Scientist II

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Posted: 11/27/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: R&D Job Number: 5178


The Scientist II/Sr. Scientist will be a member of the Assay Development team in Pleasanton for the development of RUO and CE-IVD/IVD products for use on next-generation sequencing (NGS) systems.


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.

Recommend innovative approaches, and/or expansion or curtailment of investigations based on experimental data or new scientific information arising from area of responsibility.   Assume responsibility for timely completion of projects, and respond appropriately to changing priorities.

Accurately and consistently record experimental methods, materials and results in electronic laboratory notebooks. Analyze data, evaluate results, form conclusions, and determine future experiments.

Present findings and/or comprehensive project status reviews at internal seminars and department meetings.   Apply advanced technical writing skills to produce reports and documents.  Prepare summaries, internal reports, presentations, manuscripts, etc.




  • The successful candidate should have a background in molecular biology and human disease related fields, with hands-on experience designing, optimizing and validating multiplex PCR or NGS based products. IVD/CE-IVD product development experience is highly desirable including working under design control regulations and GMP laboratory conditions.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry  or related field.
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