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Associate Scientist

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 10/31/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -102018-22950

As an Associate Scientist in Clinical Genomic Product Development, you will play an integral role in developing diagnostic product using next generation sequencing. You will work as part of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary team focused on the enhancement of existing product and developing new assay by characterizing and optimizing current assay protocols and automated workflow. Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot assays and automation. Conduct focused research under general direction of supervisor. Ability to be independent by carrying out experimental planning, conducting, analyzing, interpreting and reporting. Ability to complete associated paperwork in accordance with appropriate good documentation standard. Keep a laboratory notebook, write reports and prepare presentations.

Hands-on experience with development and optimization of assay and workflow. Practical experience with design and executing experiment. Proven record of troubleshooting assay processes to deliver root cause and robust fixes. Experienced in molecular biology methods for nucleic acid manipulation including purification, amplification, labeling, hybridization for both DNA and RNA. Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills. Flexible and adaptable. Analytical, detail-oriented, organized, takes initiative, and self-motivated.Record of process driven approach to experimental design and troubleshooting, including understanding of DOE and statistical analysis / scripting software such as JMP and R. Excellent lab notebook and documentation skills.

MSc or BSc in Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Bioengineering or other applied Biology or Chemistry field with a minimum 3-7 years working experience in an industrial environment
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