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Senior Staff Scientist, Sample Preparation and Assay Development

Berkeley, California
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Healthineers (HC)
Requisition Number: 224478
Primary Location: United States-California-Berkeley
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 15%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.


With 45,000 employees Siemens Healthineers is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT. All supported by a comprehensive portfolio of clinical consulting, training, and services available across the globe and tailored to customers’ needs. So that more people can have a life that is longer, richer, and more filled with happiness.


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Job Description:

Position Overview

Seeking a Senior Scientist to contribute as a key member of Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics R&D Business located in Berkeley, CA. Must be comfortable in a fast paced start-up environment and capable of integrating requirements from the various stakeholders and have ability to balance the needs of cost, quality and time-to-market. Contributions are expected at the individual level. 



The Senior Scientist is responsible for the development of next generation PCR technology and new sample prep strategy.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • BS Degree in biology or biochemistry with 10+ years of industry experience OR MS Degree with 8+ years of industry experience OR PhD with 6+ years industry experience.
  • Experience developing entire assay workflows and chemistries for PCR -based IVD markets meeting CE-IVD and FDA requirements
  • Experience in improving reagents and protocols on along with instrument development  (binding, inhibition, elution, protocol optimizing)
  • Experience with sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction technologies is required
  • Experience with automated extraction and detection systems
  • Experience in PCR assay development
  • Independently perform experimentation and hands-on analysis
  • Experience developing qualitative and quantitative assay systems, primer-probe design, genomic database mining, enzyme specification, materials and vendor selection and qualification
  • Strong background in DOE, statistics in assay development 
  • Candidate must have been part of teams of commercially successful platforms where the candidate made significant contributions
  • Self-motivated, independent and a driving force of efficient execution


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Experience in nested PCR
  • Experience in Excel and JMP
  • Experience with next generation sequencing
  • Experience with as many forms of cell lysis, such as chemical, physical and enzymatic



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