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Senior Scientist

Company: Illumina
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary:As a Senior Scientist in the characterization and analytical tools team you will collaboratively drive the design and development of high-quality consumable reagents for Illumina sequencing platforms. As Illumina technology continues to enter the diagnostic space, you will be a key contributor within multidisciplinary teams supporting this transition by striving to enhance performance and robustness across our entire reagent platform. Leadership and peers will count on your biomolecular expertise in multidisciplinary teams to solve complex problems and work on integration issues. You will leverage your expertise in enzymology and analytical methods for biochemical characterization to determine the critical parameters for protein purification, function, stability, and performance.Responsibilities

  • Engage in cross-functional collaboration with Protein Engineering, Surface Chemistry, Protein Production, Reagent Manufacturing, Operations and QA/QC teams to accelerate the development of novel consumable reagents used in Illumina's NGS platforms
  • Exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining result
  • Exercise expert knowledge and execute biochemical characterization experiments for critical enzyme components of Illumina sequencing reagents
  • Be a strong individual contributor and lead cross-functional collaborations
  • Plan and execute various laboratory activities with limited instruction
  • Employ analytical tools for protein characterization and demonstrate their predictive value for reagent performance and quality
  • Write technical reports and prepare presentations for cross functional technical teams and senior leadership
  • Employ and explain statistical methods to drive decisionsListed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.Skills, Education & Experience:
    • Degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or other related discipline
      • PhD: 5-8 years' experience in Biomolecular Sciences
      • MS/BS: 10+ years' experience
      • Highly motivated, team-oriented and detailed individual with the proven ability to think innovatively toward solving problems effectively and efficiently
      • Experience of the development of methodologies for improving bioproduct stability highly desired
      • Experience in kinetic characterization of nucleic acid binding proteins (DNA repair, ligases, polymerases, etc)
      • Expert knowledge of DNA amplification methods & DNA processing enzymes
        • Experience in biochemical characterization
        • Experience in protein engineering desired
        • Proficient in the application of statistical methods, JMP/DoE experience highly desired
        • Experience with Critical Parameter Management or Design for Six Sigma methodology highly desired
        • Must possess a desire to be part of a fast-paced, dynamic environment; Move Fast and Embrace Change is a key Illumina value
        • Demonstrated ability to work independently, communicating at all levels as part of cross-functional collaborations
        • Enthusiastic and skilled at solving difficult, multi-disciplinary problems and exercising technical leadership
        • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills
        • Experience in GDP or GLP (including working in ISO 13485) environment a plusIllumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact accommodations@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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