Senior Staff Scientist, Sample Preparation and Assay Development
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%
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.
For more information, please visit: http://www.usa.siemens.com/healthineers
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