Sr. Molecular Biologist, System/Software User Expert

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Employer
Siemens
Location
Berkeley, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 03, 2021
Closes
May 17, 2021
Ref
2083393048
Discipline
Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Now's ourtime to inspire the future of healthcare together.
Siemens
Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company with over 170 years
of experience and 18,000 patents. More than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in over
70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. We stand with our
customers around the world to support them in delivering high quality care to
their patients. An estimated 5 million patients across the globe benefit every
day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic
and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well
as digital health and enterprise services. This is what truly matters to us.
Job Title : Sr. Molecular Biologist, System/Software User Expert
Job Location:Berkeley, CA
Siemens
Healthineers Molecular division makes the FTD SARS-CoV-2 assay running on our VERSANT
kPCR Molecular System provide an automated, flexible and high quality solution
to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. We have
one of the most sensitive SARS-CoV-2 assays on the market as evidenced by the
FDA Reference panel: SARS-CoV-2
Reference Panel Comparative Data
Are
you the right scientist to work on Projects with a cross-functional focus as we
add more new assays to use our systems and make improvements for increased
customer satisfaction and usability? You
will be involved in supporting reagent, system, and software development and
improvement projects with IVD Molecular Diagnostics systems based on real-time
PCR and liquid handling sample preparation solutions.
The
Senior scientist will be responsible for providing cross-function technical
expertise on our various system and software projects with new assays being
added to the portfolio. This is a
critical role as you will become an expert on how clinical samples run through
the entire system workflow from Hamilton liquid handling through to Thermo
Fisher PCR systems. The successful candidate will have strong background in
general preanalytical chemistry and be well versed in methods and
instrumentation used for isolation, characterization, and release testing of
nucleic acids. This is a part time hands-on "at the
bench" role focusing on development projects and cross-functional
communication that requires designing and conducting laboratory experiments,
sample handling, data acquisition, data interpretation, data reporting and verification
and validation/documentation. Having in depth knowledge in developing sample
extraction reagents and sample extraction processes for both manual and
automation will be helpful.
Responsibilities:
- Oversees and assists running tests on our Molecular Hamiltonbased liquid handling system and Thermo Fisher PCR system for variousprojects.
- Assists in the expanding range ofbiospecimens applications on our liquid handing system which may also useboth manual techniques and a number of other automation platforms andequipment.
- Utilizes molecular biology expertise to advise,develop and implement new protocols, troubleshoot and optimize exitingprotocols, with an eye toward quality, throughput, automation feasibility,and process consistency.
- Participates and may lead Design Controlactivities which can include Change lead and organizing the Changedocumentation. Author Verificationand Validation plans, protocols, and reports as assigned or chosen.
- Critically analyzes complex data usingknowledge of the scientific field, interprets and integrate experimentalresults with project objectives.
- Is responsible for technical leadership froma user perspective running our systems with our reagents and assays.
- Informs on clear product developmenttimelines and prioritize efforts to deliver on commitments
- Cross trains staff in areas of expertise
- Reviews statistical plans and analysiswith Stats personnel with confidence
- Collaborates effectively with peers andcross functional teams.
- May write technical and businesscommunications including papers and posters.
- Gives effective internal and externalpresentations
- Contributes in R&D evaluation of newlicense and co-development opportunities
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
- Experience with various techniques forsample extraction, and real time PCR including all in between steps withvortexing and centrifugation.
- Familiarly with Liquid handling Robotics(Hamilton MICROLABSTAR preferred but others considered)
- Expertise in operation and use of a widearray of analytical instrumentation
- Experience with nucleic acid extractionfrom complex biological matrices
- Hands on expertise with technicalknowledge with sample extraction automation and PCR testing instruments,including the software to run them.
- Experience authoring Design Controldocumentation
- Strong organizational skills, orientationto detail, ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
- Critical thinking, highly self-motivated,flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and resources
- Must possess excellent interpersonalskills and have strong oral and written communication abilities tofacilitate communication with and support of cross-functionalcollaborations across diverse research programs
- Abilityto work in a fast-paced collaborative environment while maintaining a highlevel of attention to detail
· Experience with development within regulated environments to
support development of IVD -based clinical assays and instruments
- Authorization to work in the United Statesindefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
- Demonstratedsuccess with developing methods to purify and characterize nucleic acidsfrom blood products, tissue, swabs and other esoteric sample types
·
Familiarly
with Laboratory Information Management System
(LIMS)
- Experiencewith developing new methods for automation equipment
- Experience identifying and troubleshooting process, material, orequipment problems to minimize down time and recommend solutions.
- Data analysis using JMP software
- SAP usage
- Proven ability tooperate and troubleshoot versatile analytical instrumentation
At Siemens
Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater
cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What
unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common
purpose: To innovate for healthcare,
building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even
better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of
our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and
dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both
personally and professionally.
If you wantto join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our careersite at https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/careers *.
If you wish
to find out more about the specific before applying, please visit: https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/about .
As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy
to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.
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Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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