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Reagent and Assay Development - Senior Scientist

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Develops, validates, and applies methods for various genomics methods mainly focused on sequencing. * Develops project timelines and utilizes time management practices and tools to manage demands and deadlines and to deliver on key project milestones. * Determines all chemicals, reagents and supplies needed for a project; develops a strong knowledge of all related third-party vendors and their technologies and products. * Processes nucleic acid isolation and quantification, PCR amplification, library preparation, plate normalizations. * Accurately and consistently records experimental methods, materials and results in electronic laboratory notebooks. * Analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions, and determines future experiments. * Uses broad knowledge of molecular biology technique to proactively troubleshoot assays, resolve technical issues and challenges, and perform data interpretation. * Collaborates with other R&D functions to transfer new assays and methods to automation platforms. * Implements standard operation procedures SOPs. * Presents work including scientific background information and project updates at internal staff meetings and at cross-functional team meetings. * Establishes and maintains productive relationship with personnel in Development; orients and trains new R&D personnel as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

* Masters degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 7 years of hands-on lab experience. * Strong molecular biology background. * Experience in assay design, optimization, validation, experimental design, data analysis, and presentation. * Experience performing next-generation sequencing methods (Exome, whole genome, RNA sequencing). * Excellent communication skills.

PREFERRED:

* Experience in: Laboratory automation/liquid handling; Microarrays (Affymetrix and Illumina); Real-time PCR; Bioinformatics/Computer Science. * Ability to write SOPs. * Next-generation sequencing using Illumina instruments such as NovaSeq, HiSeq, Nextseq, MiSeq. * Previous experience in analysis and interpretation of NGS data is a plus. * Previous experience with different genomics analysis technologies such as microarrays, real time PCR and ancillary equipment for quality control and validation is a plus.

Keywords: Planet Pharma, Pleasanton , Reagent and Assay Development - Senior Scientist, Other , Pleasanton, California

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