Senior Staff Scientist Sample Preparation and Assay Development

Siemens   •  

Berkeley, CA

15+ years

Posted 271 days ago

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Job Description:

Contribute as a key member of the R&D team responsible for the development of the next generation PCR technology at the company. Develop new sample prep strategy. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment.

Experience developing entire assay workflows and chemistries for PCR -based IVD markets meeting CE-IVD and FDA requirements

Experience in improving reagents and protocols on along with instrument development  (binding, inhibition, elution, protocol optimizing)


Experience with as many forms of cell lysis, such as chemical, physical and enzymatic is highly desired

Experience with sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction technologies is required


Experience with automated extraction and detection systems

Experience in PCR assay development

Independently perform experimentation and hands-on analysis

Experience developing qualitative and quantitative assay systems, primer-probe design, genomic database mining, enzyme specification, materials and vendor selection and qualification

Strong background in DOE, statistics in assay development 

Experience in nested PCR is desirable

BS Degree in biology or biochemistry with over 15years of industry experience, MSDegree with over 10 years of industry experience and PhD with 6 years industry experience.

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

Experience in Excel and JMP highly desirable

Experience with next generation sequencing is desirable. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition Number: 223440