Senior Scientist

San Francisco, California
Jul 31, 2019
Senior Scientist
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Senior Scientist work closelys with the Director of Assay Development to achieve product objectives in infectious disease detection

· Innovate novel technologies and see them through from ideation to product launch

· Work at the bench to develop novel technologies for the next generation of diagnostic devices

· Lead and mentor a team of scientists to meet product goals

· Careful documentation of work, analysis of results, and communication of important conclusions to the team

Minimum Qualifications

· Advanced degree (MS or higher) or equivalent experience in molecular biology, with expertise in molecular diagnostic methods including qPCR, digital PCR, and sequencing

· Extensive experience in DNA variation analysis such as mutation, copy number variation/rearrangement, RNA gene expression, and protein detection using modern molecular biology methods

· Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of scientists

· Ability to work successfully across disciplines (including bioinformatics, software, manufacturing, product development, quality, regulatory, and marketing) in a collaborative, team environment

· Experience working in biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) environment

· Willingness to work with infectious or otherwise biohazardous material

· Comfortable using common office software (Microsoft, Google, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

· 5 or more years developing commercial diagnostic products in a GLP/GMP environment is highly desired

· 2 or more years’ experience designing and optimizing DNA amplification assays, SNP detection, detection of copy number variation, etc.

· Familiarity with statistical methods and software (JMP, R, etc.)

· Past experience in design control and product lifecycle management

· Previous participation in regulatory submissions, US and international