Scientist 2

  • Location

    Berkeley, United States

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  • Contact:

    Sonu Chouhan

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Position Overview

Seeking a Scientist II to contribute as a key member of Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics R&D Business located in Berkeley, CA. Must be comfortable in a fast paced start-up environment and capable of integrating requirements from the various stakeholders and have ability to balance the needs of cost, quality and time-to-market. Contributions are expected at the individual level.


The Scientist II is responsible for the development of next generation PCR technology and new sample prep strategy.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • BS Degree in biology or biochemistry with 2+ years of industry experience OR MS Degree
  • Experience in improving reagents and protocols on along with instrument development (binding, inhibition, elution, protocol optimizing)
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction technologies is required
  • Experience in development of PCR assays and experimenting with PCR based diagnostics assays
  • Independently perform experimentation and hands-on analysis
  • Experience developing qualitative and quantitative assay systems, primer design, genomic database mining, materials and vendor selection and qualification
  • Some background in DOE, statistics in assay development
  • Candidate must have been part of teams of commercially successful platforms where the candidate made significant contributions
  • Self-motivated, independent and a driving force of efficient execution
  • Documentation experience in a regulated environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Work well in a team setting, ability to work independently, and collaboratively
  • Organized, with attention to detail

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Experience in nested PCR
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, JMP, gCAT
  • Experience with next generation sequencing along with library prep
  • Experience with as many forms of cell lysis, such as chemical, physical and enzymatic