Scientist I - Research and Development

Alameda, CA
R&D - Assay Development Group /
Full Time /
Alveo Technologies is looking for a Research and Development Scientist 1 to support R&D efforts of projects in disease detection. A successful candidate will assist in planning and executing protocols, and conducting experiments at the bench to meet objectives. The candidate should be able to review, understand and follow the instructions, protocols and SOPs provided by R&D.
You Will:
·       Assist senior staff with execution of strategic initiatives for the Assay Development R&D group.
·       Conduct technical experiments to develop sample-to-answer molecular diagnostics assays under strict project timelines.
·       Maintain, Control and propagate an exceptional quality of the documentation and analysis of results that will be submitted to regulatory agencies.
·       Proactively identify and escalate product risks and issues to their manager and relevant stakeholders.
·       Have a Good Research attitude and enthusiastic contribution to troubleshooting of experiments.
Your Background Should Include:
·       BA/BS degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related field with 1-3 years of IVD experience.
·       Familiarity with nucleic acid sample preparation from different origins.
·       Previous wet lab experience in molecular biology is desirable or thorough knowledge in molecular biology, including principles of nucleic acid chemistry and gene target amplification using PCR and/or isothermal amplification methods.
·       Ability to work successfully across disciplines in a collaborative and cross-functional team environment.
·       Proficiency in MS Excel and experience in data analysis.
·       Experience working in biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) environment and willingness to work with infectious or otherwise biohazardous materials.
·       Experience in developing and commercializing diagnostic products in a GLP/cGMP environment is desirable.
·       Previous experience in working in the IVD industry and understanding of ISO standards and QSR regulations is desirable.
·       Ability to communicate effectively with scientists and engineers from a wide range of technical backgrounds and strong attention to detail are a must.
·       Self-motivated, able to manage multiple tasks as assigned and prioritize effectively.
·       Feel comfortable and thrive in a fast-paced cross-functional environment.
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Salary range for this position is $61,482 - $75,000 per year
$61,482 - $75,000 a year