Research Scientist


Ames, Iowa

a month ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Research Scientist
Location: Ames, IA 50010
Duration: 19+ Months
Shift: M-F; 8AM-5PM

  • Experience in performing bio-analytical methods (immunological, microbiological, molecular biological, or virological) following defined processes.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture, and in standard molecular biology techniques such as cloning, DNA purification, and protein expression is preferred.
  • Initiates, executes, completes, and communicates results and related issues with supervision. 
  • Provide quality support of Expression Platforms team members through data acquisition, reporting, and communication.
  • Execute in vitro analytical assays to evaluate samples with minimal supervision.
  • Accountable for performing all techniques and assays so test sessions yield valid results and repeated work is minimized.
  • Accurately record all data from research techniques and tests on data capture forms, research notebooks, and raw data notebooks as appropriate.
  • Perform initial data analysis so that accurate and precise results are obtained and reported.
  • Generate documentation (ex. method protocols, reports) in support of techniques or modification of techniques.
  • Ability to learn new types of assays and technology easily.
  • Be able to perform, analyze and interpret results.
  • Maintains a constructive and positive attitude for working on projects in the Expression Platforms Team, and for working at client.
  • Follow Research & Development policies and procedures to maintain high quality standards and follow best practices.
  • Able to competently perform multiple types of assays (biochemical, molecular and immunological in nature).
  • Experience in assay development, mammalian cell culture, ELISA, Western blotting, qPCR, and experience in standard molecular biology techniques such as cloning, protein expression and purification is preferred.
  • Strict adherence to defined assay method protocols.
  • Extremely organized with attention to detail.
  • Can learn new types of assays and technology easily.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proactive and resourceful.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; High level of comfort/ease interacting with all levels of the organization.
BS degree from an accredited institution in a relevant scientific discipline; or Biotechnology Laboratory Methods certification in combination with AS degree and relevant job experience.  

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $30.00/hr.

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