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Senior Research Associate I

Company: Exact Sciences Corporation
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Research Associate I page is loaded Senior Research Associate I Apply locations US - CA - San Diego time type Full time posted on Posted 3 Days Ago job requisition id R23-1670 Position OverviewThe Senior Research Associate I, with some guidance from more experienced scientists, works on projects which are moderate to complex in scope. The Senior Research Associate I participates in planning of projects and experiments and is responsible for the execution of experiments and analysis of data. Working in a team setting, the Senior Research Associate I will primarily be involved in Research and Development projects actively participating in translating research ideas and concepts into the product development pipeline towards development of diagnostic assay products. More specifically, the Senior Research Associate II will perform a broad range of experimental techniques and analytical and biochemical methods, including PCR, NGS, fluorometry, and electrophoresis to develop robust cancer diagnostic assays and specimen collection devices. This position will work in a team, to develop, validate, products intended for FDA, LDT, and CE-IVD use. Essential Dutiesinclude but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct bench level experiments within a specific product or technology area and identifies problems and discrepancies.
  • With some guidance, plan and analyze results of bench level experiments within a specific product or technology area.
  • Operate scientific instrumentation related to performance of duties and notify appropriate personnel of any problems.
  • Effectively utilize and apply methods or technologies and provide ideas for new techniques, when appropriate.
  • Maintain knowledge of technological industry developments that could assist in completion of an assignment or aid in the development of new processes or procedures.
  • Provide technical input and participates in decisions affecting project planning and experimental design.
  • Prepare and provide information and generate data for scientific abstracts/conferences/project meetings/publications.
  • Follow research plans and experimental outlines to write experimental protocols and perform laboratory experiments.
  • Maintain lab notebook in a complete and consistent manner, following all legal, ISO, and QSR requirements, as well as keeping clear and complete.
  • Prepare reports and documentation providing the analysis or summarization of experimental results and outcomes to supervisor, technical teams/groups, or project teams.
  • Present experimental results, scientific ideas and findings, information, and updates at project or departmental meetings.
  • Present clear project summaries and outcomes in written and verbal formats to supervisor and other members of the scientific team.
  • Work on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. -
  • Work on individual assignments and with project team members, as appropriate, to meet department and project objectives.
  • Work within project timeframes that are established collaboratively by team members.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgement to interpret results, analyze data, and present findings in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
  • Ability to train and mentor junior level research associates.
  • Ability to organize, present, and convey moderate problems or issues.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisor and group members.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively within team and department.
  • Strong attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to effectively work on several varied projects at one time, with frequent changing priorities.
  • Successful in analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Successful in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others, and independent thought. -
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to lift to 20 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability to use various types of laboratory equipment including microscopes, microtomes, blades, strainers, pipettes for extended periods of time.
  • May perform repetitious actions using lab tools.
  • Ability to use near vision to view samples at close range.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.
  • Ability and means to travel between Exact Sciences locations.
  • Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemical/Physical/Biological Science, or related field.
    • 3+ years of relevant experience.
    • 2+ years of hands-on experience in molecular biology and /or biochemical techniques.
    • Basic understanding of GMP, ISO, and Quality Systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply statistical and mathematical methods in biology/genetics/genomics.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience performing assays such as ddPCR, qPCR, Library prep for NGS and fluorometry methods.
      • Willingness to work with Blood specimens.
      • Knowledge of programming using R and/or Python is a plus.
      • Experience with molecular and protein quantifiable methods.
      • Experience working on products intended for FDA approval a plus.
      • Excellent communication skills If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at Exact Sciences, or if you may require a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call our Recruitment Coordinator at 608-535-8841 or email . We are -an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. Similar Jobs (1) Sr Research Associate I locations US - CA - San Diego time type Full time posted on Posted 9 Days Ago About Exact Sciences We are Exact Sciences, and we're changing lives together through earlier detection and smarter answers.

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