Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.
The Scientist will be responsible for leading research and product development in the area of microbial genomics at ATCC. The successful candidate will have a strong background in bacterial genomics and will be using current microbiome knowledge to develop ideas and concepts for creating new tools and standards for the research community. The responsibilities include developing a plan of action and then independently designing and executing experiments related to microbiome research and metagenomics analysis of various microbial populations from different sources. The ideal candidate will have a deep expertise in molecular biology and next generation sequencing with a proven track record of product development in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment. The incumbent will be integral part of the cross-functional product development teams and will interact with key individuals in marketing, operations, quality and external collaborators to develop product specifications and then execute the projects. The individual will be responsible for identifying required resources, develop project schedules and milestones, tracking budgets and other resources to ensure they are being used appropriately and efficiently, and for providing progress reports onto the executive leadership team. The Scientist may be responsible for other R&D activities including development of new and/or improved characterization and validation methods for microbiology/molecular biology products and other projects consistent with the goals and objectives of ATCC. It is expected the incumbent supervises and mentors the staff, while leading by example, and enforces all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.
Research & Development
Supervisory Responsibilities, if applicable
Scientific, Customer and other external interactions
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