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Scientist II

Takara Bio USA, Inc.
Job Location
1290 Terra Bella Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States
Job Description

Job Title: Scientist II
Reports to: Group Leader
FLSA Class: Exempt

Introduction to Job Post:
Takara Bio USA is looking for a highly skilled, creative, and self-motivated individual with experience optimizing protocols for next generation sequencing libraries to join our talented team of R&D scientists working on the ICELL8 Single-Cell Systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of research and development from initial proof of concept through product launch, working both independently and with other colleagues in R&D, Engineering, Marketing and Manufacturing.

The Scientist II role is office-based.

Travel, including overnight, may be required approximately 5%.
Essential Functions:

  • Plans, schedules, and conducts experiments at the bench of one or more projects, exhibiting good experimental design, data summary and interpretation, and clear report preparation – may have assistance in this from a research associate.
  • Works closely and independently, through regular communication, with Product Managers to understand market trends and competition relevant to products worked on.
  • Proposes new products for development based on this analysis and works independently with Product Managers to design appropriate specifications and estimate revenue.
  • Develops and launches new products according to approved proposals and within stated deadlines.
  • Builds collaborations with external researchers.
  • Serves as resource to R&D and other departments within the organization, including Product Management, Planning, QC, and Product Transfer.
  • Represents R&D at scientific meetings in front of customers and/or collaborators, including presenting seminars on TBUSA products they have developed.
  • Serves to support Sales and Technical Support representatives on technical matters.




Education/Certification, Experience, and Competencies (state if required):

  • PhD in Molecular Biology or related discipline with postdoctoral experience and at least 2-3 years in a commercial setting.
  • Expert knowledge of current NGS technologies and comfort using automation and instrumentation.
  • Independent and self-motivated, with a strong sense of urgency and ability to drive a project to completion under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interest in technology development and translating scientific ideas into novel applications with a demonstrated ability to independently develop product from proof of concept through launch.
  • Highly effective analytical and problem-solving skills, including excellent attention to details.
  • Collaborative personality with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adheres to quality system protocols and basic knowledge of U.S. intellectual property laws.
  • Experience independently drafting SOPs, user manuals and other related technical documents.

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.

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