Scientist - Immune Oncology

Genomic Health
Job Location
Redwood City, CA 94063
Job Description

As the Scientist - Immune Oncology, you will be responsible for providing scientific and technical expertise within a cross-functional team to research and develop novel NGS or PCR-based products and services in the area of immuno-oncology and cancer biology. You will participate in improving current commercial assays and developing future products through technical/scientific groups providing scientific and technologic support to Product Teams. You will be a significant contributor to the design, execution, and analysis of experiments focused on biomarker discovery and assay development in the area of cancer diagnostics. You will participate in, interact with and support various cross functional teams and may act as a liaison between these teams and the Product & Services R&D group. You will facilitate and may lead the execution of clinical and analytical lab studies. This position will report into a manager within the Genomic Sciences department within Research & Development.

  • Provide scientific expertise in the areas of cancer biology and molecular genetics (especially in immuno-oncology), next generation sequencing, polymerase chain reaction, and tissue- and non-tissue-based methods for evaluating tumor-associated biology
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge in the above areas and dedicatedly propose and implement application of new ideas and concepts in GHI programs
  • Responsible for conducting the laboratory components of multiple phases of a research and development program
  • May be a member of Development Sub-team(s) or Working Group with the following accountabilities:
  • Execute projects related to the product development plan, intellectual property, system design, readiness and transition from Development to Commercialization
  • Participate in assay development from investigation through validation
  • Collaborate closely with peers to address product-related biological and technology development issues and advance project prioritization conflicts impacting resource availability
  • On teams, provide subject area expertise (biology, technology, process, genomics, etc.)
  • Participate in research and development protocols for a wide range of studies, including feasibility, exploratory, clinical and analytical validation, and post-launch studies, to be executed within R&D
  • May participate in authorship of abstracts and publications
  • May provide internal education about our products and technology to new and existing employees at varied experience and technical knowledge levels
  • Apply the best principles of CLIA, GCP and design controls to product development as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Ph.D. and/or MD and a minimum of 0 -2 years of relevant experience, preferably in a diagnostic environment. Additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a PhD
  • Knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing or Polymerase Chain Reaction and their application to product development
  • Knowledge of cancer molecular genetics, with specific knowledge desired in immuno-oncology
  • Knowledge of tissue-based and non-tissue-based methods for evaluating tumor-associated biology
  • Experience in cancer-focused research through publication or successfully developed products
  • Scientific acumen leading to data-driven decisions
  • Demonstrated strong oral, written and presentation-based communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to execute dynamic projects and to prioritize and work towards results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly effective in a fast-paced, rapid growth environment
  • Strong teammate

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