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Principal scientist

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, CA

Posted: 02/25/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -022019-23766
Responsibilities:
Develop a strong understanding of molecular processes to help develop novel nucleic acid extraction technologies
Co-design and run validation experiments
Run data analysis, and present results
Have a strong sense of multidisciplinary team work
Ability to work under pressure
Troubleshoot issues regarding equipment preparation as they arise
Become an expert on Chromatography

Skills:
Develops Novel nucleic acid extraction technologies. These technologies will increase sequencing accuracy and improve the lives of people with a wide variety of applications including the timely screening of newborns for diseases and the diagnosis of cancers and infectious diseases.

Looking for a motivated and team-oriented individual who is ambitious and who is passionate about revolutionary nucleic acid extraction technology. The Principal Scientist will be a critical member in the team to help design, and carry out DNA and RNA extraction from Plasma, and Urine. He or she must be detail oriented and keep exceptional notes. The candidate should also have excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

Education:
Master or PH.D in Chemistry, Chromatography or a related field
Experience with Electrophoresis is a plus
It is preferred that recent experience includes hands-on laboratory work including performing assays in wet-lab and/or the operation of analytical instrumentation
A record of unique publications that demonstrate critical thinking and original work.
Strong creative sense
Meticulous attention to detail and excellent written and electronic record keeping skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Any experience with surface chemistry, electrochemistry, electrical engineering is a plus
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