Molecular Research Scientist

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Molecular Research Scientist to support Empire Genomics' research and development efforts and contract research projects. In this position, the candidate will play an important role in developing and implementing molecular biomarkers in a research setting. The position will work with human specimens, and interact with laboratory operations and vendor scientists. Excellent communication and organization skills are required. In the innovative and fast-paced environment at Empire Genomics, this position offers the opportunity to acquire new skills and gain broad exposure to cancer biomarker discovery, clinical trials and sample processing, and management.


  • Developing and implementing a variety of molecular and genomic based assays.

  • Coordinating sample logistics from clinical and vendors sites.Ability to perform nucleic acid extractions from whole blood, FFPE blocks, fresh and frozen tissues.

  • Cross platform validation studies.

  • Comfortable with analyzing biomarker data and presenting to project teams.

  • Maintenance of laboratory records, protocols, summaries, and technical reports.

  • Contribution to laboratory organization and maintenance.

  • 80% lab work.


  • BS with 8+ years (or MS with 6+ years; PhD with 4+ years) of industrial laboratory experience or equivalent in molecular biology, genomics, biology or a life science discipline.

  • Strong background in molecular biology is required.

  • Prior laboratory experience with various molecular and genomic based assay technologies such as NGS and RT-QPCR.

  • Experience doing computational analysis with various analysis platforms.

  • Highly analytical mind, attention to detail, and organization skills are critical.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and validate assays.

  • Working and theoretical knowledge of genetics and molecular biology.

  • Experience in drug discovery, especially oncology is desired.

  • Collaborative and proactive attitude with excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience in drug discovery, especially oncology is desired.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter and well-composed résumé to