Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate - Molecular IVD Product Development

GenMark Diagnostics
Job Location: 
Carlsbad, CA
Job Description: 

Reach throughout the organization to engage others, align, and deliver results in product development in GenMark's R&D team. Take on an active role and make a positive impact on developing numerous In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) products through FDA and CE mark approvals to commercialization.

Develop molecular diagnostics test products, reagents and procedures in a team environment. Perform experiments independently. Make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret results. Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses. Maintain and develop skills in molecular biology and company technology through reading of internal reports and scientific literature.

• Perform experiments related to PCR amplification of target sequences, including experimental design, set-up, data collection and analysis
• Perform experiments related to eSensor® chip detection and measurement of nucleic acid targets
• Conduct general molecular biology tasks, including DNA quantification, analysis by gel electrophoresis
• Prepare documents, write protocols under 510(k) or PMA, including data summaries, reports, SOPs and procedures


• Bachelors or Masters in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry or a related field
• At least 2 years of related experience working as a research associate with PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and molecular biology in an industrial setting
• At least 1 year experience working within a regulated 510(k) or PMA product development environment – FDA, GMP, ISO, etc.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles
• PCR amplification of target sequences, including design, setup, data collection and analysis
• Molecular biology experience, including DNA quantification
• Bacteriology and experience working with pathogenic bacteria
• Demonstrated experience working with Design Control principals
• Measurement of nucleic acid targets
• Analytical experience with research data, synthesizing complex and diverse information
• Problem solving; identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner, suggests alternate ways to improve processes
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; preparation of documents, including data summaries, reports, SOPs and procedures
• Adaptable to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events; manages competing demands
• Dependability following instructions/processes, respond to management direction and communicate regularly about status of tasks

Travel: Up to 10% intermittent travel may be required

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About Our Organization: 

GenMark Dx’s mission is to become the market leader in providing high value, simple to perform, clinically relevant multiplexed molecular tests to aid in the diagnosis of disease and the selection and dosing of therapies. GenMark Dx’s proprietary eSensor® technology is based on the principles of competitive DNA hybridization and electrochemical detection. Our eSensor® technology is highly specific for the target biomarker and is not based on fluorescent or optical detection. As a result, our diagnostic tests are less prone to sample contamination risk and do not require many of the time-consuming washing and preparation steps required by competing multiplexing technologies.