Scientist I

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Posted: 09/03/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: R&D Job Number: 6796

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

 

Duties:
  • 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 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 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 and manages own workflow to accomplish assigned objectives.
  • Uses discretion and independent judgment to recommend solutions to basic problems that their individual or team projects.
  • Establishes as appropriate internal/cross-functional/customer relationships.
  • With guidance, analyzes and brainstorms alternative approaches to solve problems and finds solutions.

 

Skills:

  • Ability to execute relevant laboratory experimentation.
  • Ability to recognize and resolve basic problems encountered in experimental procedure. 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Experience working a BSL-2 lab is required.
  • Experience with automated liquid handling or qPCR is a plus.

 

Education:

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