Sr Scientist, Research & Development

Molecular Stethoscope

San Diego, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 02/24/2021
  • Website: molecularstethoscope.com
  • Company Address: 10835 Road to the Cure Suite 100, San Diego, CA, 92121

About Molecular Stethoscope

Molecular Stethoscope is an early stage, molecular diagnostics company engaged in transcriptomic research and development in San Diego, California.

Job Description

Molecular Stethoscope is an early-stage molecular diagnostics company engaged in transcriptomic research and development in San Diego, California. Our mission is to improve patient health through the development of cutting-edge molecular tests. We are looking for a Senior Scientist with a strong background in RNA based molecular diagnostics to execute technical and laboratory based aspects of in-house research and assay development. As a Sr. Scientist, you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team and assist in the development of our current and future product pipeline. You will be responsible for supporting the development of assays/processes that adhere to clinical quality and regulatory guidelines. The successful candidate is expected to conduct his/her job responsibilities with a high degree accuracy, meticulous detail and professionalism.
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Tasks and Responsibilities
Development of a variety of assays for platforms including highly multiplexed RT-qPCR and Next Generation Sequencing
Recognize problems, understand and troubleshoot assays in an individual and team setting
Analyze large complex data sets with statistical methodology
Analyze test results from various sources and develop comprehensive technical recommendations
Research and innovate new technologies
Drive implementation of solutions and deliver results in a fast-paced, dynamic product development environment
Possess the ability to guide and mentor scientific staff as part of assigned research and/or development projects
Perform other duties as assigned and as an integral member of the team
Position Requirements & Experience
D in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry from a top academic institution
3-5 years of experience beyond PhD; commercial assay development experience preferred
Proven track record of successful development; launch of commercial products preferred
Track record of creativity, productivity and success solving highly complex novel scientific problems, as evidenced by a strong publication record and/or patent history
Extensive experience with circulating nucleic acids, single-cell sequencing, FFPE transcriptomic research and/or other challenging areas with the associated analytical and bioinformatics knowledge to prepare results
NGS and/or qPCR based automation platform use, maintenance and configuration is desirable
RNA based molecular assay experience
Excellent troubleshooting and experimental design skills required
Experience analyzing data from various sources: Arrays, qPCR, NGS desired
Proven track record of productive work in individual and team environments
Strong communication skills, demonstrated by seminars, poster presentations, etc.
Experience in management of scientific staff preferred
Local candidates preferred
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits program that includes stock options, vacation and sick pay, medical/dental insurance, and 401(k).

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