Assay Development Scientist

  • location: San Diego, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $41.23 - $48.50 per hour
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Assay Development Scientist

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location: San Diego, California
job type: Contract
salary: $41.23 - 48.50 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
Job Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of scientists in the Oncology Translational Research - Tumor Morphology Group, playing a key role in the development and conduct of predictive biomarker assays in human study samples. An Assay Development Scientist serves as a technical expert and supports the rapidly expanding oncology and immuno-oncology portfolio.
  • Carry out experiments to help develop, validate and execute biomarker assays to support Phase I/II clinical studies.
  • Serve as a technical resource within the TMG for cell culture and preparation of RNA and protein.
  • Explore novel concepts and innovative technologies to expand the group's biomarker discovery capabilities
  • Ensure all tasks and responsibilities are carried out according to scientific and ethical standards.
  • Interface with colleagues in matrixed diagnostic teams.
  • Manage sample work flows including sample accessioning and archiving.
  • Gather, interpret, analyze data.
  • Keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments.
Education & Qualifications

  • BS in biological science with 3+ years of experience in assay development/validation with a focus on cancer biology and biomarkers
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry development in human tumors
  • Experience working with human samples, including sample prep of various types of tumor specimens
  • Experience in cell culture and current molecular biology techniques, including qRT-PCR, western blotting, and gene expression profiling.
  • Current knowledge of oncology research, drug discovery and development
  • Experience with next generation DNA/RNA sequencing, NanoString/HTG analysis of mRNA strongly preferred.
  • Experience with and/or comfortable handling mice.
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with other scientists, both within the group and in other groups; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Cell Culture 2 - 4 Years
  • Immunoblotting 1 - 2 Years
  • Quantitative Real Time Pcr (QRT-PCR) 1 - 2 Years
skills: Cell Biology, Assay Development, Cell Cultures, RT-PCR
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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