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Staff Scientist

Company: Illumina
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

As a Senior Scientist / Staff Scientist at Illumina, in the Core Applications Product Development group, you will work in a dynamic, team oriented environment and help create genomic analysis tools used in the leading edges of research and a variety of applied commercial markets. You will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team working to create novel, robust library preparation products for sequencing platforms offered by Illumina. You will participate in or lead the conceptualization, development and optimization of assays and processes to maintain and expand this product line's market share in current and emerging markets.Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develop products within the Core Application, Library Preparation team.
  • Develop new products in fast-paced product development environment. Identify, evaluate, plan, and optimize research ideas leading to new robust assays.
  • In collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, design, develop and launch state-of-the art products.
  • Design, implement, analyze and present experiments to demonstrate feasibility of new methods and efficiently move products through pipeline.
  • Write reports and present results and project assessments to Senior Management
  • Optimize assay conditions to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness and performance.
  • Be a strong scientific individual contributor as well as a collaborative team member and proactive technical manager.
  • Perform equally well as individual contributor, collaborative team member and technical manager depending on project needs and is highly adaptive to changing project scopes and responsibilities.
  • Lead projects and guide technical areas independently. Make decisions involving designing, performing, troubleshooting, analyzing and presenting experiments.
  • Manage goals within defined target timeframes and make decisions regarding the goals and progress of project / functional teams.
  • May mentor or manage direct, including research associates or scientist.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.Education and Experience:
    • Ph. D. in the Biological or Chemical Sciences with 5 - 15 years of post doctoral industrial experience.
    • Strong background in biochemistry and enzymology with a sound understanding of molecular assay development.
    • Highly motivated, meticulous individual with the proven ability to think innovatively toward solving technical problems effectively and efficiently.
    • Four or more years' experience in commercial product development, with evidence of successful product launch, in compliance with PDP.
    • Proven record of developing and transferring new products to manufacturing in a fast-paced biotech environment.
    • Able to work effectively under pressure to meet scheduled deadlines and handle multiple activities simultaneously.
    • Experience serving on cross functional development teams
    • Experience in developing and managing technical personnel.
    • Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills. Knowledge of fundamental critical parameter management and testing using DOE approach.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required to clearly explain complex issues, progress reports and technical roadmaps to a variety of audiences across functions and levels.
    • Experience with NGS assay development.
    • Ability to translate corporate goals into executable plans understanding technical risks, mitigation's and alternatives. All listed requirements are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.Illumina 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 have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at . To learn more, visit:

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