This is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to
join our staff at our San Jose facility and work on novel projects
involving drug-device combinations for treating chronic diseases
with the potential to dramatically change patient outcomes.
Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. All
full time salaried employees are offered an attractive compensation
package which includes medical insurance benefits, relocation,
401K, and paid vacation. In addition, all full time salaried
employees receive option grants.
The ideal candidate is expected to play a pivotal role in our R
& D team. The candidate must have a background in medical device or
pharmaceutical testing and regulatory development. Experience in
preclinical and clinical research is a must. The candidate must
have a background in biochemical analysis such as
spectrophotometric, fluorescence immuno assays, HPLC, CE, LC-MS.
Experience with microplate assays is must and experience with
Luminex MapX technology is an advantage.
Perform bioanalytical assays for the quantification of the
analytes in in vitro, preclinical and clinical samples.
Participate in the development of in vitro/in vivo models by
performing a variety of microplate assays independently with
Configure, program and troubleshoot laboratory automated
Optimize existing automated processes to improve efficiency,
throughput, robustness and quality.
Understands the principles, concepts and methodology governing
the work performed
Fully understands the rationale and hypotheses for experimental
Demonstrates solid technical skills and working familiarity with
laboratory procedures and processes
Reads and understands scientific literature directly related to
his/her experiments, as assigned
Performs literature searches independently and begins to
Begins to acquire an understanding of the scientific
implications of scientific literature for his/her
Performs routine data management tasks including recording
results effectively in a laboratory notebook or computer
independently (i.e., tabulating and graphing results)
Support regulatory efforts through understanding of relevant
standards and interpretation of FDA Guidance documents.
Actively participate in company-wide research meetings,
including making detailed scientific presentations.
Work cooperatively with scientists, personnel in other
Other duties as assigned.
Participates effectively as a member of a team within his/her
Proactively seeks assistance, when necessary, from other
scientists to solve problems with procedural protocols
Promotes exchange of ideas and information
Laboratory Management Responsibilities
Maintains cleanliness in his/her own work area and in communal
Responsibly ensures adequate maintenance of laboratory supplies
Responsible for his/her own safety in the laboratory, and
alertness for the safety of co-workers and visitors
Learns safety requirements for his/her laboratory. Attends
safety training, as appropriately needed
Education and/or Job Experience
Minimum work experience: a Bachelor's degree with 2-5 years of
work experience or a Master's degree plus 0-3 years of work
experience (academia- or industry-based) or a Ph. D. with at least
2 years of industry experience
Executes experiments based on established protocols and
implements improvements with limited supervision
Hands-on experience in automation and liquid handling in a
bioanalytical lab setting
Knowledge and experience of working with statistical software
like Excel, GraphPad Prism and Softmax Pro.
Experience with writing reports/protocols and SOPs.
Excellent oral and written communication skills