Research Leader

Organization
Roche Molecular Systems
Job Location
4300 Hacienda Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Job Description

Roche Molecular Systems is seeking an outstanding Principal Scientist II or Research Leader in the area of nucleic acid chemistry and biology. The research will involve new molecular diagnostics assay technologies, the development of novel reagents, including automated nucleic acid sample preparation reagents, various chemical analytical processes and methods, PCR-based methods, and cross-functional projects across the entire R&D organization.

The position requires a minimum of 8 years of research experience with a track record of innovation and peer reviewed publications and a minimum of 3 years of supervisory management experience.

The position requires a minimum of 8 years of research experience with a track record of innovation and peer reviewed publications and a minimum of 3 years of supervisory management experience.

 

The Principal Scientist II/ Research Leader will work in a team-oriented environment and will provide general expertise in nucleic acid chemistry, participate in evaluation of new technologies, and will foster improvements of research, assay design, early development strategies, and exploratory technologies. Hands-on experimental skills and demonstrated ability to translate innovation into products or proof of concept are required. Experience in POC diagnostics, nucleic acid sample preparation, or stabilization of biochemical reagents is highly desirable. Expertise in molecular evolution techniques, next-generation sequencing, or electrochemistry is a plus. Industrial experience is preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Aligns project and team goals with the company’s business vision.
  • Develops product concepts aligned with customer requirements and product specifications, and translates them into focused scientific activities.
  • Plans, designs, and executes advanced independent or multi-disciplinary research/development experiments driven by strategic business needs.
  • Manages projects and team, provides scientific/technical direction, and designates accountability for product research and development activities. Gives people assignments and training to develop their abilities.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert at various management levels. Prepares timelines and assessments of project progress and critical factors, and establishes priorities.
  • Assumes responsibility for timely completion of projects, and resolves technical issues.
  • Ensures activities meet performance/quality expectations and are consistent with project critical path.
  • Ensures technical activities under delegated supervision are conducted within of internal and external guidelines and regulations.
  • Interacts with other departments to further project goals. Responsible for the transfer of prototype product technology and documentation from Research to Development and/or to Manufacturing. Provides information and assistance to other departments to support product scale-up, manufacture, launch and sales.
  • Recommends new approaches, expansion or curtailment of project technical activities based on experimental results or new scientific information.
  • Adjusts direction of research activities accordingly as scientific findings warrant.
  • Communicates progress of efforts to Director and other departments to assure awareness of current status of projects.
  • Provides top line review of experimental results, and secondary review of experimental data.
  • Prepares comprehensive written and verbal project status reports, and written manuscripts for publication in some cases. Presents findings or comprehensive project status reviews at internal & external meetings.
  • Applies advanced technical writing skills to produce reports and documents.
  • Influences senior management decisions that have an impact on business direction of the area. Makes decisions under consultative direction that have an impact on business direction of the area.
  • Decisions have a long term effect on the objectives of the function and/or area.
Requirements

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field and typically 8+ years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Typically 8+ years of relevant industry experience. Progressive supervisory/management experience.
  • Displays solid leadership skills.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in experimental design, data analysis, and data and concept presentation.
  • FDA product regulatory experience highly desired.
  • Knowledge of quality systems regulations.
  • Negotiation skills

 

Preferred:

  • Ph.D. and 0 to 3 years combined relevant post-doctoral and industry experience; or Master's degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field and typically 10 to 12 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
How to Apply

The next step is yours. To apply online today and to learn about other exciting positions, please go to: http://careers.roche.com and enter Job ID #2550686954 in the “Keyword” box underneath the Global Job Search field or directly at http://www.roche.com/careers/jobs/jobsearch/job.htm?id=E-2550686954&locale=en&title=Research%20Leader

 

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About Our Organization

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