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Scientific. Clinical. Software Engineering

Scientist

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, CA

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -032020-26485 Region: Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES

After introduction to work processes, begins to organize, conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding. Assumes responsibility for data analysis and is also responsible 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).

Has basic understanding of molecular/microbiology and biochemical concepts (e.g., PCR, sterile technique, calculations).

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 track laboratory inventory (e.g., equipment, supplies, specimens, raw materials, reagents).

May troubleshoot issues related to experiments/instrumentation.

Works independently and manages own workflow to accomplish assigned objectives.

With guidance, analyzes and brainstorms alternative approaches to solve problems and finds solutions.

Makes sound recommendations to solve problems.

Establishes as appropriate internal/cross-functional/customer relationships.

Uses discretion and independent judgment to recommend solutions to basic problems that their individual or team projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities.

FORMAL TRAINING/EDUCATION

Bachelor s degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work-experience X

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to execute relevant laboratory experimentation.

Ability to recognize and resolve basic problems encountered in experimental procedure.

Ability to analyze data and arrive at conclusions

Knowledge of molecular/microbiology and biochemical concepts (e.g., PCR, sterile technique, calculations).

Ability to work in small and large teams

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Based on business needs

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