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Job Location

Hayward, CA
Hayward, CA 94545
United States

Job Description

A San Francisco Bay Area biotech start-up company developing innovative technologies for the detection of infectious and genetic diseases is looking for a Scientist with extensive experience in assay development of nucleic acid testing technologies (NAT) and expertise in molecular diagnostics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in molecular biology techniques and chemical modifications in the development, optimization, and validation of molecular assays. The candidate will apply their knowledge and experience to lead R&D efforts to develop a rapid real-time SARS-CoV-2 detection and monitoring system. 


    Required Experience & Skills:

    • A Ph.D. degree in the life sciences with molecular biology focus required
    • Minimum of 5 years of work experience focused on the design, development, optimization, analytical validation, and clinical validation of molecular assays utilizing NAT technologies
    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in infectious disease molecular diagnostic testing with a deep understanding of key factors that affect assay performance
    • Extensive primer and probe design experience for PCR and NAT technologies in a variety of sample types
    • Bioinformatics background a strong plus
    • Experience developing multiplexed PCR-based assays a plus
    • Project-oriented; candidate must be flexible and can work as part of a team as well as independently
    • Ability to drive project to completion under tight timelines and multitask by pursuing multiple research approaches simultaneously to achieve project goals
    • Ability to gather information and resources for self-directed troubleshooting and become an expert in the subject matter
    • Great attention to detail, strong organization skills, and good record keeping are required
    • Self-motivated and possess a strong sense of urgency, ownership, and accountability
    • Ability to communicate ideas and results clearly and effectively
    • Diligence in following laboratory safety guidelines and practices

    How to Apply

    Please submit a cover letter and your CV to [email protected]

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