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Associate Scientist (Genomics)

Company: International Flavors & Fragrances
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link We are seeking a Research Associate to be a member of the Genomics lab in Wilmington, DE. The Genomics lab is part of the Data Analytics group in R&D at IFF and it provides Next Generation DNA/RNA Sequencing (NGS) and Real Time PCR support to R&D, Regulatory, and Manufacturing.
IFF is an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, and use science and creativity to create essential solutions for a better world. Our Health and Biosciences division creates enzymes and other bio-based inventions used by manufacturers to increase the productivity and environmental benefits of nearly 400 consumer and commercial products, such as foods, beverages, animal nutrition, textiles, household cleaning, grain processing, and biofuels. -
IFF's R&D Center in Wilmington, DE, is a major R&D center of excellence for all biotechnology, including molecular biology & microbiology, biochemistry, host engineering, microbiome science, automation, and fermentation.

  • The associate will be responsible for DNA/RNA purification, sequencing library preparation and QC, NGS DNA Sequencer and associated equipment operation, molecular biology method development, and interacting with project scientists for troubleshooting and implementing process improvements.
  • The associate will divide their time between DNA sequencing, Real Time PCR, and other laboratory responsibilities. Experience with standard molecular biology techniques such as PCR, Q-PCR, DNA/RNA purification, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing are essential. -
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, thrive in a research team environment, and be eager to take on new challenges. -Job RequirementsQualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related field, with a minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience
    • Basic molecular biology/biochemistry laboratory skills
    • Strong inter-personal and effective written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain and promote a safe working environmentPreferred Experience:
      • Laboratory experience a plusWe are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Keywords: International Flavors & Fragrances, Wilmington , Associate Scientist (Genomics), Other , Wilmington, Delaware

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