CTG Scientist 1 in Carlsbad, California

Title: Scientist 1

Location: US-CA-Carlsbad

Job Number: 18205041

Come join us and grow your career with CTG! Apply now for immediate consideration for this exciting opportunity.

Job Title: Scientist 1

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Duration: Long-term, W2 Contract

Job Overview

  • Scientist will execute service-based projects that primarily consist of genome engineering tool generation using the cutting edge cloning and genomic engineering techniques

  • Support projects and lead projects by leading cloning, sequencing, virus generation, and bio-informatics with an extensive use of automated liquid handling and LIMS

  • Act in a highly collaborative manner with the rest of the team through design, sequencing, analysis and large-scale manipulations of projects

  • Projects may include, but not be limited to sub-cloning, plasmid preparations, in vitro transcription of RNA, lentiviral production

Scope of Need

  • Directly interact with R&D scientists and project management to execute a large number of specific project work plans.

  • Responsible for executing portions of these plans to meet agreed upon deliverables and timelines.

  • Activities will require a high level of independence as well as the ability to work in a highly cooperative team.

  • Multi-tasking and maintaining clear records of work performed

  • Proven sterile tissue culture technique

  • Use of automation for liquid handling

  • Observe deviations from the expected outcomes and trouble-shoot

  • Succeed with a moderate level of supervision and guidance

  • Strong communication and teamwork orientation with demonstrable influence/interpersonal skills

  • This position will benefit from:

  • Proven experience:

  • Sequencing DNA on multiple platforms

  • Flow cytometry

  • Bioinformatics tools for design and analysis

  • Using LIMS to support laboratory execution


  • Bachelor’s degree required

Minimum Required Experience:

  • 1 year experience in cell culture

  • Experience in automation for liquid handling, flow cytometry, cloning, industry DNA sequencing, bio-informatics/LIMS


Liquid handling:

  • Experience using liquid handling instrumentation for cloning, sequencing (Sanger and NGS), cell culture and cell-based assays, and molecular biology

Cell Culture of adherent and suspension cell types:

  • Transfection, transduction, antibiotic-selection, clonal expansion

  • Flow cytometry

Molecular Biology:

  • Plasmid sub cloning, DNA preparations, DNA sequencing, in vitro transcription of RNA, packaging of lentivirus, PCR, RT-PCR, TaqMan® qPCR

Genomic Editing:

  • TALN and CRISPR based editing, design and implementation

  • Bio-informatics and Information Management

  • Experience using bio-informatic approaches and tools in applied situations

  • Experience using, designing, maintaining or administering LIMS systems to manage laboratory execution

  • Experience with Nautilus LIMS a significant plus

Expected to support and participate in R&D and project management meetings.

Additional Information

  • No third party resumes accepted

  • Drug testing and/or other employment-related inquires may be conducted

  • W2 only, no C2C or 1099 arrangements available

  • Candidates must currently reside in USA or Canada

  • CTG is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

  • CTG is an E-Verify Company

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly through our website by clicking the link below or email your MSWord version resume to Maurine.Mercer@ctg.com. Please reference CTG job number 18205041 when applying!


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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