Principal Scientist I
Central, CA area

Currently seeking a talented and dedicated Principal Scientist I for a great opportunity in the Central, CA area. As a Principal Scientist in RSS – RED you will be at the forefront of this exciting research. The work combines platform development, assay research and development, workflow design (manual as well as automated), and clinical application development. You will work within a high performing team of molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, engineers, chemists, and market analysts, to help bring the best NGS-based clinical assays to the public

Responsibilities of the Principal Scientist I

  • Leads, manages, and mentors a team of Scientists and Sr. Scientists in the design, planning, and execution of assigned research. Performs hands-on research activities at the bench
  • Generates technical requirements for new instruments and next-generation sequencing platform. Validates workflows and applications for a new next-generation sequencing platform
  • Independently defines and plans project goals, and achieves them with the help of the team. Makes recommendations, and when appropriate, acts independently to resolve scientific problems encountered during experimental procedures. Ensures activities are consistent with project critical path, and responds appropriately to changing priorities
  • Accurately, consistently, and promptly records experimental methods, materials, and results in electronic laboratory notebooks. Analyzes data, evaluate results, forms conclusions, and implements/documents process improvements
  • Integrates previous and current results to determine next experimental steps and the impact on long-term project goals
  • Guides team members to the planning, prioritization, execution, and analysis of experiments, and helps them analyze and interpret results, generate reports, troubleshoot problems and formulate solutions based on scientific knowledge and past experience
  • Serves as a resource to other departments (e.g., Development, Manufacturing/Operations, Quality, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Studies, Bioinformatics, and International Technical Services), provides timely response and follow-ups. Participates in the expeditious transfer of products and technologies by providing scientific knowledge and assistance
  • Has supervisory responsibilities; provides guidance to new team members and builds professional relationships
  • Work involves troubleshooting and resolving difficult problems in creative ways. Takes a new perspective on existing solutions, exploring and implementing new concepts and methodologies

Requirements of the Principal Scientist I

  • Typically 3 years of relevant experience, 6+ years preferred
  • Formal Training/Education: MS required in Biology, Chemistry, Biological Science or equivalent. PhD preferred
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