Associate Scientist, Assay Development
Posted on Apr 13, 2021 by Illumina
Plan and execute various laboratory activities for sample prep and NGS platforms, software and assay product development.
Hands on development and optimization of sample preparation kits or other complex assays.
Recognize potential problems, understand and troubleshoot assays, and work to resolve any issues to minimize impact on success of project
Assesses information to ensure data sufficiency and completeness of results. Report recommendations based on tested experimental results.
Collect, organize and analyze large data sets.
Write experimental summaries and prepare technical presentations for updates to various audiences as appropriate. Provide verbal progress reports in both formal and informal settings.
Contribute to IVD design verification protocols and reports; help plan and execute IVD design verification and validation studies.
Act as a key contributor within integrated and multidisciplinary teams developing new, and improving existing clinical assays; interface with various departments, such as Engineering, Operations, Bioinformatics, Quality.
Contribute to the overall success of the project, by anticipating problems and working to resolve any issues, minimizing impact on success.
Work independently, with autonomy and minimal supervision.
Use standard laboratory instrumentation: ie fluorescence plate readers, thermocyclers, liquid handling robotics, sequencers.
Perform other duties as needed.
Hands on experience of standard molecular biology/nucleic acid-based protocols for DNA. Hands-on experience with next generation sequencing technologies (NGS) is a plus.
Knowledge and experience of microarray or next-generation sequencing, PCR/qPCR optimization, and laboratory automation is desirable.
Ability to handle hazardous and biohazardous materials including human blood products.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
Knowledge of data analysis tools such as JMP, R, Matlab or similar is highly desirable.
Detail-oriented mind-set, organized, able to implement protocols and keep good notes in a lab notebook.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
A desire to be part of fast paced dynamic development environment.
All listed requirements are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics or related field.
2-4 years industry experience of product development of molecular biology and/or biochemical applications. Experience in IVD product development is highly desirable