Scientist - medical diagnostics research for RT-PCR (2 positions)

Job#: 2017477

Job Description:



Scientist – medical diagnostics research (2 positions)
Large, international medical diagnostics company is expanding their team to add 2 new Scientists.  Our team consists of 20 Scientists and focus will be on conducting early stage research for new RT-PCR projects for cancer testing and diagnosis. This position will be working onsite Monday – Friday during the day.  Join our team of well-seasoned professionals to expand your skills and career!

1. Works under general supervision, to conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding. Makes recommendations to resolve problems encountered during experimental procedures. Assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results. Summarizes experimental results, and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader. Communicates results of experiments in the form of reports and presentations. Keeps supervisor/project leader informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas. Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA).
2. Analyzes experimental data using various data analysis software and/or applying quantitative methods. Forms conclusions and provides/documents process improvements. Uses technical writing skills to produce reports and documents. May present findings at internal meeting.
3. Assumes accountability for own electronic notebook documentation, ensuring experimental methods and results are recorded timely, accurately, consistently, and according to established formats.
4. Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation.
5. May troubleshoot issues related to instrumentation.
6. Receives general instructions; plans and executes own work.
7. Keeps informed of trends and developments in area of scientific responsibility.
8. May establish and work with individuals or teams outside of immediate functional area.
9. Knows and effectively uses the broad concepts of a particular filed or specialization to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity.
10. Analyzes alternative approaches to solve problems or develop new perspectives on existing solutions.
11. Formulation of RT-PCR diagnostic reagents and optimization of testing methods and reagent concentrations.  Documentation of findings, conduct data analysis, and presentation of results to a team of colleagues.
Other Duties: The essential job functions and major contributions listed above are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. Incumbents may be required to perform other duties as required.
Skills and experience: college education in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related scientific field
Scientist I/II level: BS/MS degree and 1-3+ years’ experience
Senior Scientist level: BS/MS with 5 years’ experience or recent Ph.D graduate

Other Qualifications: Ability to design and execute relevant laboratory experimentation and determine next steps within the context of overall project goals and direction.  










EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [email protected] or 844-463-6178.

Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Pleasanton, CA, US

Job Type:

Date Posted:
February 22, 2024

Pay Range:
$31 - $53 per hour