Scientist 2

Seeking a Scientist II to contribute as a key member of Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics R&D Business located in Berkeley, CA. Must be comfortable in a fast paced start-up environment and capable of integrating requirements from the various stakeholders and have ability to balance the needs of cost, quality and time-to-market. Contributions are expected at the individual level. 

The Scientist II is responsible for the development of next generation PCR technology and new sample prep strategy. 

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 
• BS Degree in biology or biochemistry with 2+ years of industry experience OR MS Degree 
• Experience in improving reagents and protocols on along with instrument development (binding, inhibition, elution, protocol optimizing) 
• Experience with standard molecular biology techniques 
• Experience with sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction technologies is required 
• Experience in development of PCR assays and experimenting with PCR based diagnostics assays 
• Independently perform experimentation and hands-on analysis 
• Experience developing qualitative and quantitative assay systems, primer design, genomic database mining, materials and vendor selection and qualification 
• Some background in DOE, statistics in assay development 
• Candidate must have been part of teams of commercially successful platforms where the candidate made significant contributions 
• Self-motivated, independent and a driving force of efficient execution 
• Documentation experience in a regulated environment 
• Strong written and oral communication skills 
• Work well in a team setting, ability to work independently, and collaboratively 
• Organized, with attention to detail 

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 
• Experience in nested PCR 
• Experience in Microsoft Office, JMP, gCAT 
• Experience with next generation sequencing along with library prep 
• Experience with as many forms of cell lysis, such as chemical, physical and enzymatic

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