in Ames, Iowa


This would be a lead for the molecular processes team

Experience with whole genome sequencing

Experience with next generation sequencing

Ensure the continuity of the molecular processes and reagent preparation

Working with other team leads to determine sample volume and capacity needs

Look for opportunities for improvement, propose experimental plans, execute the plans after they are approved

Collaborate with scientist and lab experiments

Know how to bring in a new piece of equipment and do validation

Analyze data

Documentational skills

Follow SOPs

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelors or Masters in molecular biology, microbiology, or related scientific field

Minimum of 2 years of experience as a research associate

Need experience with NGS and WGS

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

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