Scientist, Immuno-oncology

Organization
MIODx
Job Location
5941 Optical Ct
San Jose, CA 95138
Benefits

The company offers flexible schedule, paid vacation, personal days, holidays, sick pay, medical, dental and vision insurance.

Job Description

Position Overview

MIODx is looking for an outstanding scientist to join our team!

Together with other researchers and external collaborators, you will develop next generation sequencing assays for immune system profiling. You will also help lead the development of new and existing assays into a service lab and kits. Under minimal supervision, the successful candidate will design and perform experiments, analyze results, and present findings in team meetings. You will also be asked to perform other duties as required.

Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Develop PCR-based assays for immune system profiling by next generation sequencing (NGS) in collaboration with a team of researchers and advisors
  • Design and prepare clear and concise experimental plans, protocols, and SOPs
  • Work other team members to optimize and validate robust PCR-based assays and test performance on manual and automated systems
  • Responsible for next-generation DNA sequencing library preparation and Illumina sequencer loading
  • Responsible for reviewing and analyzing data, interpreting results, and reporting findings to the team and advisors
  • Design and execute assay verification and validation experiments to measure assay performance characteristics, and test clinical specimens, if necessary
  • Coordinate technology and methods transfer to CLIA laboratory and train technicians at CROs to test clinical specimen using MIODx assays

 

Experience and Skills

Required

  • Bachelor degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, or similar discipline along with 8+ years of laboratory experience OR Master’s degree with 5+ years of laboratory experience
  • Experience with NGS
  • Molecular biology skills with PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, or ddPCR experience
  • Windows OS, Mac OS, and MS Office literacy

 

Preferred

  • Hands-on experience developing diagnostic assays under design control
  • Experience writing SOPs, verification and validation protocols, and final reports per FDA guidelines
  • Experience with statistical analysis of clinical data
  • Experience working in GCP, GLP, and/or GMP environment

 

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly self-motivated, well organized, and able to develop alternative solutions to complex issues
  • Planning/organizing - prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
  • Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Dependability – consistently meets deadlines, follows instructions, responds to management direction and makes suggestions to improve the company

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package including employer paid medical, dental, vision, vacations and holidays.  If you are a driven scientist looking for a company that you can grow with, we would like to hear from you!

How to Apply
About Our Organization

MIODx is a dynamic startup developing immune profiling assays for applications in oncology and infectious disease.  Fundamental to our culture is an environment that fosters teamwork, open collaboration, and life/work balance.  We don’t want people that just want to punch a clock and go home.  We’re looking for dedicated individuals that are looking to make a difference, push the boundaries of what can be done and see if we can go further.  If this is the kind of environment you thrive in, please visit our site at www.miodx.com.

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