Associate Scientist/Scientist - PCR Assay Development

Driven Staffing in Redwood City, CA

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Environmental Science
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $95,810.00 - 157,700.00 / Year*
position filled
We have 2 contract positions available for accomplished Scientists with strong PCR experience for 2 long term contract assignments.
Both positions do have the possibility to become regular, full-time (permanent) positions.
In these roles you will provide support to the development of point of care molecular diagnostic kits in a demanding, fast-paced environment. You will work independently and closely with other scientists to design and develop multiplexed PCR amplification for point of care applications.
Additional duties may include device testing, optimization and verification as well as aiding in the QA and QC process. Attention to detail and the ability to write and follow SOPs is critical.
Demonstrated biochemistry and molecular biology expertise and experience with PCR, multiplexed and Real Time-PCR technology.
Experience working with infectious agents in a BSL-2 environment is a must.

Duties for the Associate Scientist/Scientist:
Design, develop, optimize and validate new RT-PCR, quantitative real time PCR and multiplexed assay methods
Hands-on experience with PCR assay development and optimization
Isolation of nucleic acids from a variety of sources
Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary team environment
Highly motivated, goal and milestone-driven researcher
Good presentation, writing and communication skills
Excellent team working and communication skill

Requirements for the Associate Scientist/Scientist:
At least a Bachelors in Biology, or related field
Associate Scientist requires a minimum of 3 years in IVD product development experience for FDA 510k regulated IVD products, Scientist requires 5+ years experience.
Hands on experience with handling BSL-2 pathogens
Clinical validation experience is desirable
Primer and DNA sequence analysis
Data analysis
Product development experience for FDA 510k regulated IVD products
Literature searching
Excellent presentation, communication, technical report, protocol and SOP writing
MS word, PPT, Excel
Associated topics: bioengineering, biological engineer, biomaterials, medical, metabolic, msat, nutrition, pain, pathogenesis, therapeutic

* Estimated salary

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