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Scientist II/Sr. Scientist

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Posted: 01/06/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 10983 Pay Rate: $29.00 - $51.00

Job Description

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

  • The successful candidate will help develop and implement R&D strategies for related NGS applications including nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, sequencing, and data analysis.
  • The successful candidate must have a background in molecular biology and PCR.
  • Must have experience with reagent and assay workflows related to molecular biology.
    It is highly preferred to have hands-on experience in designing, optimizing and validating PCR or NGS based products.
  • 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.
  • This is a lab-based position, requiring the design and execution of experiments.
  • Based on candidate’s experience, the position can also have areas of leading aspects of the project.
  • Recommend innovative approaches and study plans based on experimental data.
  • Assume responsibility for timely completion of projects and respond appropriately to changing priorities.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot assay workflows, in order to create and define the optimal performing assay product.
  • Analyze data, evaluate results, form conclusions, and determine future experiments.
  • Participation in Verification studies and documentation, such as Reproducibility, Stability, and Limit of Detection studies.
  • Based on level of experience, will lead verification campaigns and author verification studies and reports.
  • It is preferred to have experience under design control principals and regulations.
  • Consistently record experimental methods and results in electronic laboratory notebooks.
  • Present findings and/or comprehensive project status reviews at internal seminars and department meetings.
  • Apply technical writing skills to produce reports and documents.

Job Requirements

  • Strong laboratory proficiency.
  • Must have strong scientific knowledge of the functional science of the techniques that they have worked on.
  • Experience with Molecular Biology required.
  • Thorough experience with PCR required, including optimizations.
  • Knowledge of NGS based workflows including target enrichment, and library preparation is preferred.
  • Experience in assay design, optimization, verification, validation, experimental design, data analysis, and data and concept presentation is preferred.
  • Experience with diagnostics development is preferred.

  • Degree in Molecular Biology, Biology/Life Sciences.
  • Bachelor’s, with 2+ years’ experience
  • Master’s, with 1+ years of industry experience.
  • PhD, with 1+ years industry experience.
  • Not considering Chemistry or Physics degrees or candidates in the engineering field.

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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