Sample biotech researcher job description

[Company X] stands at the forefront of scientific advancement and human achievement, and we’re looking for a skilled biotech researcher to help us challenge what’s possible. As an integral part of our research team, this person will help us pioneer new discoveries and establish [Company X] as an industry leader. The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently and collaboratively, apply best practices in collecting and interpreting data, and help drive meaningful innovation.

Objectives of this role

  • Develop industry-leading controlled experiments that adhere to budgetary limits and project directives
  • Safely perform experiments on subjects, maintaining confidentiality of all personal information
  • Generate meaningful datasets by storing and organizing metrics in our database
  • Analyze and interpret results and translate them into actionable findings; assist with preparation of journal articles as needed
  • Ensure facility and equipment are properly handled, maintained, and in working order
  • Administer all processes and procedures in a compliant, ethical, and comprehensive manner


  • Receive, catalogue, and prepare samples for testing
  • Perform routine laboratory procedures, including PCR, DNA preparation, and running biochemical assays
  • Record thorough and detailed observation logs at every stage of experimentation
  • Conduct library and journal research and assist in the authorship of journal articles
  • Maintain equipment and inventory and ensure overall laboratory cleanliness
  • Communicate with fellow researchers to accomplish goals

Required skills and qualifications

  • Two years of laboratory experience
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexible and/or long hours

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in life sciences
  • Previous contributions to peer-reviewed, published studies