182089 - Scientist III (Molecular Biology)
CA-Central California
12 mos
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist III (Molecular Biology) for an opening in Pleasanton, CA.

The client is seeking an experienced and highly motivated scientist to work on a team developing microbial detection applications for regulated markets. The candidate will have strong experimental skills, a broad understanding of molecular biology and/or biotechnology, and an understanding of regulated product development (CE-IVD or US IVD). The ability to collaborate effectively as part of a cross functional team including R&D, Software, Product Managers, Manufacturing and external partners is essential.

Perform experiments in molecular biology laboratories (including a BSL2 lab) on a continuous basis. Perform sample extraction and qPCR assay optimization. Operate instrumentation including qPCR and liquid handling systems. Design and execute DOE studies and analyze data using JMP or comparable program. Summarize study designs and results in PowerPoint for presentation at group meetings. Develop testing protocols and prepare project reports. Complete lab compliance activities (per ISO 13485 QMS regulations). Work in a fast paced environment with supportive teammates.

Strong skills in molecular biology (including DNA, RNA and protein handling, PCR, qPCR, quantification methods). Experience in IVD product development, clinical genetic testing, or core laboratory facility preferred. Experience with methods for extraction of DNA and RNA from microbes and viruses (manual and automated sample prep methods). Candidate must have a general understanding of microbiology. Must be tolerant to change, ready to take on new challenges and open to learning new skills. Knowledge of basic data analysis and interpretation (proficient in Microsoft Office). Ability to follow molecular biology protocols and strictly adhere to all steps.

Candidate must have a flexible work day schedule to work at the Clients Pleasanton location. Will be working at either site depending on the lab work need.

Accredited BS Degree, 5+ years/ MS Degree, 3+ years of industry/academic experience.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.