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Scientist II

SQA Solution
Pleasanton, CA
November 05, 2019


Major Pharma company is looking for a Scientist II in Pleasanton, CA. It is a 6 - 36 months on W2.


The Scientist I/II/Sr Scientist will be a member of the Assay Development team in Pleasanton for the development of RUO and CE-IVD/IVD products for use on next-generation sequencing (NGS) systems.

The successful candidate will help develop and implement R&D strategies for related NGS applications including nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, sequencing, and data analysis.

This position is ideal for individuals interested in learning assay/product development, involving design control.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

The successful candidate should have a background in molecular biology and human disease-related fields, with hands-on experience designing, optimizing and validating multiplex PCR or NGS based products. IVD/CE-IVD product development experience is desirable including working under design control regulations and GMP laboratory conditions.

The individual will work under manager supervision to plan and conduct hands-on laboratory experiments independently and apply advanced scientific knowledge to complete assigned projects.

Recommend innovative approaches and study plans based on experimental data or scientific information arising from area of responsibility. Assume responsibility for timely completion of projects and respond appropriately to changing priorities.

Participation in Verification studies and documentation, such as Reproducibility, Stability, and Limit of Detection studies

Accurately and consistently record experimental methods, materials and results in electronic laboratory notebooks.

Analyze data, evaluate results, form conclusions, and determine future experiments.

Present findings and/or comprehensive project status reviews at internal seminars and department meetings. Apply technical writing skills to produce reports and documents.


Strong laboratory proficiency and experience with molecular techniques and concepts.

Knowledge of NGS based workflows including target enrichment and library preparation is preferred.

Experience in all or some of the following: assay design, optimization, validation, experimental design, data analysis, and data and concept presentation is preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.

2 years of industry experience is preferred. The position will be determined based on relevant industry history and experience.