Research Technician

Nzumbe Inc

Nzumbe is a life sciences company focused on epigenetic dysregulation in disease development. We leverage our expertise in epigenetics to develop innovative drug discovery platforms and novel therapeutic strategies to target epigenetic changes in disease.

As a Research Technician, you will be part of a small, fast-paced and dynamic team. The primary focus of this position is to work on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutic strategies and unique in vitro assays applicable to a variety of diseases ranging from cancer to neuropsychiatric disorders. This position seeks an individual who is a self-starter and finds reward in solving technical and intellectual problems while contributing to the advancement of technologies that have potential to yield insight into complex human disease. Beyond the competitive pay and excellent benefits, there are multiple opportunities for professional growth and advancement given the small and dynamic nature of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, stocks, cultures and cell lines.
  • Operate laboratory instruments (e.g. centrifuges, plate readers, PCR thermal cyclers).
  • Perform chemical or biological analyses following written protocols.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate lab records.
  • Conduct routine tasks such as lab inventory and ordering.
  • Conduct experimental protocols with minimal instruction.
  • Contribute to progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts by gathering, organizing, and interpreting data.
  • Confer with other scientific personnel; attend seminars and technical meetings.

Essential Qualification/Skill Sets:

  • BS/BA in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related area of study
  • Work experience in a scientific research laboratory
  • Strong analytical ability and organizational skills
  • Accurate bench work, record keeping, data interpretation
  • Ability to set priorities, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and manage high production volume
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and writing skills

Bonus Skills/Experience:

  • Cell culture
  • Experience w/ human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) & neural progenitor cells (NPCs)
  • Molecular cloning
  • High-throughput assay development (e.g. luciferase assays)
  • Experience working with mice.

Nzumbe offers an entrepreneurial work environment. We value and reward excellence, contribution, and creativity in our efforts to achieve our mission. We strive to seek the best in people and implement innovative, effective strategies.

Nzumbe is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering an excellent compensation package that includes comprehensive benefits, and a relaxed environment that promotes personal and professional growth.

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