Scientist I, Sequencing

United States, California, San Jose

Under the supervision of a Principal Scientist, Scientist I in Development will be responsible for:
Executing experiments for verification and validation of prenatal diagnostics and screening tests for regulatory submission for Lab-developed Tests and Medical Devices for the domestic and international markets, including experimentation to support ongoing long term stability studies and to aid in troubleshooting of laboratory-based issues. As part of these responsibilities, the Scientist I will be expected to be capable of performing the following types of activities:
  • After introduction to work processes, will organize, conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding. 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.
  • Analyzes and interprets experimental data using various data analysis software and/or applying quantitative methods. Uses technical writing skills to produce reports and documents. May present findings at internal meetings.
  • Specific laboratory work includes processing of human specimens, reagent preparation, molecular biology techniques for DNA, including DNA extraction and purification, PCR, gel electrophoresis, enzymatic reactions, next generation sequencing, and microarray hybridization.
  • Laboratory work includes operating automated liquid-handling instruments for complex molecular biology processes, and requires adherence to maintenance of equipment and laboratory space.
  • Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA,), and under specified quality management systems (e.g., ISO13485, GMP,).