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Scientist I, II or SR

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Posted: 01/13/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Medical Affairs Job Number: 11533 Pay Rate: $31.00 - $53.00

Job Description

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

  • This position primarily involves wet-lab work. You will be expected to perform hands-on research activities at the bench for extended periods each day.
  • Independently, or with supervisor's guidance, conduct research, design, plan, and execute innovative and well-controlled experiments with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ensure that activities align with the project's critical path and adapt to changing priorities as needed.
  • Play an active role in troubleshooting efforts and propose solutions to optimize
  • processes, overcome challenges, and enhance product performance, accuracy, and reliability.
  • Prepare samples and run fully automated cobas X800 instrument for LOD, inclusivity, exclusivity assay test
  • Maintain accurate, consistent, and timely records of experimental methods, materials, and results in electronic laboratory notebooks. Analyze data, evaluate results, and plan next steps.
  • Integrate previous and current results to determine the next experimental steps and their impact on long-term project goals.
  • Present findings at group or departmental meetings and assist in preparing summaries, memos, internal reports, presentations, manuscripts, and other relevant materials.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure effective project progression.
  • Stay up-to-date with all training activities.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:
  • BS/MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field with 3+ years of full time, hands-on molecular biology experience in an academic or industrial setting.
  • Job title will be determined in accordance with applicants experience.
  • Applicants need to be self-motivated, fast learner, critical thinkers, and enthusiastic about science research.
  • Applicants need to have strong time management and organizational skills in a dynamic, constantly changing environment, and able to multitask and work on different projects.
  • Applicants need to work effectively & independently, exhibit a professional manner and establish constructive working relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize task, coordinate tasks with others, and meet the deadlines.
  • Hands-on experience performing complex multi-step experiments with detailed and diligent attention to planning, organization, hands-on technique, and record keeping.
  • Proficient in standard molecular biology techniques, which may include sample preparation, nucleic acid purification (RNA/DNA), molecular cloning, PCR and qPCR.
  • Experience with growing and manipulating BSL-2 bacteria is a plus.
  • Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate with all levels within the department.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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