Scientist, Botanical Genetic Testing

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The primary responsibilities as Scientist at AuthenTechnologies will be to develop, direct, and execute DNA-based botanical testing and research services. The Scientist will be an individual contributor who will work at the bench as well as write protocols and methods, perform data evaluations, provide presentations of work in progress, and write reports. The Senior Scientist will work closely with other internal scientists and laboratory technicians. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities of the Scientist will include, but are not limited to:
1. Analytical method development, validation and execution including PCR, sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing, and microsatellites (SSRs) and associated data analysis such as DNA sequence alignment, phylogenetic analyses, genotype analysis, and interpretation of results. 
2.Maintaining and building outside collaborations with botanical gardens and herbaria, and obtaining and authenticating botanical voucher specimens. 
3. Maintaining knowledge of current Federal regulations such as FDA’s current Good Manufacturing practices as they relate to analytical methodology and validation.
4. Working other scientists and laboratory technicians on development and quality control processes including analytical techniques, practices, compliance, documentation, and data evaluation.
5. Writing internal protocols, methods, reports and publications. 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
1.Ph.D., M.S. with 2+ years experience, or BS with 5+ years of experience in botanical genetics and systematics or a related scientific field.
2.Must have experience with DNA extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing, genotyping, and associated data analysis and interpretation. 
3.Must have excellent writing and presentation skills.
4.Experience working in a FDA regulated environment preferred.
5.Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate fruitfully with colleagues.


AuthenTechnologies is the first contract laboratory in the United States specializing in DNA-based botanical authentication testing and research services. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, AuthenTechnologies was founded in 2010 by a Ph.D. botanist from the University of California, Berkeley, in response to the increasing demand for reliable identity testing compliant with FDA's cGMPs for dietary supplement manufacturing. Through its unique partnerships with some of the nation's leading academic institutions and governmental agencies, AuthenTechnologies’ mission is to provide the highest level of quality service to the industry based on the most cutting-edge technologies and the current botanical science. Currently AuthenTechnologies is engaged with numerous Federal government agencies to conduct research and testing, as well as, with major ingredient suppliers and manufacturers of natural products in the US and abroad. More information can be found on the web at www.authentechnologies.com. 

TO APPLY
Please send your resume and cover letter to Danica Harbaugh Reynaud, CEO of AuthenTechnologies at . Applications will be accepted now until November 29, 2013.

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