Assay Development Scientist

Organization
SlipChip Corporation
Job Location
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Benefits

We offer a competitive health & benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans.

Job Description

The candidate will join the Molecular Biology group in the R&D division where focus is on assay development of nucleic acid isolation, purification, amplification and labeling technologies. The candidate will:

  • Design and optimize chemistry and biological assays related to nucleic acid technologies, transferrable to microfluidic devices.
  • Responsible to carry out assay feasibility work and method transfer to product development teams.
  • Design, execute and document experiments and trouble-shoot to solve problems.
  • Prepare data and content for presentations, white papers or other company relevant materials.
Requirements
  • Ph. D. in molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields with 5+ years’ experience (academia or industrial) in molecular biology.
  • Expertise in assay design, formulation optimization, and trouble shooting for nucleic acid amplification (qPCR, isothermal amplification)
  • Hands-on experience with qPCR, dPCR is required.
  • Experience in development of clinical diagnostic products for infectious disease or oncology is highly desired.
  • Strong background in bioinformatics tools used for DNA/RNA sequence analysis and primer design.
  • Strong background in data analysis and statistics.
  • The candidate needs to be creative, self-motivated, an out-of-the-box thinker and be able to take initiative.
  • Good communication skills and ability to participate on interdisciplinary product teams a must.
How to Apply
About Our Organization

SlipChip Corporation is a next generation microfluidics company with a proprietary platform designed to make highly quantitative measurements of nucleic acids and proteins with minimal capital equipment. This revolutionary platform is capable of performing standard PCR, RT-PCR and digital PCR measurements and multiplexed reactions in traditional laboratory, clinical and limited resource settings (LRS). We are seeking innovative candidates who are self-driving and like to work with highly motivated people in a creative, collaborative and friendly environment. 

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