Scientist II in Carlsbad, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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    Carlsbad, CA
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Job Description

We are seeking a Scientist II to join our R&D team for development of next generation sequencing assays for use in clinical laboratories.  Responsibilities will include sample preparation, instrument calibration and operation, and data analysis. A background in molecular biology, biochemistry, or similar discipline is required.  Significant hands-on experience in a molecular biology laboratory setting is a must.


  • Working with a multidisciplinary technology team for the development of next generation sequencing assays that will be used in clinical laboratories.
  • Responsibilities will include sample preparation, instrument operation and data analysis.

A background in molecular biology, biotechnology or biochemistry is required.

Eligible candidates will contribute to:

  • Next generation sequencing using the Ion Torrent Technology
  • Development of diagnostic assays that comply with various regulatory standards
  • Development of testing protocols and compilation of project reports
  • Product verification and validation

Minimum Qualifications (must have):

  • BS Degree, 3+ years/ MS Degree, 1+ years of industry/academic experience
  • Strong skills in molecular biology (including DNA, RNA and protein handling, PCR, qPCR, quantification methods)
  • Knowledge of basic data analysis and interpretation (proficient in Microsoft Office)
  • Basic knowledge of genomics
  • Ability to follow molecular biology protocols and strictly adhere to all steps
  • Be comfortable working in a large and busy laboratory with many other team members

Preferred Qualification (nice to have):

  • Work experience in a clinical laboratory or core laboratory facility
  • Experience with design control documentation
  • Broad knowledge of sequencing and molecular amplification methods
  • Experience with NGS

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