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Associate Scientist - NGS

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, California

Post Date: 08/11/2017 Job ID: JN -082017-19776

A world renowned In Vitro Diagnostic company in the Bay Area has an immediate opening in their Sequencing Group.

The top priority is Illumina platform NGS experience. Skills in data analysis and bioinformatics are also desirable.

Our long term goal is to revolutionize clinical oncology through non-invasive molecular diagnostics that facilitate personalized, proactive treatments and lead to improved outcomes for patients. This will be accomplished through the identification of clinical/scientific needs and the application of novel molecular technologies to meet these clinical needs. We work on the critical, important problems standing in the way of the routine clinical use of ctDNA diagnostics in oncology worldwide.

We are looking for new group members who share our vision and have advanced skillsets relevant to NGS, cancer genomics, and bioinformatics. While we operate as part of the greater assay development organization, we work at the forefront to incorporate the latest advances into the next version of the assay. If you would like to work on extremely challenging problems in NGS, cancer diagnostics, and bioinformatics as a key member of a high-performance team this is the opportunity for you.

Our main project areas include: (1) the development of innovative molecular biology methods to improve our existing NGS assays for the detection of circulating nucleic acids, (2) the development of new content to cover additional cancer types and kinds of mutations, and (3) research studies on the utility of ctDNA NGS assays in patient samples from clinical trials of oncology drugs.

BS/MS with 2-5 years of NGS Experience in Academia or Industry

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