PDS is seeking candidates for a Scientist II to fill a position in South San Francisco, California
Job Description Details:
Conduct pre-designed scientific or engineering experiments using laboratory equipment and calculations. Products include benchtop instruments, sample preparation, and protein expression. Plan the use of equipment, materials and own time. Make detailed observations and basic data analysis. Advise supervisor of factors that may affect quality, accuracy, timeliness and usefulness of data. Troubleshoot experiments with assistance from supervisor. Maintain complete and thorough lab notebook and training file in accordance with division standard. Comply with all company safety regulations and procedures. Position exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Normally receives general instruction on routine work, detailed instruction on new assignments. Job encounters recurring work situations with occasional variations from the norm, involving a moderate degree of complexity. Works on problems where analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Accuracy is required in performing all functions of this position. Mistakes in work could cause substantial interpretive errors. May be required to perform other related duties as needed.
Main duties would include, but may not be limited to:
Running tests and experiments in the laboratory.
Preparing PCR reaction plates and running on AB qPCR systems.
Contributing to writing and executing test plans and reports.
Executing statistical data analysis.
Major responsibilities are understanding and executing procedures, accurately recording data, and assisting in data analysis.
Qualified candidates must have a degree in the field of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field and experience working in a lab environment under basic laboratory practices. An interdisciplinary education and/or experience is preferred to allow for a systems-level approach on projects. Familiarity with qPCR techniques and nucleic acid extraction methods are a must, as well as good communication skills and familiarity with good documentation practices.