BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for an Associate Scientist to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.
The Associate Scientist will be involved in developing nucleic acid detection assays associated with signature profiles related to specific cancers. Primary duties will be focused in the laboratory. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Support the R&D team with conducting experiments in collaboration with others
Positively contribute to project goals by assisting with the design, execution, and analysis of experiments
Optimize and simplify complex assays to achieve commercial levels of stability and performance
Independently run assays and instrumentation related to next generation sequencing technology including sample preparation, cluster generation, and sequencing.
Assist in writing standard operation procedures and lab protocols for use in a clinical testing environment
Write experimental summaries and prepare technical presentations for updating supervisor and other team members as appropriate. Provide verbal progress reports in both formal and informal settings
Maintain a laboratory notebook
BS and/or MS in Genetics, Molecular Biology, or related discipline with >5+ years of relevant laboratory experience and industry experience
Experience with qPCR-based assay development is essential, ideally in the context of molecular diagnostics
Hands-on experience with Next Generation Sequencing technologies is required
Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills and the ability to optimize processes and protocols
Experience with DNA/RNA extraction methods in a BSL2 lab environment.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
Ability to multi-task and readily adapt to new projects depending on the needs of the development team
Proficiency using common biology software, tools and databases