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Associate Scientist

San Diego Metro Area, California

Post Date: 08/25/2017 Job ID: JN -082017-19895
  • Array Development Group, you will play an integral role in developing next generation biochemical assay development (FACS, HPLC, Genetics/Genomics sequencing)
  • omic Array based assays for diverse research and applied markets.
    Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop, characterize and optimize assay protocols and automated workflows
  • Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot assays and associated HW and equipment
  • Conduct focused research under general direction of supervisor by planning, conducting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting recommendations based on tested experimental results.
  • Independently execute verification and validation testing of new Array assay workflows and assay automation software. Complete associated paperwork in accordance with appropriate good documentation standard
  • Conduct experiments and analyze data to support a robust supply of key components of the Infinium Assay
  • Analyze large complex data sets with statistical methodology
  • Participate in fast paced multidisciplinary development and troubleshooting teams
  • Keep a laboratory notebook, write reports and prepare presentations
  • Become an expert in Illumina s BeadArray assays including, but not limited to, Infinium Genotyping, Methylation, and Copy number variation.
  • Deliver results in a fast-paced, results orientated, product development environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Required Skills and Experience:
  • MSc or BSc in Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Bioengineering or other applied Biology or Chemistry field with a minimum 7 years working experience in an industrial R&D environment
  • Hands-on experience with development and optimization of workflow / HW for biochemical assays.
  • Practical experience with design, planning and execution of system / workflow level verification and validation
  • Practical experienced with bio physical characterization metrology (HPLC, binding assays, FACS, surface energy, fluid dynamics etc)
  • Proven record of troubleshooting assay processes to deliver root cause and robust fixes
  • Experienced in molecular biology methods for nucleic acid analysis and manipulation including purification, amplification, labeling, hybridization for both DNA and RNA.
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