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Scientist

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Posted: 04/09/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -052019-24839 Region: San Jose Metro Area

Job Description

Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Biological Sciences (e.g. microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, etc.).
  • Minimum of 1-3 years (MS) or 3-5 years (BS) industry experience in a regulated environment (In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) development experience preferred).
  • Good understanding of microbiology, molecular biology, high-through put (HTP) based workflows, and data analysis methodology (JMP).
  • Hands-on experience in basic aseptic techniques, handling BSL2 organisms or clinical specimens and working with a HTP system (e.g., Hamilton) is beneficial. Experience with bacteria culture in a BSL2 environment preferred.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills with a strong level of computer literacy. Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word programs.

Duties

  • After training and introduction to work processes, begins to organize, conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding. Able to demonstrate an understanding and application of microbiology and/or molecular biology techniques while developing a product.
  • 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 (e.g., JMP) 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 with minimal supervision and manages own work flow to accomplish assigned objectives. Uses discretion and independent judgment to recommend solutions to basic problems to team.
  • Establishes as appropriate internal and cross-functional relationships. With guidance, analyzes and brainstorms alternative approaches to solve problems and finds solutions.
  • Maintains familiarity with current technology related information and/or literature and conducts project related information searches and may be involved in extensive literature searches.
  • May be required to work occasional non-standard hours; e.g., second shift, or a few hours of weekend work. May be required to work at a second site in Pleasanton, CA. All changes to work hours or site will be planned, discussed and approved prior to scheduling.
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