Research Assistant, Companion Diagnostics

Organization: 
Agilent Technologies, Inc. US
Job Location: 
Carpinteria, CA
Job Description: 

Job Summary:
Perform experiments to develop immunohistochemical (IHC) assays in the pharmDx business area. Participate as key contributor on project teams. Facilitate transfer of completed development projects into products. Write/review study protocols, technical reports, and packaging materials. Maintain a laboratory notebook, provide customers and co-workers with technical support. Keeps abreast of relevant literature and publications in the area of cancer biology. General understanding of histology and pathology. Computer literate including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Works well in a team environment.

Responsibilities:
-Perform studies as described and detailed in existing documents.
-Execute performance testing of companion diagnostic IHC assays.
-Support clinical trial activities, including preparation of study materials and training of study personnel.
-Participate in evaluating and reporting experimental results.
-Contribute to generation of protocols and reports, including stability studies, technical Reports and publications.
-With training and coaching, increase understanding of histology and pathology, especially with regard to oncology and cancer biomarkers.

Requirements:
Education and/or Experience:
-BS or an advanced degree in biological sciences
-0-2 years relevant experience in product development, assay development, immunohistochemistry (IHC), and/or in situ hybridization (ISH).

Other Qualifications:
-Good understanding of histology and pathology.
-Demonstrated experience in molecular and cell biology methods such as western blot, cell biology, flow cytometry, IHC, and ISH.
-Broad biology knowledge and laboratory experience.
-Able to organize and conduct internal presentations.
-Mathematical (algebra and basic statistics) and computer (MS Office) skills

We offer:
A challenging job at an dynamic international company, working with one of the most rapidly growing areas in the biopharmaceutical industry. You will become part of company that works according to these values:
-We care about the needs of our customers and cancer patients and strive to ensure people are treated consistently, fairly and with respect.
-We deliver effective diagnostic solutions valued by our customers.
-We are passionate about quality in the solutions we provide to our customers, in the talented people we attract and develop.

Agilent is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

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