Sr. Scientist

San Jose, CA 95138

Posted: 08/13/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research - Discovery Job Number: 4624

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


  • Works under minimal supervision, to conduct laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures with advanced technical and theoretical understanding. Makes recommendations to resolve problems encountered during experimental procedures.
  • 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 in the form of reports and presentations.
  • 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).
  • Accurately and consistently records experimental methods, materials, and results.
  • Applies advanced technical writing skills to produce reports and documents such as summaries, SOPs, DHFs, presentations and manuscripts.
  • Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation.




  • Background and technique skills in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Hands-on experiences with PCR, and/or Microarray, and/or NGS technology. Good understanding of bioinformatics and biostatistics.
  • Good data analysis skills and good documentation skills.



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