Sr. Scientist

Cupertino, California
Apr 25, 2021
May 05, 2021
Organization Type
Job Title: Senior Scientist, Oncology R&D

Length: 6 months (strong potential for conversion to full time)

Compensation: $74.52/hr

This Senior Scientist/Consultant, Oncology R&D, is a temporary, full time position (3-6 months), with high potential for becoming full time.


This Senior Scientist/Consultant, Oncology R&D, is a temporary, full time position (3-6 months), with high potential for becoming full time.

  • Bench level work focused broadly on solid tumor applications
  • Work collaboratively with Oncology R&D team members to deliver 'best-in-class' Oncology tests
  • Develop new and/or enhance existing Oncology IVD and custom real-time PCR assays following Design and Development guidelines, including, but not limited to:Providing data driven and strategic direction to analytical experiments with solid tumor specimens
  • Study planning and data reviews with R&D, Clinical Affairs as needed.
  • Stability study planning and data reviews with Quality necessary for defining stability claims for the product and associated controls.
  • Control Limit Setting, Test Method Validation planning and data reviews with Product Transfer and Biostats necessary for defining product quality specifications.
  • Lead complex experimentation including data collection, summary and critical analysis to meet project, department and company objectives.
  • Identify strategic approaches to experimentation and develop alternative strategies as needed to maximize resource utilization.
  • Use analytical techniques to characterize factors that influence product performance and conduct optimization studies to get to the optimal design.
  • Lead team in systematic problem analysis and resolution processes for project advancement. Anticipate potential problems with preventive solutions.
  • Apply creativity and innovation in designing products that are robust and manufacturable to meet customers' needs.
  • Maintain a high level of professional expertise by keeping up with current scientific literature, competing technologies and/or products
  • Maintain thorough documentation to meet QSR Design Control, as well as other international standards, such as ISO compliance and GLP/GMP requirements, etc.
  • Comply with all company safety regulations and procedures. Ensure compliance of assigned staff.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as necessary and/or assigned.


PhD with 5+ years and/or MS with 8+ years and/or Bachelors with 10+ years of experience in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or the equivalent education are required.

Knowledge and skills:
  • Experience in the development of molecular based assays with at least 6 years of experience in the Medical Device, Diagnostics or similar regulated industrial markets.
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience in implementing and following robust design control processes for CE or US-IVD tests.
  • Excellent analytical abilities and thorough understanding of statistical methods used in development of molecular methods.
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Strong experience with lab documentation and reporting.
  • Ability to manage, train and mentor junior and experienced research scientists.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills.
  • Persistent and flexible in response to change. Able to navigate through complexity

Physical requirements/abilities:

be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

  • Ability to collaborate with and influence colleagues on cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to independently and strategically develop project proposals and plans.
  • Extensive assay development experience utilizing molecular technologies as well as sample processing techniques, including preanalytical factors, for solid tumor assays
  • Experience planning, directing and executing design verification studies for development of products to meet CE-IVD, FDA (510(k) and/or PMA), and other regulatory agency requirements on aggressive timelines.

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