Research Scientist I - Molecular Biology
Clontech - Mountain View, CA

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Candidate will work as a key member of the R&D team, working with other scientists and marketing professionals responsible for conceiving and implementing product development strategy for gene expression analysis and next generation sequencing sample preparation. Must be able to achieve results through direct hands-on work and by collaborating with others within R&D and marketing.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Develop products for gene amplification and expression analysis and related technologies

Independently identify, assess and develop cutting-edge technologies

Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate detailed phases of every project

Collaborate with others in R&D and marketing to develop and execute strategy for sample preparation and analysis

Serve as functional expert to support sales and technical support representatives – may be required to give external presentations to customers

Education / Experience /Requirements

Ph.D. with postdoctoral or industrial product development experience preferred

Strong expertise/experience in developing assays or applications for gene amplification and analysis. In particular, excellent knowledge and experience required in the handling and analysis of RNA – especially from small or hard-to-handle samples

Knowledge regarding the application of PCR in clinical settings and/or next generation sequencing techniques would be of additional benefit

Strong interest in technology development

Must have excellent bench skills and proven ability to independently initiate and follow through on new projects. Able to rapidly translate scientific ideas into products

Self-motivated; possess a strong sense of urgency to drive a project to completion and a clear ability to prioritize tasks accordingly

Highly effective analytical, problem solving and judgment skills

Proven ability to meet rapid development timelines

Demonstrated potential to lead people – both directly and indirectly

Collaborative personality with strong interpersonal skills

Demonstrated multitasking ability

Excellent oral and written communication skills

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