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Research Associate, Cancer Companion Diagnostics

Job Location
6392 Via Real, Carpinteria
Carpinteria, CA 93013
United States
Job Description

Job Description

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek ---- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

Be a part of the future of Precision Medicine! Our mission is to improve the human condition by bringing the power of precision medicine to labs, partners and patients globally!

Agilent's Companion Diagnostics Business (CDx) partners closely with leading pharmaceutical companies to develop, manufacture and commercialize in vitro diagnostic devices, which are a critical part of precision medicine. The CDx business serves to support the development of targeted cancer therapies.

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to complement our team in the Research and Development (R&D) organization. The Research Associate will design, implement and analyze experiments that lead to the development of Cancer Companion Diagnostics. He/she will be part of a cross-functional team, and represent the R&D Function. Responsibilities include planning and preparing experiments, executing immunohistochemistry experiments and potentially other biological assays, organizing materials and stained slides, transcribing, verifying and analyzing data, scoring of stained slides, creation of reports, presentation of results, generating documentation in compliance with Quality Systems and Good Laboratory Practice.  May interact with external customers and may lead research studies and projects.


Position can start remotely due to COVID 




  • BS or MS in Biology, Biochemistry or related field

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in biology and/or biochemistry or related field

  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience in immunohistochemistry (IHC)

  • Working knowledge of histopathology, and ability to score IHC slides

  • Working knowledge of tumor biology and/or tumor immunology a plus

  • Work experience in regulated industry desired

  • Hands-on experience in one or more of the following a plus: in situ hybridization, fluorescent techniques, protein biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology

  • Demonstration of excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Quantitative data analysis skills

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