Scientist I/II

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Posted: 08/29/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 16352

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Scientist I/II 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 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.

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Scientist I/II

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:
  • 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.
  • Run microbiology experiments in BSL2 labs, process data, and report data.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Scientist I:
    • Bachelor’ s degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field is required. Microbiology preferred.
    • 0-3 years of related experience, 1-3 years preferred
  • Scientist II:
    • Bachelor’ s degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Master’ s degree in Microbiology preferred.
    • Minimum of 1-3 years of related experience. 4 to 6 years of relevant industry experience is preferred
  • Good understanding of microbiology, molecular biology, high-through put (HTP) based workflows, and data analysis methodology (JMP).
  • Hands-on experience in basic aseptic techniques, handling BSL2 organisms or clinical specimens and working with a HTP system (e.g., Hamilton) is beneficial. 
  • Experience with bacteria culture in a BSL2 environment nice to have           .
  • Must have strong 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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