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Senior Research Associate I, Assay Development

Company: Exact Sciences Corporation
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $90,000 a year3 hours ago Qualifications - FDA regulations - Microsoft Excel - Product development - Clinical laboratory experience - Mobile devices - Bachelor's degree - Master's degree Full Job Description Summary of Major Responsibilities: The Senior Research Associate I (SRAI), Assay Development works on assignments in collaboration with other scientists that are moderate in scope for developing new products or improving existing products. This position will be involved in the planning and execution of experiments for early feasibility studies, as well as later stage development efforts. The SRAI, Assay Development, with guidance from more experienced scientists, will be responsible for planning and execution of experiments and analysis of data. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Conducts bench experiments; records and analyzes experimental data with some supervision. Presents experimental results individually to supervisor and to the R & D team in departmental meetings. Contributes ideas to improve research methods and processes. Provides technical input and participates in decisions affecting project planning and experimental design. Operates scientific instrumentation related to performance of duties and notifies appropriate personnel of any problems. Prepares reports and documentation providing the analysis or summarization of project status and results. Works with R & D team members on assignments to meet department and project objectives. Supports and coordinates the company's hazardous waste management program, including following safe, hazardous waste handling practices, and coordinating waste pickup when needed. Effectively utilizes and applies established methods or technologies. Maintains lab notebook in a complete and consistent manner, following all legal, ISO, and QSR requirements, as well as keeping clear and complete. Periodic lab maintenance duties; which may include instrument maintenance and calibration, reagent ordering and inventory, and routine documentation of lab duties. Ability to complete assignments in expected time frame and seek out itional work when assignments are completed ahead of time. Clear communication with supervisor and group members; effective presentation skills. Ability to interface and work effectively within team and department. Ability to effectively work on several tasks with changing priorities. Strong attention to detail. Basic analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Ability to work with blood, urine, tissue, or other human specimen samples. Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork. Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures. Regular and reliable attendance. Ability to work nights and/or weekends. Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 80% of a typical working day. Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements. Ability to use various types of laboratory equipment including microscopes, microtomes, blades, strainers, pipettes for extended periods of time. May perform repetitious actions using lab tools. Ability to use near vision to view samples at close range. May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation. Ability and means to travel between Redwood City locations. Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in a Life Sciences or related field; or Bachelor's degree in a Life Sciences or related field and 2 years of relevant experience in lieu of Master's degree. 1+ years of relevant experience. Strong familiarity with molecular biology techniques; such as nucleic acid isolation, real-time PCR, and nucleic acid sequencing. Basic software application skills including Microsoft Office (Word - generate documents and tables, Excel - ability to create and modify spreadsheets, plot graphs, create complex formulas, etc.). Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation. Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship. Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in Life Sciences, or related field. 5+ years of research experience. Previous experience working in a molecular diagnostics/clinical laboratory setting. Experience in a biotech environment, preferably in a GMP and/or ISO environment. Previous industry experience in product development. Experience in an FDA-regulated environment, ideally in medical device development. Familiarity with next generation sequencing and related software tools. #LI-SS1 EEO Disclosure: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. Show full job description Apply Now

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