Scientist I

Santa Clara, California 95050 | Contract

Post Date: 05/31/2018 Job ID: 4318 Industry: R&D

Our client develops, manufactures and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, services, tests, platforms and technologies.


  • The Scientist will provide scientific excellence and guidance in sample preparation for the nanopore platform.
  • The candidate will contribute to the optimization and development of sample preparation protocols that enable sequencing-based assays in a wide variety of applications.


Overview of duties:
  • Optimize workflows and reaction conditions for library and sequencing preparation protocols, to meet system performance specifications.
  • Perform hands-on assay development in a fast-paced environment.
  • Perform analysis of experimental results.
  • Characterize assays on the Nanopore sequencing platform.
  • Work using best laboratory practices, maintaining well-organized and concise records of worked performed and results.



  • DNA extraction/purification, and analysis methods.
  • Knowledge of PCR assays, design and implementation Gel electrophoresis and nucleic acid quantification methods.
  • Outstanding lab bench skills and trouble shooting capability.
  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated critical thinking.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, excellent written and electronic record keeping skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Team-oriented, in close parallel with the strong ability to also work independently.
  • Industry experience with product development processes (PDP).
  • Hands-on industry experience in various molecular biology methods.
  • Experience working with nucleic acids, enzymes and proteins.
  • Familiarity with bead-based purification methods NGS library prep, and sequencing experience.
  • Background in bioinformatics or programming languages such as Python Agilent Bioanalyzer, Nanodrop, Qubit, or liquid handler experience.



  • BS in Mol Bio, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Bioengineering or related fields.
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