IncellDx is a growing single cell, molecular diagnostic company, dedicated to revolutionizing healthcare by combining molecular diagnostics with high throughput cellular analysis. We focus on critical life threatening diseases such as cervical cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer and urologic cancers. IncellDx also develops companion diagnostics in partnership with pharmaceutical companies.
Located in San Carlos, CA, IncellDx is seeking a Research Associate to implement, test, and validate prototype molecular and companion diagnostic products. The following is a list of responsibilities and desired qualifications for potential candidates.
Responsibilities of a Research Associate
· Research Associate will be working on developing products for IVD and CE-IVD use within appropriate regulatory guidelines
· Isolate and purify PBMCs from human blood
· Generate and maintain working stock of cell lines for Product Development studies
· Monitor inventory of cell culture reagents and supplies and be responsible for ordering
· Carry out feasibility studies of initial product design
· Perform stability studies to establish product storage conditions and shelf life
· Plan and conduct testing to verify assay performance and validate the product design
· Record experimental results, write protocols, and reports to document prototype development
· Assist with execution and planning of process validation studies
· Use of Biosafety Level 2 practices for potentially hazardous biological materials
· Perform benchtop lab work with repetitive manual tasks and while maintaining detailed visual observations
· BS in molecular biology/biochemistry or related field with 1-2 years of relevant experience
· Technical proficiency in cell culture and aseptic techniques
· Experience working in Biosafety Level 2 laboratory setting
· Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and innovative environment
· Experience with molecular diagnostic product or clinical assay development desired
· Experience working in a GMP environment or FDA-regulated industrial setting
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques desired
· Flow Cytometry experience is a plus
Work conditions and physical requirements
· The work is performed indoors, in a biology laboratory and a general office environment.
· Minimum use of hazardous and/or toxic chemicals and potentially hazardous biological materials.
· Some tasks require the ability to work extended periods of time on a computer.
· The employee must be able to read, write, and communicate fluently in English.