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Scientist (Immune Profilling - NGS)


Takara Bio USA, Inc.

Job Location

2560 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95131
United States

Job Description

Job Title: Scientist (Immune Profiling - NGS)
Reports to: Staff Scientist
FLSA Class: Exempt
*Pay Scale: $115k - $135k

Learn more about our company and how we support you:
Takara Bio USA (TBUSA) empowers life science discovery. We bring innovation and inspiration to every scientist - promoting discoveries that improve health and the environment. We hold values that all employees and prospective candidates should demonstrate: Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect, Growth, Diversity and Quality. We value helping employees develop their skills and you will be part of this journey!

At Takara Bio, we know that every experimental decision has an impact. Choices matter, from design to data analysis. We create best-in-class products that get the job done. In your hands, what do those research reagents and kits create? Something powerful: knowledge, understanding, and—often—hope! Together we can improve the human condition through biotechnology…and That's Good Science!

How this role drives the company forward:
The Scientist works primarily hands-on in the lab conducting experiments to move projects through all stages of product development, from initial Proof of Concept, through Research and Development, to Product Launch. To accomplish these tasks, the individual works closely with other colleagues in R&D, Engineering, Marketing and Operations.

The Scientist role is lab-based.

Occasional travel, including overnight, may be required (e.g., to attend conferences).

How you will make an impact:
In this role, you will support the NGS team, acting as a key contributor to Takara TBUSA’s NGS product portfolio. You will influence the future Immunology/Immune profiling space by proposing new product ideas and developing them into commercial products. You will support NGS assay development, workflow optimization, data analysis, and application development. We aim to find the best talent to join us and contribute to this exciting endeavor as a critical member of our NGS team.

What will you do:
Plans, schedules, and conducts experiments for one or more projects, exhibiting good skills in experimental design, data analysis, and result interpretation.
Understands project goals, meets project specifications, and commits to deliver projects within set deadlines under guidance from Senior Scientists and colleagues in Marketing (Product Managers and/or Market Strategy Managers).
Responsible for clear report preparation, including timely inputs to lab notebooks and project databases.
Learns to draft SOPs, user manuals, technical notes and other related technical documents with assistance from Senior Scientists, Marketing and Operations teams.
Identifies potential new products for development based on assessment of customer demand, market trends, and competitor analysis with help from Marketing and more senior researchers in the group.
Serves as a resource to R&D and other departments within the organization, including Product Management and Operations – especially during product development and launch.
Participates in R&D scientific meetings, and may represent company in front of customers, e.g., by presenting posters etc. at conferences.
May support Sales and Technical Support representatives on technical matters.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

How will you get here?
Typically requires a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline (immunology, immune-oncology, molecular biology) or significant experience in immune profiling, repertoire sequencing, immunoassay development with 2-5 years of postdoctoral and/or industrial experience.
Solid knowledge of general scientific principles and concepts with specialized skills in a specific area.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of NGS library preparation and related technologies, not simply knowledge of techniques.
Familiar with laboratory procedures, protocols, and state-of-art instruments.
Strong interest in technology development and translating scientific ideas into novel applications.
Effective analytical and critical thinking skills, including excellent attention to detail, grounded knowledge of troubleshooting, and strong quantitative background.
Collaborative personality with good interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

AAP/EEO Statement:
Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Information about pay scale may change as market trends are analyzed and/or as applicants are evaluated throughout the hiring process dependent on knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographical location.

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