Technical Development Scientist / Associate Scientist
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 7, 2021
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the
Process Virology team in Purification Development within US Pharm
Technical Development (PTDU). The candidate will play a critical
role in developing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for cell line
characterization, in-process testing and viral safety evaluation of
CHO cells used in biotechnology production, a project in close
collaboration with both clinical and commercial Quality Control
Extensive hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge are
in molecular biology analytical methods such as PCR or NGS based
methods. Creative thinking, scientific rigor, experience in method
development are essential. The selected individual is expected to
work independently as well as in a team setting to design and
execute experiments and strategies.
Development of virus detection methods such as NGS with similar
or better assay performance than compendial methods
Design, execute, and analyze experiments, and present results to
Author technical reports in support of method development
- Work collaboratively with the appropriate functions in PTD and
virus detection SMEs in the Roche network.
Who you are
Bachelor (5 year relevant experience), Master (3 year relevant
experience), or PhD degree in microbiology/Virology, molecular
biology, bioinformatics or a related discipline with industrial or
clinical NGS experience.
Candidates must have a strong background in more than one of the
following areas: microbiology/virology, bioinformatics, molecular
biology such as molecular biological methods such as NGS.
Knowledge and experience in bioinformatics and NGS data
Strong interest in laboratory work.
Demonstrated trouble-shooting capabilities and problem-solving
skills, and hands-on work in the lab.
High flexibility and strong work ethic.
A 'can-do' attitude, with the ability to deal with ambiguity,
manage complex situations and to "think out of the box" and
challenge the status quo
Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple tasks and manage
Strong verbal and written communication skills including the
ability to present scientific results clearly and concisely
A strong desire to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary
- Customer-focused, motivated, detail-oriented, with excellent
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