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Molecular Scientist Job

Job Title

 Molecular Scientist

Job Holder

 

Reports To

Head of Pathology

Job Purpose

 

The Molecular and Cellular Biologist will tests on cell organization and function including mechanisms of gene expression, cellular bioinformatics, cell signaling, or cell differentiation.

 

Principal Accountabilities

 

  1. Designs molecular or cellular laboratory tests, oversees their execution, and interprets results. Maintains accurate laboratory records and data.
  2. Conducts research on cell organization and function, including mechanisms of gene expression, cellular bioinformatics, cell signaling, or cell differentiation.
  3. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for conducting tests.
  4. Performs laboratory procedures following protocols including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing, cloning and extraction, ribonucleic acid (RNA) purification, or gel electrophoresis.
  5. Prepares reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  6. Monitors or operates specialized equipment such as gene sequencers and high-pressure liquid chromatographs, electrophoresis units, thermocyclers, fluorescence activated cell sorters.
  7. Develops assays that monitor cell characteristics.
  8. Coordinates molecular or cellular test activities with scientists specializing in other fields. Evaluates new technologies to enhance or complement current tests.
  9. Develops guidelines for procedures such as the management of viruses.
  10. Verifies that financial, physical, and human resources assigned to projects are used as planned.
  11. Determine and recommend laboratory needs including lab equipment, supplies, and computer hardware and software systems.
  12. Supervises technical staff, directs, coordinates, organizes, and prioritizes biological laboratory activities.
  13.  Carries out other laboratory activities as designated by head of Department.

 

Competencies

 

Competency

Demonstrated Behaviors

Conceptual Thinking

Understands how own tasks relate to the wider framework

 

Compares present data and events with previously defined frameworks

 

Relates different pieces of information and recognizes trends

Innovativeness

Thinks in terms of options when identifying solutions

 

Develops new approaches to improve or replace existing procedures or systems

 

Generates alternatives before settling on a solution

Ability to Learn

Quickly understands what new tasks/jobs required

 

Easily learns unique job related vocabulary

 

Quickly understands and uses processes, technologies and ideas that are

  

continually being updated

 

Easily learns new information regarding changing products, operations etc

 

Understands and learns to work with new business, office and information

  

technologies

 

Learns highly complex information regarding a product or operation

 

Is open and understands new ideas

Adaptability

Pursues policies and procedures consistent with local norms and values

 

Adopts means of communication and interaction that suit different cultures

 

Deals with effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds

 

Behaves consistently with local norms and values

 

Maintains effectiveness when dealing with people from a variety of backgrounds

Self-Control

Keeps things in perspective despite fatigue or frustration

 

Maintains effectiveness and commitment in the face of disappointment

 

Copes effectively with ambiguity

 

Is objective under pressure and in difficult or stressful circumstances

 

Works effectively under tight deadlines

 

Maintains a business-like approach when unduly annoyed, disturbed or

  

disrupted by others

 

Maintains objectivity when interpreting information and defining problems

Special Features

 

Scientific Degree, preferably with some experience of Molecular Biology

 

Knowledge of microbial expression cell systems / mammalian cell line expression platforms and / or process development strategies

 

Ability to communicate the progress of projects, both verbally using presentations and with written reports

 

Experience in aseptic technique, microbial systems, microbial culturing, standard molecular biology techniques, cloning, sequence analysis.

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