Product Development Associate Scientist/Engineer - Alameda, CA | Biospace
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Product Development Associate Scientist/Engineer

OncoCyte, Corp.

Alameda, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Associate, Development, Engineering, Scientist,

Job Description


Seeking highly motivated Product Development Associate Scientist/Engineer with industry experience in developing molecular assays. This position entails formulating, developing and optimizing molecular diagnostic assays, processes and methods. He/she will work cross-functionally within the Product Development, CLIA Lab Operations’ Teams and with outside resources. The position will require independent research and the ability to execute a project plan and timeline. The candidate will be expected to communicate results effectively in both written reports and oral presentation. This position requires working well in a team environment and coordinating activities other team members to meet specific project milestones and deadlines. The Product Development Associate Scientist/Engineer will be part of a team responsible for the development, verification and validation of assays for clinical specimens in compliance with a LDT CLIA environment.


•   Perform molecular genetic testing on clinical specimens, including general sequencing and expression array analysis
•   Assist in Analytical performance, Process and Test Method Validations
•   Develop quality control procedures for reagents and process controls for CLIA laboratory
•   Project planning, assay optimization, and technology transfer to the CLIA laboratory
•   Service and Installation of Capital Equipment
•   Develop Equipment and Facilities Controls
•   Identify and correct problems that may adversely affect test performance, analysis, or reporting of assay results
•   Participate in activities associated with regulatory compliance and inspections
•   Work cooperatively in a team environment supporting senior laboratory and management staff
•   Work closely with the CLIA staff and QA/QC staff to transfer reagent processes and methods


Education and Training:  

•   M.S. with 4+ years’ experience or BS degree with 6+ years in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field
•   Minimum of 4 years experience in protein expression, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field in assay or platform development
•   Broad experience in molecular biology techniques and/or automated instrumentation
•   Experience with development, verification, and validation study’s and the documentation process
•   Hands on experience with Oncology testing and a proven track record of developing diagnostic tests for CLIA laboratory
•   Industry experience strongly preferred

Knowledge and Skills:   

•   Knowledge of molecular diagnostics preferred
•   Knowledge of statistical analysis and process control methods
•   Excellent interpersonal skills
•   Excellent problem solving skills
•   Demonstrated strength in tact and diplomacy with internal and external collaborators
•   Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
•   Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
•   Effective verbal and written communication skills


The work required for this position is to be performed onsite in a formal office/laboratory environment.

Company Description

OncoCyte Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on developing non-invasive molecular diagnostics for the detection of cancer. OncoCyte Corporation is a privately-held subsidiary of BioTime Inc.

BioTime, Inc. (NYSE Amex:BTX), based in Alameda, California, is focused on stem cells and regenerative medicine. Our broad platform of stem cell technologies is developed through subsidiaries focused on specific fields of applications. We develop and market research products in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, including a wide array of proprietary human embryonic stem cell lines, ACTCellerate™ progenitor cell lines, hydrogel matrices, culture media, and differentiation kits.

We know that there are many factors considered when deciding on the best organization for your career growth – personal satisfaction and compensation, pleasant relationships and working conditions, career development and promotion opportunities and health benefits are just a few. As a member of our team, you will be expected to contribute your talents and energies to improving the environment, quality and reputation of the company. And, we will be committed to assuring you a satisfying work experience!