• Staff Scientist Product Development

    Location US-CA-Pleasanton
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  • Overview

    At the Digital Biology Center (a division of Bio-Rad) we use microfluidic chips to generate nanoliter-sized droplets as reaction vessels to power an extremely precise digital nucleic acid measurement method (droplet digital PCR).  Now that we've solidified our market lead in digital PCR, we're expanding into new applications, including highly multiplexed DNA amplification and NGS sample preparation.  We believe our partition technology creating hundreds of thousands of droplets will open up new avenues in basic research and set new paradigms in life science research.


    If you’re a staff scientist who truly enjoys balancing bench work and managing a small group of highly motivated and talented scientists; thrives on pushing back the boundaries of the unknown; relishes the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment; and, thrilled by personally taking your ideas from whiteboard to full product release, please read on!


    • In close collaboration with Marketing, invent and establish concept feasibility of new products.
    • Develop the physical product specifications and configurations that deliver the optimum product performance.
    • Lead a team that integrates these products with the associated emulsion chemistry and micro-fluidics platforms.
    • Be a Thought Leader for in digital biology emulsion chemistry, their applications, and gain a presence in the field through inventions, product commercialization, presentations and publications.


    • PhD. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry with 10+ years of industrial experience highlighted with successful NPIs and 5+ years of direct management experience.
    • Proven capacity to thrive in a multi-disciplinary setting while leading and working alongside engineers, biologists, software developers and manufacturing professionals.
    • Detailed working knowledge of modern sequencing methods, the field of genomics, and informatics. Demonstrated understanding of all “wet lab” elements in and around NGS, including sample and target prep, amplification and sequencing biochemistries.
    • Direct experience and full knowledge of product Life Cycles exemplified by product launch.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in statistical experimental design and analysis is essential.
    • Track record of self-motivated design, execution and analysis of experiments on aggressive schedules in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, logical and analytical thinking, ability to multitask, work independently and on a team, and the ability to learn, troubleshoot, and problem solve.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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