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Molecular Biologist, Crop Genetics

BCforward Morrisville, NC
  • Expired: 6 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position Purpose

  • Candidate will assist with generation of genotypic data to identify the molecular basis of native traits for their application in cotton and soybean improvement.
  • The selected candidate will work with a small team to apply sequence-based genotyping approaches using state of the art instrumentation.
  • The candidate will be responsible for performing various plate-based molecular biology protocol steps along a high throughput process that turns a plant DNA sample into a DNA sequencing library and then into DNA sequence data.

Major Tasks and responsibilities

  • Work within a group of laboratory scientist that perform: DNA sample quantitation, 96 well plate-based enzymatic steps for DNA sequencing library production, and other sample and reagent preparation steps using various liquid handling instruments
  • Record and summarize sample preparation steps in a laboratory notebook
  • Work well with others, contribute to team synergy
  • Ensure compliance to Safety and Stewardship programs

The Main Objective of this Function

  • Sample processing for production of sequence-based genotyping data for all cotton and soybean molecular breeding projects

Work Relations

  • Reports to the Crop Genetics Team Leader
  • Works with members of the Crop Genetics Team, Crop Analytics Lab


  • B.S. degree in biological science or relevant field;
  • 1-3 years of relevant biotechnology experience in academic or industrial laboratory environment;
  • Experience with sample extraction and DNA/RNA/protein prep;
  • Experience with PCR and/or protein analytical techniques;
  • Familiarity with the use of fundamental bioinformatics tools;
  • Demonstrated record of consistency and accuracy working in a technical environment;
  • Prior experience working in a team environment and ability to adapt to the atmosphere of a dynamic research organization;
  • Excellent attention to detail, and organizational and record-keeping skills;
  • Proficient Computer skills: MS Office, other scientific programs as needed


Why Work Here?

BCforward is a global IT consulting and workforce fulfillment firm that provides services and resourcing for leading businesses and governme

About BCforward BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers’ needs into a full-service personnel solutions organization. BCforward’s headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana and also operates delivery centers in 17 locations in North America as well as Hyderabad, India and Puerto Rico. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm headquartered in Indiana. With 14+ years of uninterrupted growth, the addition of two brands (Stafforward and PMforward) and a team of more than 1400 resources our teams deliver services for multiple industries from both public and private sectors. BCforward’s team of dedicated staffing professionals has placed thousands of talented people over the past decade, with retention rates that are consistently higher than the industry average.


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