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Scientist II

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082022-30711 Region: Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area

Job Description

Position Summary:


The contract Scientist 2/Senior Scientist will be a member of the Assay Development team in Pleasanton for the development of RUO and/or CE-IVD/IVD products for use on next-generation sequencing (NGS) systems. The contract duration is for 1 year minimally, and the job level is dependent on the candidate s qualifications. The successful candidate will help develop and implement R&D strategies for related NGS applications including nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, sequencing, and data analysis. This position is ideal for individuals interested in assay/product development for NGS, involving a design control process.


Responsibilities:


  • The successful candidate must have a background in molecular biology and PCR. Must have experience with reagent and assay workflows related to molecular biology
  • It is highly preferred to have hands-on experience in designing, optimizing and validating PCR or NGS based products.
  • The individual will work under manager supervision to plan and conduct hands-on laboratory experiments independently, and apply advanced scientific knowledge to complete assigned projects.
  • This is a lab-based position, requiring the design and execution of experiments. Based on candidate s experience, the position can also have areas of leading aspects of the project.
  • Recommend innovative approaches and study plans based on experimental data. Assume responsibility for timely completion of projects and respond appropriately to changing priorities.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot assay workflows, in order to create and define the optimal performing assay product. Analyze data, evaluate results, form conclusions, and determine future experiments.
  • Participation in Verification studies and documentation, such as Reproducibility, Stability, and Limit of Detection studies. Based on level of experience, will lead verification campaigns and author verification studies and reports.

Requirements:

  • Strong laboratory proficiency. Must have strong scientific knowledge of the functional science of the techniques that they have worked on
  • Experience with Molecular Biology required. Thorough experience with PCR required, including optimizations.
  • Knowledge of NGS based workflows including target enrichment, and library preparation is preferred.
  • Experience in: assay design, optimization, verification, validation, experimental design, data analysis, and data and concept presentation is preferred.
  • Experience with diagnostics development is preferred.

Education Requirements:


  • Degree in Molecular Biology, Biology/Life Sciences.
  • Bachelor s, with 3+ years of industry experience
  • Master s, with 2+ years of industry experience
  • PhD, with minimum 1+ years of industry experience required. Starts at Senior Scientist role.
  • Not considering Chemistry or Physics degrees or candidates in the engineering field.
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