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Scientist I

Company: Ambry Genetics
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

JOB OVERVIEW:
The position is responsible for planning, initiating, driving, and managing the development of one or more assays. The position will evaluate relevant literature, research data, new technologies, and software programs to support new assay development at Ambry.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead the development of specific assays based on general product concepts using NGS, PCR, and other existing and/or novel high throughput molecular methods.
Document assay development plans, strategies, data, decisions, and changes to specifications.
Coordinate projects with R&D team members and employees from other departments.
Assist in troubleshooting of problems in the laboratory. Devise solutions to overcome technical issues based on experimentation and data.
Research and assess new technologies, software, and reagents/chemistries for potential implementation in new assays, or performance improvements or budgetary savings for existing tests.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
M.S. or Ph.D. in molecular biology, biomedical sciences, cellular biology, biochemistry, or related field
Strong knowledge of the principles, tools, and existing and emerging techniques for nucleic acid isolation, manipulation, and analysis.
Background in cancer biology, oncology, molecular genetics, or genomics.
Hands-on experience generating, troubleshooting, and analyzing large complex datasets, such as those obtained from high throughput functional genomics screens, microarray, NGS, and/or proteomics experiments.
Proficient with a broad range of standard molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid isolation, molecular cloning, NGS library construction, etc., the output of those techniques, how the output is assayed, and the analysis and interpretation of those results.
Ability to communicate complex information clearly, effectively, and accurately as evidenced by first author publication(s).
Hands-on experience designing both hypothesis and data driven experiments.
Desire to work both independently and as part of focused or multi-disciplinary teams.
Ability to speak effectively one-on-one and in group settings with clients, vendors, and employees of the organization.
Strong computer and bioinformatics skills. Programming experience and/or use of command line tools is a plus.
Ph.D.: 5 -7 years research experience in an academic setting and 0 - 2 years industry experience.
M.S.: 3-5 years research experience in an academic setting and 7+ years industry experience.

About Us:
Ambry Genetics Corporation is a CAP-accredited and CLIA-licensed molecular genetics laboratory based in Aliso Viejo, California. We are a genetics-based healthcare company that is dedicated to open scientific exchange so we can work together to understand and treat all human disease faster.

At Ambry, everyone is welcome. A career at Ambry Genetics is a chance to be part of a dynamic company that aims to improve health by understanding the relationships between genetics and human disease. We earned our reputation as industry leaders by responsibly introducing cutting-edge genetic testing solutions and continually sharing what we learn with the global scientific community.

At Ambry you will be learning, challenging yourself, and having fun while collaborating with teammates through the open exchange of ideas. Our outstanding benefits program includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, FSA, and generous paid time off (PTO) program. Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we maintain a drug-free work environment.
Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race (and traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Ambry does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters, third party recruiting agencies, outside recruiters or firms without an executed contract in place. We are not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by Ambry. Such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Ambry and will be processed accordingly.

Keywords: Ambry Genetics, Aliso Viejo , Scientist I, Other , Aliso Viejo, California

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