188665 - Scientist III
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
West Hills
12 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist III for an opening in West Hills, CA.

The Scientist III, Molecular Biology serves as a technical lead to explore new technologies and identify creative and robust solutions to overcome current technological limitations in molecular diagnostic products for transplant medicine. As a member of the Molecular Biology R&D team, you will be responsible for designing and performing experiments and conducting data analysis for research, development, improvement, and troubleshooting of HLA gene typing products or related projects. You will need to be self-motivated and handle independent tasks with the understanding of how those tasks tie into the bigger picture.

Design and conduct experiments for the development, improvement, and troubleshooting of molecular diagnostic products in the field of transplantation
Analyze data, compile, compose and present reports on a regular basis
Assist in all validation and verification efforts as well as maintenance of documents, equipment and reagents
Assist in feasibility studies for new projects
Function as a lead for time-sensitive projects and provide support to immediate team for successful completion of projects
Prepare SOPs, study plans, reports and other internal documents
Participate in interdepartmental activities and research efforts, and work effectively with cross-functional teams
Conduct literature search, proactively monitor relevant diagnostic market, propose ideas for innovation, and write proposals for grants or manuscripts for publication

Minimum laboratory experience post-graduation in academic or R&D industrial environment is 5 years for B.S and 3 years for M.S.
Experience in development, optimization, and validation of molecular assays, preferably clinical diagnostic tests
Specific knowledge of molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques
Experience with SSP, SSO and DNA sequencing
Experience with Real-time Quantitative PCR with SYBR Green or TaqMan probes preferred
Experience with primer and probe designs

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Pragmatic self-starter who can manage self, motivate others, and operate effectively in a constantly changing environment
Broad and deep knowledge in molecular biology and relevant techniques, DNA isolation and quantification, gene amplification methods, quantitative PCR, Sanger sequencing, and other relevant technologies
Well-founded formal problem-solving skills. Experience in designing experiments and interpreting complex data, and solve challenging issues to improve product performance with innovative approaches
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Time management skills to handle a variety of assigned tasks simultaneously
Ability to communicate with other departments as a technical representative to assist in process improvement, customer inquiries, staff training as needed
Well-developed written skills to prepare regular and routine reports, reviews, and white papers, as well as preparing presentations to a variety of audiences
Ability to initiate and conduct literature search, propose ideas for new products or product improvement and manage feasibility studies from conception to development under minimal supervision.

Accredited B.S. in the Biological Sciences is required. Graduate degree in Biological Science is preferred. Molecular Biology degree preferred


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.