Microbiome Scientist at Merck Aktiebolag

Your Role:

  • Implement protocols for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for Genomics and Transcriptomics in microbial populations (Microbiome), from sample prep to data analysis
  • Routinely evaluate and improve microbial NGS protocols
  • Perform data analysis using bioinformatics tools
  • Implement automation to increase lab capacity and allow high throughput service
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Identify and solve problems independently

The position is within the Microbiome services department.
  • Specimen handling and processing, NGS analysis, reporting of results and record-keeping
  • Implement and adjust protocols established by the R&D team.
  • Implement automation for sample prep and microbial sequencing
  • Analyzing the sequencing results using relevant databases and bioinformatics tools
  • Operates Illumina Next-Gen sequencing instruments as well as automated liquid handlers and other key lab instrumentation.
  • Work according to SOPs and regulations
  • Constantly review relevant scientific literature and suggest innovative sequencing related protocols, databases, algorithms and products.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or another life science discipline AND at least 1 year of experience in automation, RNA and DNA NGS library prep and operating Illumina NGS instruments
  • 1+ year of experience involving downstream applications for next-gen sequencing and NGS data handling

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. highly preferred
  • Background in Microbiome research highly preferred
  • Customer-facing experience highly preferred
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of IT applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Statistical Software).
  • Highly motivated
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail, strong analytical skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Quickly adapt to changes
  • Well organized, capable of handling multiple projects at once and able to work independently
  • Superb data analysis skills.

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