Scientist I/IIPleasanton, California
Category:Scientific & Clinical
Job Title: Scientist I/II
+ Work independently under manager supervision, execute standard
molecular biology techniques, especially next generation sequencing
library preparation, on DNA and RNA samples
+ Follow protocols precisely, and with extreme care under design
control regulations and GMP laboratory conditions
+ Be comfortable with and able to adapt to regular protocol
changes as protocols are being developed and improved
+ Regularly work with human biological samples including blood,
plasma, tissue for nucleic acid extraction
+ Work under manager supervision to plan and conduct hands-on
development and optimization 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
+ Be comfortable with changing priorities.
+ Accurately and consistently record sample tracking
information, 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 technical writing skills to produce reports and
Strong laboratory proficiency and experience with molecular
techniques and concepts.
Knowledge of NGS based workflows including target enrichment,
and library preparation is preferred.
Experience with NGS platforms is preferred.
Accurate record keeping a must.
Ability to work independently and with cross-functional
Experience in assay design, optimization, validation,
experimental design, data analysis, and data and concept
presentation is preferred.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially
Word and Excel applications
Bachelor's degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry,
Biochemistry or related field.
Job level (Scientist I/Scientist II) will be determined based on