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Actalent R&D Associate in Tarrytown, New York

One of the top leading biopharmaceutical companies in Westchester county is hiring for a Research and Development Associate to join their team!

Top Skills:

  • Genotyping by Southern Blot or related molecular techniques such as northern or western blot

  • Experience working with automated instrumentation

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Experimental Design


  • Following robotic methods for genotyping animal disease models using techniques such as Southern blotting (using radioactive isotope 32-P) and by TaqMan qPCR.

  • Identifying and troubleshooting routine genotyping related problems and/or optimizing processes.

  • Routinely summarizing and interpreting data, and recognizing anomalous results.

  • Multi-tasking across assignments and operating optimally in the face of ambiguity and change.

  • Maintaining accurate electronic records and excellent time management of daily tasks.

  • Communicating progress updates for each project in a clear and concise manner with key stakeholders.

  • Organizing and compiling results into a finished format for presentation.


qpcr, western blot, genotyping, automation, southern blot, sequencing

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or related Biological Sciences with a minimum of 1-3 years of research experience (academic or industry).

  • Good understanding of mammalian genetics, genome engineering, and hands-on knowledge of genotyping by Southern Blotting

  • Must be willing to work with radioisotopes

  • Basic understanding of bioinformatics methods, such as DNA sequence analysis and comparison, database searching, vector construction and primer design is preferred.

  • Strong digital literacy (ex Microsoft Office) and database management is a must.

Please apply today for immediate consideration or email your resume and interest directly to

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.