Scientist II

Location: Pleasanton, CA, United States
Date Posted: 09-20-2017
Position Role/Tile: Scientist II
Location: Pleasanton, CA.
Requisition #: 7326057


 
Responsibilities: includes but not limited to the following:
Execute standard molecular biology techniques, especially next generation sequencing library preparation, on clinical DNA samples.
Follow protocols precisely, and with extreme care, as material derived from clinical samples is highly limited.
Perform cell-free nucleic acids extraction from clinical plasma specimens, whole blood, and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue
Operate next generation sequencers
Perform basic analyses related to sequencing metrics and bioinformatics
Designs and executes assigned clinical/development laboratory experiments, utilizing established and innovative procedures. 
Resolves technical problems encountered during experimental procedures to improve results. 
Accurately and consistently records experimental methods, materials and results in electronic laboratory notebooks.
Troubleshoots and resolves difficult problems in creative ways by taking a new perspective on existing solutions, exploring and implementing new concepts and methodologies.
Presents findings at group or departmental meetings. 
May assist in preparing summaries, memos, internal reports, presentations, manuscripts, etc.
Minimum required qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences with 2-6 year's relevant experience.
  • Master degree 0-2 years preferred.
  • Working knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology
  • Familiar with bioinformatics tools, sequence analysis algorithms and NCBI programs such as BLAST  
  • Familiarity with nucleic acid extraction/purification technology
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Word and Excel applications
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Ability to work independently and able to work with cross-functional teams
Desirable qualifications:
  • Experience handling DNA, RNA and willing to work with clinical specimens such as blood products.
  • Experience performing molecular biology techniques on many samples simultaneously.
  • Experience in working various automated instruments and robots.
  • Proficient with some statistical software (e.g. JMP, R) preferred
  • Excellent skills in Excel worksheet and Visual Basic for Application macro scripts
  • Multi-tasking ability




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