Assistant Scientist

Concord, CA
Aug 15, 2019
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Support research and/or development activities by performing studies to support development, validation and conduct of assays for multiple projects, including commercial operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute experiments, either independently or as a team member.
  • Develop, implement, and validate new methods and technologies for project advancement.
  • Assist with the design and execution of studies, analysis of data, and making recommendations.
  • Write study plans, final reports, notebook entries and other required documentation of work.
  • Assist in the maintenance of general laboratory functionality through monitoring of consumables inventory, laboratory waste management, QC of equipment and chemical inventory.
  • Identify patentable inventions.
  • Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.
  • Reduce and analyze complex data and present it to maximize clarity and impact.
  • Presents results of data at departmental or project meetings.
  • Contribute to scientific publications.
  • May determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • May supervise, mentor or provide guidance to other personnel.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 5years experience or,
  • Masters degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 2years experience.
  • Strong mathematics skills.
  • Proficient in writing reports, regulatory submissions and publications.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Familiarity with GLP/GMP regulations.
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Good communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, listening).
  • Ability to work independently.

Time management (schedules, timelines, task prioritization).