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Senior Associate Scientist


Quantabio (part of QIAGEN Group) is a leading provider of advanced DNA and RNA amplification reagents for the most demanding molecular testing applications in applied, translational, and life science research. Quantabio has established a worldwide customer network during the last 20 years. The team leverages decades of experience in developing pioneering amplification technologies to deliver cutting-edge products to researchers focused on critical cloning, PCR, qPCR, and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications.

Join us. At Quantabio, you make a difference every day.

To strengthen our team in R&D team, we are looking for a Senior Associate Scientist. 

Position Description

The Senior Associate Scientist will work as a member of the Quantabio Product Development Team and will participate in the following:

  • Investigate, develop, and commercialize innovative products and workflows for the amplification and analysis of DNA and RNA in applied translational and life science research markets under the supervision of senior scientific staff
  • Specific areas of interest include qPCR, reverse transcription, sample preparation, and library preparation for next-generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Primary duties include the biochemical characterization of novel enzymes, assay development, and the formulation, testing, and commercialization of advanced reagent systems.
  • Increasing levels of independence are expected following training and experience.
  • The successful candidate should possess a working knowledge of enzymes used in molecular biology, especially polymerases, reverse transcriptase’s, and ligases, and to be familiar with molecular biology methods for nucleic acid analysis.
  • Experience in the field of lyophilization technology (formulation and process) is highly desirable.


Position Requirements

  • MS degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genomics or related field, with 2-5 years of Biotech industry experience; or BS degree with 5-8 years of comparable Biotech industry experience.
  • Experience in the expression/purification and biochemical characterization of novel enzymes is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools, including the use of DOE methodologies and statistical methods, and hands-on experience with bioinformatics tools for NGS data analysis are desirable assets.
  • Experience in product and application development in the area of nucleic acid amplification and sample preparation for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is highly preferred.


Personal Requirements

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent analytical thinking, problem solving, timeline management and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, and solid communication skills including oral, written and presentation techniques.
  • Strong interest in learning and improving skills and knowledge in molecular biology and biochemistry.

What we offer

  • Innovative products and a growing portfolio 
  • Exceptional teamwork
  • Sound training and support 
  • Solid compensation 


At the heart of Quantabio our people drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of Quantabio.

Quantabio is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.


United States

Frederick, MD

Research & Development

Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

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