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Associate Scientist, Nucleic Acid Assay Development

San Francisco Metro Area, California

Post Date: 07/18/2017 Job ID: JN -072017-19556 Industry: Molecular Biology - Scientific
  • Support the development of clinical assays based on our proprietary technologies.
  • You will be part of multidisciplinary teams solving complex problems, working on integration issues and investigating new research areas.
  • You will be a key contributor within integrated and multidisciplinary teams developing new, and improving existing clinical assays.
  • Recognize potential problems
  • Understand and troubleshoot assays
  • Help plan, conduct, analyze, interpret, and report recommendations based on tested experimental results
  • Assesses information to ensure data sufficiency and completeness of results.
  • Write experimental reports, summaries and protocols for supervisors, project needs, and other teams as appropriate
  • Use standard laboratory instrumentation: i.e.
    • UV-VIS
    • fluorescence plate readers
    • thermocyclers
    • liquid handling robotics
  • Knowledge of standard molecular biology/nucleic acid-based protocols for DNA
  • Solid skills in document writing; development of reports, plans, work instructions, etc.
  • Ability to handle hazardous and biohazardous materials including human blood products
  • Detail-oriented, organized, ability to implement protocols and keep good notes in a lab notebook
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Bachelor's degree in in Biology or Chemistry with 4+ years' industry experience
  • Master's degree preferred

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