Scientist I/II, Assay Development

Los Gatos, CA 95050

Posted: 04/09/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15453

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Scientist I/II, Assay Development to be part of our client’ s team in Los Gatos. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Scientist I/II, Assay Development

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • We are seeking a highly-motivated Scientist to join the Assay Development group as part of the client’ s R&D team. The candidate should have a solid background in molecular biology and microbiology, along with a knowledge and interest in biochemical assay development. A strong work ethic, good labbench skills, a can-do attitude are essential.
  • After training and introduction to work processes, begins to organize, conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding.  Able to demonstrate an understanding and application of microbiology and/or molecular biology techniques while developing a product.
  • Assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results. Summarizes experimental results, and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader. Communicates results of experiments.
  • Keeps supervisor/project leader informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas. Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA). Analyzes and interprets experimental data using various data analysis software (e.g., JMP) and/or applying quantitative methods.
  • Uses technical writing skills to produce reports and documents. May present findings at internal meetings. Assumes accountability for electronic lab notebook documentation, ensuring experimental methods and results are recorded timely, accurately and consistently, and according to established formats.
  • Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation. May troubleshoot issues related to instrumentation.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision and manages own work flow to accomplish assigned objectives. Uses discretion and independent judgment to recommend solutions to basic problems to team.
  • Establishes as appropriate internal and cross-functional relationships. With guidance, analyzes and brainstorms alternative approaches to solve problems and finds solutions.
  • Maintains familiarity with current technology related information and/or literature and conducts project related information searches and may be involved in extensive literature searches.
  • May be required to work occasional non-standard hours; e.g., second shift, or a few hours of weekend work.  May be required to travel to and work in Pleasanton, CA location.  All changes to work hours or site will be planned, discussed and approved prior to scheduling.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in Biological Sciences (e.g. microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, etc.).
  • Minimum of 1-3 years (MS) or 3-5 years (BS) industry experience in a hands-on experience with laboratory bench work (In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) development experience preferred).
  • Good understanding of microbiology, molecular biology cloning techniques, high-throughput (HTP) based workflows, and data analysis methodology (JMP). Experience in assisting design of experiments, implementation of experimental procedures, interpretation of data and troubleshooting.
  • Hands-on experience in a wide range of basic molecular biology procedures, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, qPCR, and gel electrophoresis.
  • Work aseptically to culture aerobic microbes.
  • Experience with bacteria culture in a BSL2 environment preferred. Assist with development and testing of microbial based assays
  • Must have proficient written and verbal communication skills with a strong level of computer literacy.
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word programs.

Ethan Christenson
Scientific Recruiter

If you are looking for career growth or new opportunities you have come to the right place! Here at Bayside solutions we specialize in relationship based recruiting, we are focused and determined to take your career in the direction you want it to go. I would love to talk to you about your career objectives, sports, traveling, or anything else that interests you. I look forward to getting to know you and where you want to go!
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