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Research Associate, Assay Development

Company: Epic Sciences --- The Power of Clarity
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Looking to make a difference in the world? At Epic Sciences, we are cancer-fighting pioneers, guided by an epic purpose. We are a leading global provider of blood-based information to extend and improve the lives of patients with advanced or high-risk cancer while reducing the cost of care. We constantly strive to push the boundaries of medical technology, finding vital answers to personalize and transform cancer care. Our people are talented, dedicated, passionate about our vision, working in a culture of collaboration. Working (and playing!) as a team empowers us to bring an irrepressible energy to everything we do. Sound exciting? Keep reading!
The Role
The Research Associate will, with reasonable direction, works towards completing the design and execution of assay development projects using cell-based immunofluorescence staining protocols. This person will work under supervision, and in collaboration with others in a team-oriented environment to develop novel multi-omic liquid biopsy diagnostic tests.
ELEMENTS:
Education/Experience:
BS, 2-4 years of relevant experience, or an MS + 0
Communication Skill :
Communication of observations, technical findings, and progress to immediate supervisor/immediate team. Maintains accurate and detailed records of operations. May draft and review SOP's and other technical documents
Interpersonal Skill:
Works effectively in a team environment; establishes effective relationships with supervisor and team members.
Judgment:
Demonstrates a general mastery of research/lab processes with an understanding of experimental design and an understanding of data analysis techniques. Works under general supervision to interpret data and results; may offer input re: next steps in design of experiments
Execution:
Ability to complete a variety of tasks in the lab; offers input regarding improving processes and outcomes. Pays close and consistent attention to detail. Able to communicate data to internal and external audiences.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Work as a cross-functional team member across product-development stages from establishing the technical feasibility of an assay to analytically validating a commercial product
Prepare and order necessary reagents
Analyze data, interpret and present results, provide creative solutions to problems and design troubleshooting experiments as needed
Follow strict quality regulations (e.g., SOPs, GxP, CAP/CLIA)
Draft and review SOPs and other technical documents as necessary
ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
May perform additional duties as assigned or directed by management from time to time.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
Previous experience - competency in antibody-based workflows including immunofluorescence, western blots, ELISA, or other plate-based immunoassays is desirable.
Performance Orientation - Is driven by personal performance; achieves all objectives detailed in scorecards and comfortable with quantifiable assessments.
Impact Orientation - Performs to stated objectives and driven to make an impact on company goals and patients' lives.
Competitive - Dedicated to a competitive spirit that supports the Epic Sciences' goal to be the premier CTC technology in the industry.
Sense of Urgency - Has the speed and agility dedicated to the company's goals and performance.
Ability to Handle Pressure and Ambiguity - Comfortable with the pressure to be the best and the ability maintain composure and focus in situations of ambiguity and uncertainty.
Confidence - Confident in one's skills and abilities; pursues everything with energy; demonstrates the drive and a need to finish especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Transition from standing and sitting often.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
General office environment. Daily exposure to PCs and networks.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Epic Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the principle of diversity

Keywords: Epic Sciences --- The Power of Clarity, San Diego , Research Associate, Assay Development, Other , San Diego, California

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