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Research Associate I/II

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 08/29/2017 Job ID: JN -082017-19909
Research Associate - Assay Development

Skill set:
DNA, Genomics Based Assays, PCR, GMP Regulations
  • After introduction to work processes, begins to organize, conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding.
  • Techniques will be PCR based assays, and helping with Assay Development
  • Assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.
  • Summarizes experimental results, and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader.
  • Communicates results of experiments.
  • Keeps supervisor/project leader informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas.
  • Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA).
  • Analyzes and interprets experimental data using various data analysis software and/or applying quantitative methods. Uses technical writing skills to produce reports and documents.
  • May present findings at internal meetings. Assumes accountability for electronic lab notebook documentation, ensuring experimental methods and results are recorded timely, accurately and consistently, and according to established formats.
  • Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation.
  • May troubleshoot issues related to instrumentation.
  • Works independently and manages own work flow to accomplish assigned objectives.
  • Uses discretion and independent judgment to recommend solutions to basic problems that their individual or team projects.
  • Establishes as appropriate internal/cross-functional/customer relationships. With guidance, analyzes and brainstorms alternative approaches to solve problems and finds solutions.
  • 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field

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