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Medgene Labs - SD Innovation Partners Molecular Biologist in Brookings, South Dakota

Medgene Labs helps veterinarians and producers protect livestock with precisely constructed immunological products and services. Applying a strategy of continual diagnostic surveillance and data analytics to the practice of immunology, creating vaccines for the disease-at-hand quicker and more precisely than previously possible. Medgene Labs has a single mission: To be a world-class Immunological Services Provideri for leading livestock producers and their veterinarians.iPurpose:i Medgene Labs is seeking an experienced Molecular Biologist to join our growing team and help fully develop our construct bank for viral and bacterial expressed proteins. The candidate will serve as a core team and technical leader, providing molecular engineering expertise. Primary focus will be to manage sequence databases and create custom reports utilizing bioinformatics for individual customers.iDistinguishing Feature:The Molecular Biologist is responsible for oversight of the Construct Team and development. Will work closely with diagnostic lab reports and Immunological Services for sequence analysis and tracking of disease within individual locations. Must have a strong background in molecular and immunological assays, protein production and optimization, bioinformatics, the ability to train and supervise employees, and project management. Coordination and cooperation with Immunological Services, Production, and Quality Assurance departments are essential. The position requires independent judgement and interpretation under the direct supervisor. iFunctions:Perform and/or oversee sequencing process and analyze sequence data using various bioinformatics software and prepare reports for internal and external customers.Assist in the team's molecular cloning efforts by applying molecular biology techniques.Characterization of vaccine candidates by performing molecular biology techniques.Operate and maintain laboratory and experimental equipment.Work collaboratively with other team members to accomplish project goals and milestones.Track and document results with Official Documents and Laboratory Notebooks.Creating the conditions for increasing productivity by analyzing and improving existing processes.Planning and organizing of processes as well as providing guidance and training to staff through instructions and SOPs.Works autonomously, consults with and updates supervisor.Leads and proactively collaborates within and across disciplines and functions, as applicable.Monitoring Compliance with aseptic procedures and cleaning schedules as well as occupational health and safety regulations. Ensuring a culture of safety for all employees at VST/Medgene. Performs other work as assigned. iReporting Relationships:Typically reports to the Chief Scientific Officer or RandD Lead, and may provide work direction to Construct Scientists, Associates, Technicians, and/or students or other staff assigned to the laboratory.iChallenges and Problems:Challenges include performing within established timelines, maintaining accuracy, and consistency due to variance in constructs. Keeping of detailed records will be an absolute necessity, subject to Audit by the Regulatory and Compliance Officer and Operations Manager.Problems include potential weekend and off-hours work.iDecision-Making AuthorityDecisions include development of specific assays, interpretation of data and communication to appropriate department; work assignments of junior staff; what supplies to order; safety and accuracy of equipment; the identity of reference reagents and tests; sources of testing problems; when to contact supervisors or clients for assistance; whether to call service for a piece of equipment; informing clients and management of status of vaccine serials.iiContact with Others:Daily contact with junior technicians, additional staff of VST/Medgene.ii Occasionally contact with clients during project initiation and completion.iiWorking Conditions:Potential for exposure to human and animal