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Senior Scientist, Process Development (Reagent NPI)

Menlo Park, CA
Start date
Dec 3, 2022

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The process development scientist will have strong biochemistry and molecular biology background. Candidate should have strong hands-on laboratory experience, including reagent formulations, sample preparation, analytical assay development and PacBio sequencing instrument operation. Ability to analyze data and strong knowledge of software like Excel and JMP.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct laboratory work under general direction of supervisor.
  • Hands-on testing and integration of assay workflows onto sequencing platforms.
  • Help plan, conduct, analyze, interpret, and report recommendations based on tested experimental results.
  • Support product commercialization from design transfer to manufacturing.
  • Assess information to ensure data sufficiency and completeness of results.
  • Help write experimental protocols, summaries, and reports.
  • Work as part of a scientific team and participate in team meetings and initiatives.
  • Work in ISO 9001 and 13485 regulated environments.
  • All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

Position Requirements:

  • Normally requires a PhD in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 2-5 years related experience; may include post-doctoral experience.
  • A degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related scientific discipline preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience in life sciences, medical devices, diagnostics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical or related scientific fields preferred.
  • Experience in a development / manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Has expertise in biochemistry, chemistry, and molecular biology.
  • Must be hands-on in the laboratory.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork.
  • Ability to take initiative and independently drive projects to completion with detailed and efficient execution and reporting.
  • Knowledge of sequencing system and PLM process is a plus.



Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, proof of COVID vaccination is required for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions).

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