Apr 16, 2019
A biomedical manufacturing company located in Sunnyvale, CA is seeking a Scientist I to join their Infectious Disease research group. This position is in the Biotechnology R&D group and is primarily a bench level job focusing on real time PCR and RT-PCR assay and product development in an FDA-QSR and ISO9001 compliant organization. The candidate will plan and execute laboratory research, demonstrate appropriate technical proficiency, scientific creativity and collaboration with cross-functional departments. In addition to technical qualifications, the ideal candidate will be highly goal-oriented, organized and be able to thrive in an atmosphere of shifting demands and priorities. The candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Research and develop molecular diagnostic tests for human viruses or other infectious agents on the company platform. Perform analytical studies required for design verification of complex assays prior to validation phase. Optimize sample preparation, real-time PCR and RT-PCR assays based on design of experiments and design input requirements. Handle blood-base clinical samples and perform microbiology work of BSL-2 organisms, including various bacterial and viral strains. Help develop and write verification and validation SOPs and technical reports. Maintain detailed experimental records. Apply analytical problem-solving skills to reagent and system integration issues to identify critical performance factors. Present data & participate in scientific discussions at the weekly Technical Meeting. May contribute to scientific literature and conferences. Allocate time and resources efficiently, effectively prioritize, and continually seek ways to meet individual, team and corporate goals.
Richmar Associates Sunnyvale, CA, USA