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Scientist

Company: Roche
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:The development team (Pleasanton, CA) at Roche Sequencing Solutions is seeking a talented and motivated Scientist II to develop and launch exciting target enrichment technologies in the field of Next-Generation Sequencing. The qualified candidate will join a project team and will be responsible for optimizing workflows, improving performance, and developing innovative workflows into game changing products. Candidates must be able to work in a cross functional, collaborative, exciting, and fast-paced team environment.Essential Responsibilities and Duties:Optimizes target enrichment workflows for ease of use, turnaround time, and performance.Performs nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, and optimizes output for downstream processing.Operates nucleic acid analysis instruments for quality and quantity assessments; this includes qPCR instruments, fluorometers, Agilent Bioanalyzer and TapeStation.Uses Next-Generating Sequencing instruments to produce data for downstream analysis.Performs feasibility, verification, and validation studies with the goals of product development and product launch.Accurately and consistently records experimental methods, materials, and results in electronic laboratory notebooks. Analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions, and determines future experiments.Presents findings or comprehensive project status reviews at internal meetings. Establishes and maintains productive relationship with personnel in cross functional teams.Key Skills and Competencies:Bachelors degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 3 years of lab experienceExperience with next-generation sequencing based workflows including nucleic acid extraction, and library preparation is a mustFamiliarity with laboratory automation/liquid handling, qPCR, nucleic acid analysis tools is preferredTeam oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to take ownership and accountability of assignmentExcellent written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individuals race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at US.Accommodation@roche.com .

Keywords: Roche, Pleasanton , Scientist, Other , Pleasanton, California

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