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Staff R&D Scientist – Molecular Assay development in Bend, OR



$100K - $150K*


Life Sciences


11 - 15 years

Job Description

The Staff Scientist position has significant impact on the company's ability to launch a point of use diagnostic system. Staff Scientist will lead the effort for the pre-launch development, regulatory submission and post launch support of Qorvo Biotechnologies point of care diagnostic system. The incumbent leads problem solving activities involving molecular assay development, reagent manufacturing and issues with product performance. The Staff Scientist has the technical capacity to develop experimental hypotheses, design and perform experiments, analyze data sets, and write protocols and reports. Activities in this role include presenting technical aspects of assignments, leading team efforts, working effectively with all levels within the department and being responsive to project priorities.


  • Responsible for the development of molecular IVD assays on Qorvo's PON system
  • Develop and optimize the assays on Qorvo's b
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Valid through: 2020-4-3

About Qorvo

Qorvo is an American semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, and supplies radio-frequency systems and solutions for applications that drive wireless and broadband communications, as well as foundry services. The company, which trades on NASDAQ, was created by the merger of TriQuint Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices, which was announced in 2014 and completed on January 1, 2015. The headquarters for the company originally were in both Hillsboro, Oregon (home of TriQuint), and Greensboro, North Carolina (home of RFMD), but in mid-2016 the company began referring to its North Carolina site as its exclusive headquarters. Qorvo was created on January 1, 2015, with the merger of TriQuint Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices (RFMD). In June 2015, the new company became a component of the S&P 500, replacing tobacco company Lorillard. At the time of joining the S&P 500, Qorvo was valued at $12 billion. As of mid-2016, the Oregon plant alone was employing almost 1,000 people. Pronounced "kor-vo", the name is intended to reflect the "core technologies and innovations" the companies plan to enable following their combination. The names first syllable is meant to evoke "chorus" – people (TriQuint and RFMD) working in unison, as well as "core" technology. The second syllable, "vo", is meant to indicate voyage or travel through air or space.
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